About Lincoln Yoga Center

About Lincoln Yoga Center

Yoga Teacher Training
Now accepting applications! Already certified as a 200-hour Teacher? Become a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with our 2017-2018 RYT 300-hour program.
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TAKE 5 Certification
with Sheila Palmquist
Saturday, June 10
1-4PM / Studio 1 / $89
Developed and taught by Sheila Palmquist, TAKE 5 was designed to help students, teachers, and parents learn to self-regulate and navigate the demands of our ever-changing environment. This comprehensive program enables us all to better understand and take control of violence and aggression. This program includes three hours of training. Curriculum manual included.

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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, June 4
3-4PM / Studio 1
first Sunday of each month


Thursday, June 1
w/ Prem & Nan
7-8PM / Studio 1
first Thursday of each month


Thursday, June 8
w/ Mahak, owner of Suji
7-8PM / Studio 4
second Thursday of each month

w/ Brittany Bowdish
5:45-6:45PM / Studio 1
for new clients

Saturday, May 6
w/ Sheila Palmquist
6-7pm / Studio 1
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Saturday,  June 3
w/ Cathy Pompeo
7-8:30pm / Studio 1

Saturday, June 10
w/ Amy Weber
5-7PM / Studio 1
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Thursday, July 20
w/ Sreedevi Bingi
7-9PM / Studio 1
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Lincoln Yoga Center was founded in 2010 by Sheila Palmquist, E-RYT500, RPYT, RCYT. Since it’s inception, The Center has grown to four studios and a host of community yoga programs, including yoga in the schools and teacher training programs.


Our mission is to light the path as others begin their journey into yoga. With the understanding that we are all different, and have the opportunity to start anew every day, we offer a variety of yoga classes to suit all levels and abilities, from balance and flexibility for foundational security, to Intermediate/Advanced for a playful challenge.


Our Team


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Founder and Director of Lincoln Yoga Center and School Sheila Palmquist 
E-RYT500, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP®. LYC opened August 28th 2010. Lincoln Yoga Center offers 200 Hour Yoga Certification. Take 5 Certification (Behavior program for children). Over 40 group classes per week, for all ages and abilities. We have private and semi private sessions available for expecting mothers, athletes wishing to improve performance and focus, stress reduction, injury recovery, chronic illness, pain management, children, teens, seniors, etc. Everyone can practice yoga, and benefit from the effects. My introduction to yoga began in 2000, while living in Loveland, CO. I had an injury that kept me from my workouts of weightlifting and cardiovascular exercise, so I tried yoga. I have been a student ever since. My yoga practice became a way to maintain a healthy balance of my mind, body and spirit. I started my yoga training in 2002 after my second child was born, gave up my stress filled corporate job and started teaching yoga to kids. In 2004 my family and I returned to Lincoln. Although we loved CO, even good weather and beautiful mountains don’t compare to having your friends and family close by. My yoga journey in Lincoln has taken me too many gyms, schools, businesses, and wellness centers. I have met many wonderful people and have grown from each new experience. In 2008 I received my 200 hour certification at the Omaha Yoga & Bodywork Center and my 500 hour certification at the Himalayan Institute in PA. My approach to yoga is always based on what is best for the student. I do not believe in forceful practices, if you do not enjoy something you won’t and shouldn’t continue to do it. We are all unique, no one should try to copy someone else’s posture or practice, find yours. Our bodies and minds react differently to stress, we do not perceive or process things the same way. There is a formula for a healthy balance that is unique for all of us. I love working with a student and watching them have the, “I get it”, moment as most teachers know, we live for those moments. Some students find awareness through moving the body, (postures) others though the mind, (meditation) generally it is a combination of practices. The breath is the most important component. Take three deep, slow breaths (so the abdomen moves) right now ….notice what the affect is on the mind and body. At Lincoln Yoga Center we will help you find your center in a non-competitive, non-judgmental way. We welcome you and your questions. Please visit our web site at LincolnYogaCenter.com, email: LincolnYogaCenter@gmail.com, call (402)570-1114, or stop by 2127 Winthrop Rd. (across from Leon’s Food Mart).
The first yoga class I took was fifteen or so years ago. I wasn’t sure at that point what to think about yoga. Over the years, I continued to practice at different studios and in 2013, decided to gain a deeper understanding of yoga and take the 200 hr. teacher training at Lincoln Yoga Center. This is when I realized yoga was more to me than just a form of exercise. I delight in sharing my knowledge with friends, family and anyone interested in learning more about this ancient practice. My journey continues as I apply all aspects of yoga to my everyday life.
My yoga journey started in 1999 when I went with a dear friend to a class in the basement of a community center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Although it wasn’t love at first asana, about two months into practicing I had an experience that led me to believe there was more to yoga than a good workout. From that time on I pursued yoga with a passion which grows with time. I love the way a good asana practice makes my body feel, and in my classes my intention is to help students feel good in their bodies. I draw on the many styles of yoga that I have practiced over the years including Iyengar, Ashtanga, vinyasa, power, Kundalini, and Forest. In addition, I incorporate into classes the other limbs of yoga and Ayurvedic principles to provide a holistic experience and empower people to live in harmony with the subtle energies that surround and influence us.
Growing up as an athlete, I was always intrigued by different forms of movement. Except yoga. After sustaining a minor knee injury, my orthopedic surgeon told me that if I wanted to continue to run and play sports, I needed to make yoga a regular part of my exercise routine. That was certainly enough to get me in the studio. My first class was a Vinyasa style class with all Michael Jackson music. I’m just gonna throw this out there… if moving to the beat of MJ doesn’t get you goin, I don’t know what will!

For the next 2 years I became a dedicated yoga student and then began teaching. I moved to Lincoln 3 years ago where a wonderful opportunity for self-transformation opened its doors, under the teaching of Thomas and Tataya Radtke. Going into the Teacher Training at YBB, I thought it would just help me become a better teacher. What I really got was a radical transformation in myself.

My absolute favorite part about teaching yoga is seeing a student connect with themselves on a level they didn’t even know existed AND THEN seeing them carry that connection with them out into the world, off of the mat. Yoga began and continues to be a way in which I rehabilitate my body. But more than that, it is showing up for myself and others and letting go of the expectations I have of the world, of the people in the world, and with myself.

In my class you can expect to laugh, sweat, connect, feel, open, let go, trust, breathe, and most importantly… PLAY!

I started practicing yoga after my second child was born. Asana practice embodied so many of the thoughts and feelings that early parenthood brought up in me and was incredibly reassuring. As a new parent I was learning and living the first two limbs of yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas which form the structure of practice on and off the mat. These qualities will always guide my teaching: non-harming, truthfulness, purity, non-grasping, contentment, learning through self-experience and a devotion to the divine in all beings.

I have been a childbirth educator since 1999, and took my first yoga training and started teaching pre and postnatal yoga in 2005. I took another training in 2008 with Yogrishi Vishvketu and continued to teach and to lead teacher trainings in pre and postnatal.

Find out more about Amy at www.amybidrman.com

Hugh is grateful to have been raised and influenced by eastern philosophies. Before finding yoga, he studied martial arts and meditation. Naturally he gravitated towards yoga and all its wonder. “Yoga has offered me a doorway to connect the body, mind, heart and spirit. It is captivating and has a way of enriching one’s life.”
Certified in Inner Power Yoga through the Yoga World Reach organization.  Hugh believes life’s journey begins with reconciliation with oneself. “I like to offer a practice with inner awareness which can blossom outwardly. Through our practice we can move closer to this sensation of wholeness. It’s an amazing feeling when we experience this deep connection.”
I'm originally from London and although I'm half English, half French I consider myself more of a world citizen having lived the last 6 years in Spain, Morocco, Argentina and now the US.
Having spent seven years doing gymnastics and circus skills as a child and teenager, in my 20s I struggled to find another form of 'exercise' I enjoyed... until I discovered yoga.
Initially it was just a physical attraction and we had an on-off relationship for several years. Curiously, I found that whenever I stopped practicing yoga, it always had a way of finding me again!
The last time yoga found me I was in Argentina and I finally started to appreciate the other elements of yoga, especially meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises).
I completed my 200-hour teacher training at Shoshoni Ashram in Colorado where I found myself growing in ways I could never have imagined. I also found that I had to unlearn a lot of what I thought I knew, leave my ego behind and relearn what yoga was all about!
I like to focus on breathing and the correct alignment of poses. I enjoy helping students to connect with their breath to enable them to focus on the present moment. I believe that by practicing yoga we become physically and mentally stronger, we improve body awareness and acceptance... and we can have fun at the same time!
When Laura walked into her first yoga class over 15 years ago, she had no idea where the journey would take her. Now Laura truly loves yoga and how it enriches her life. As a healthcare professional for over 20 years, Laura finds that teaching yoga is just another extension of how she can help people reach their true potential.
Laura is a licensed and certified yoga instructor and proud to be a graduate of the 200 level Yoga World Reach IPY teacher training program, and feels yoga doesn’t just address the physical workout – but it is a practice that connects the mind and the body.
“As a yoga instructor I want people to feel accepted, welcomed and loved. My style of yoga is Vinyasa flow but I also teach foundations, Barre yoga and Ashtanga.
Laura lives in Lincoln with her husband Kristian and their five children. She loves music, reading, and traveling.
Amy W. began her yoga journey in 2006 as cross-training for her avid running, golf, and weight training activities. Having been a dancer for 20 years as well as a runner for 25 years (and counting), the introduction of yoga/breath-work into her already active lifestyle helped increase flexibility, total body strength/tone, and introduced a mental balance that carried over from her mat to all aspects of life!

Amy completed her 200-hr Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) training through the Lincoln Yoga Center in May 2013. Her classes are designed around the strengthening, training, and the fine-tuning of muscles for overall fitness and health. Amy’s class style incorporates Vinyasa flow with deep holding of some postures in between flow sequences – perfect for the athlete or active yogi in you! A wine aficionado, Amy also teaches a monthly “Vino and Vinyasa” class that consists of an hour of Vinyasa yoga followed by the community enjoyment of several different brands of the featured wine type of the month. In addition to teaching group classes, Amy is also available to teach private lessons by appointment.

Lu Milius RYT 300 Inner Power Yoga, R.R. Shakti. Lu has 17 years yoga experience and 9 years as a yoga teacher. Lu specializes in adaptive yoga Matthew Sanford style. Her approach is the body is always in true natural state of wholeness. Lu's approach is to assist in awakening the energy within as the body's whole self is revealed.
Lu also has certifications in Restorative Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater method, and in Interoceptive trauma yoga, from the trauma center in Boston.
Lu is a retired Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys reading, gardening, and nature. She spends her free time with family and especially her twelve grandchildren.
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