Lyn Tally is the founder of Go Interactive Wellness and creator of UNWIND. She retired at the age of 21 from her professional ballet career with Boston Ballet and now over a decade later, she has spent over 1500 hours studying, leading, and mentoring others in the field of embodied mindfulness. She leads trainings and group programming across the globe inspiring others to go with in and develop a true relationship with themselves. An active member of the faculty for Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, she continues to deepen her grasp on mindfulness in the everyday experience. Once a perfectionist, now a free spirit, she is inspired to help others find their own personal freedom. You can find more about Lyn at lyntally.com.
Retiring at the age of 21 propelled me to find my true self. Having trained for most of my life as a dancer, by age 20 I’d achieved my dream of being a soloist and was dancing for the Boston Ballet. One would think that I would be thrilled to be where I was, but I wasn’t. For me, at that time, pieces were not adding up to a happy and fulfilled life. This clear knowing brought me to make a very tough decision, to quit.
When I stepped out of the spotlight, I didn't have a game plan, and everyone around me questioned my decision. After I retired from ballet, I floated. I had left a highly structured life and let go of a lifelong dream. I felt untethered and unsure. I needed new dreams and a new career, but I didn’t know where to start.
At my first mindfulness session, I found out what had been missing from my life this whole time. It was me. My mind, my body, and my soul. Despite working with my body every day for years, I was completely disconnected from it. My body had always been a tool that I used to perform and achieve, but in yoga it became a source of clarity.
Now I realize why having a healthy relationship with yourself is key to a fulfilling, meaningful, and abundant life. Once I became connected to all parts of my being, I was able to live authentically while accepting the authenticity from the world around me. I no longer needed to control my conditions to feel calm and at ease.
With years of self-study (and real academic study), it is a great honor to work with Hallie and create a guide for you to begin to step into a more true version of yourself through mindfulness.