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Rick Lynch, founder of FLYC, has studied, practiced and experienced Yoga for over 30 years. He began his own yoga practice in 1978 when he took a class because he had health complications. Quickly realizing that yoga was much more than just poses, it became a way of life for him. After becoming certified as an instructor in 1989 with Francois Raoult of Open Sky Yoga Center in Rochester, Rick took continuing education credits to become a master yoga instructor.

Since 1989 Rick has taught locally and internationally, leading many trips to Thailand and India for yoga vacations and retreats. He has conducted classes at Open Sky Yoga in Rochester since 1989, at his studio Finger Lakes Yoga in Canandaigua since 1993, and at Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua since 2000. Since 2007, Rick has co-evolved yoga programs for Wegman’s. In 2016, he became certified in mindfulness and meditation with teacher David Nichtern of Colorado. Rick also holds a 2014 Pilates teaching certification.

Rick's class are truly for anyone. Each class promotes yoga's ultimate goal of stilling the mind with his tried and true techniques in breathing and body movement. He teaches from the inspiration of his students, the time of year, and time of day, being conscious of all that challenges us, as humans. Class participants enjoy the use of props to allow each posture to meet the student where they're at, whether a brand new student or seasoned practitioner. Rick enjoys yoga and shares it with his soft spoken sense of humor and positive perspective of living a whole life, everyday.


Rick brings his humor and an everyday practicality to his high quality yoga instruction. Each class is inspired by being here now and making peace with our minds through the use of breath, movement and stillness. As you get to know him, you'll appreciate his passion for nature, hiking the Finger Lakes area and riding motorcycles.


Yoga is an art, a science, and philosophy for personal development.

Yoga will help build strength, develop flexibility and improve harmony with in yourself.

Yoga reduces the effects of stress. Therapeutic in nature, yoga can help alleviate physical problems by bringing balance to the whole system.

Yoga is compatible and enhancing to all athletic endeavors.

Yoga by definition is the settling of the mind into stillness.

Its purpose is to deepen your inner sense of awareness and perception.


Our Philosophy


Yoga Classes

Pre-registration only and no walk-ins. Classes will be full.


Classes are limited to 15 people.

Students must make-up missed classes within the current session.

Facial masks are optional.

Everyone must provide their own yoga mat.

You may bring your own props or borrow ours.


April 29th - June 28th

No class Monday Memorial Day May 27
No classes June 29 - July 5

Summer session July 6 - August 30

Please email, text or call us to register.

8 week session Rick 1x a week $146.00 | 2x a week $270

8 week session Becky 1x  $120.00 | 2x a week $215 | 2x Rick & Becky $245

Friday Zoom  $45.00 for 4 classes | $90 for 8 classes (Please ask for link)

May 4th Restore & Renew w SoundBath with Becky and Tina

Saturday 3:30 -- 5:30pm | $30.00

Space is limited!! Must pre-register....

"The pose is only a strategy for allowing the state of yoga to arise; the pose is not the yoga." Judith Lasater

About Becky


Becky has been teaching yoga since September 2020 after completing her first 200 hour training with Yoga Farm Ithaca.  She completed Rick Lynch's 200 hour teacher training in March, 2021. Her continuing education includes a 300 hr certification with Mark Stephens, and Restorative Yoga certification with Judith Lasater. She has been teaching at the Finger Lakes Yoga Center, Radiant You Wellness in Palmyra and at the Geneva YMCA.

Becky's classes are for all bodies and abilities. She encourages exploring the body~mind relationship through truthfulness and curiosity, guiding students through yoga postures and breath practices that encourage health and wellbeing for life off the yoga mat.

Becky is a Registered Nurse (since 1993) and currently working in College Health at RIT, is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches school of coaching.


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"Don't ask me about meditation.

Ask me what is not meditation.

I sit anywhere, I meditate. I stand anywhere, I meditate.

I walk anywhere, I meditate

Everything I do is meditation."

Rick Lynch

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