Meet Lynea

Lynea Gillen,  LPC, RYT, TRE®is the cofounder of Yoga Calm® and is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200). She has a private practice as a counselor in Portland, Oregon, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University. She has been practicing yoga since 1973 and has over 30 years of experience as a schoolteacher and counselor. Lynea is a licensed professional counselor and holds a Master of Science degree in counseling education from Portland State University.

She is coauthor of Yoga Calm for Children: Educating Heart, Mind, and Body. To date, she has trained over 1,000 school teachers, yoga teachers, parents, and counselors in Yoga Calm and has presented Yoga Calm for Children methods at conferences in several states.

Lynea is also trained in TRE® (Trauma Release Exercise), West African dance and Jungian Therapy.

Meet Lynea Gillen


Lynea has brought so much growth and relief to my life. She has a perspective that is inspiring. She not only helps me through difficult times but she is like a life coach as well. She is kind, funny, creative in ways to help me get through difficult situations and is an amazing listener. She has fantastic observations and makes me think about things in such a different way. She has been essential in my life the last couple years. I wouldn’t want to do it without her.