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Welcome, I'm Lindsay Hess
Certified Life Coach, Yoga Teacher, Breathwork Facilitator, and Reiki Practitioner for those seeking whole body, sustainable wellness
Merging mental health and holistic living into a safe, self-empowered community.

Passion & expertise stemming from my personal story and experience-- here's my journey:

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I'm Lindsay, a Colorado native, born and raised, originally from Littleton, Colorado. I've spent most of my time living along the Colorado front range, intermixed with long bouts living nomadically out of a backpack, halfway around the world. In 2016, grief rooted me back to my home state, where I spent the next few years focused on self growth and personal transformation. 

In 2018, I created WanderLotus®. This space was created as a place to share my offerings to the greater community. A place where I could merge mental health and the holistic lifestyle into a safe container. My world travels humbled me, and showed me that there was another way to live this life. There is something out there, besides deadlines, people pleasing, and fitting into the societal mold. So I was determined to come home and disrupt the Western mindset. To help bring our people back. Back to our bodies, back to our breath, back to Mother Nature. My studies and my teachings reflect a blend of Eastern Philosophy, Earth Medicine and Shamanic practices. 

I bring transformation to my clients by bringing yoga, Ayurveda, lifestyle coaching, travel, nature and community together. I want to help others feel good in their mind, body and soul. So, I invite you to hold space with me. 

Here you are safe to be authentically you and show up just as you are. I will hold a safe space that brings you to the edge of your comfort zone, so you can get out of your own way, and create the life you've been dreaming about.  

Education & Experience
  • Certified Life Coach

  • Certified Trauma Aware teacher

  • Certified Ayurvedic Nutritionist

  • Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance- ERYT 200 + YACEP

  • Certified Yin Yoga Teacher

  • Certified Usui Reiki 2

  • International Retreat Facilitator

  • Bachelors of Science in Biology from Fort Lewis College 

  • Minor in Business Administration 

  • Owner/Founder of Wanderlotus® Yoga & Wellnes with over 1,000 teaching hours

The Full Story

My Travels

Costa Rica 

Ever since I was a little girl, I was called to visit Costa Rica. Right before my senior year of college, I had the opportunity to live there and study abroad for a summer in order to finish up my Business Administration minor. We spent a majority of our time exploring the jungle and experiencing the biodiversity there. From white water rafting in the Rio Pacuare to snorkeling off the coast of Drake Bay we encountered endless wildlife.

 

The summer after college, I again, went down to travel in Costa Rica. I spent a couple weeks near Puerto Viejo working at an animal rescue center, rehabilitating howler monkeys and baby sloths back into the jungle. 

Around the World

A few years later, I had the opportunity to take a 6 month trip around the world, out of a backpack. I started in Belize. Here, I lived in a tree house over a dog rescue on Caye Caulker Island. From here I went to New Zealand, and spent a month hitchhiking and camping along the north and south island. Off of the coast of Kaikoura, I swam with a wild pod of dolphins in the ocean, which was a dream come true.

 

I then made way to Australia to catch a show at the Sydney Opera House and managed to come face to face with a koala before leaving the country. 

For the next couple of months, I posted up in Southeast Asia, spending time traveling between Thailand and Cambodia. I spent 3 weeks on Koh Tao getting my rescue scuba diving license. Cambodia was a hidden gem. The temples were magnificent  and I made sure to catch a sunrise trip to Angkor Wat and Bayan. I ended my Southeast Asia journey, spending time at an elephant refuge in Chang Mai. The roots of my yoga practice formed from experiencing this culture. 

The journey continued to Greece, where I spent one month between Athens, Meteora, and Santorini. My gyro addiction began here, and my love for Greek culture only grew. I then made way to the heart of Rome and over towards Ireland. I spent about a month here, spending time in Galway, Dublin, and Belfast. I made my way home from here with plans to apply to grad school and move to Fort Collins, Colorado. 

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Grief

In 2016, once I returned home, I enrolled in school at CSU to take a few final pre-requisites for Veterinary school. Shortly after starting my classes, life threw me a huge curveball. 

 

At the age of 24, my mother suddenly passed away from a heart attack. I dropped out of school to take the time I needed to process and move through this experience. It took months into years to take the time to grieve and accept this traumatic event. 

I started to experience an identity crisis. I couldn't get clear on anything and had no idea what direction my life would take next. This was where my journey moved inward, and I set out to heal and rediscover myself. 

Yoga was the only form of "therapy" that I could afford at the time and so I started showing up to class once a week. It was very clear early on how this started to benefit my mind and body. It became apparent that my next direction was going to be sharing this practice with others. 

Doing The Work​

In 2018 I enrolled in a yoga teacher training program in Fort Collins. I was going back to school, it was just going to look a little bit different then I had envisioned. Though I thought I was destined for Veterinary Medicine, the universe had other plans for me. 

Anybody who does a yoga teacher training will tell you, its life changing. You start to notice things about who you are. Shedding old stories. Learning new ways. A lot of our life we spend "un"becoming. We get stuck in the constricts of society, forgetting that we are allowed to take up space here during our time on Earth.

In 2018, I created WanderLotus and started up my own studio space in Windsor, CO. I wanted this to be a safe space for people to show up no matter what they were going through and no matter where they were on their yoga journey. At the end of 2019, I expanded into a bigger studio space in Windsor and hired on a full team. Three months later, the world shut down. I spent the next year and a half hosting teacher trainings and open house events to keep the doors open.   

In 2021, this led to a case of entrepreneurial burnout. I downsized my studio and went back to being a one woman show. My body was asking for me to slow down. In order for me to keep serving the community, I needed to take some time to reset and recenter myself. Different health issues had started manifesting in my body and I needed to create some space for healing.  

So in order to do that... 

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Revival

At the end of 2021, I decided to leave my full time job. (Yes, I had a full time job in addition to running a studio- hence the burnout) I had been curious to experience the "minimalist" or "van life" lifestyle for many years. I decided to buy an RV and set out on a new adventure. 

 

I started manifesting 40 acres of land, in a small town in the mountains. Having completed my Certified Gardener in 2021, I was hoping to find some place that was looking for help on their land. Ask and you shall receive.

 

In 2022 the land I had manifested, found its way to me in completion. A homestead family was looking to bring someone on to their 40 acres of land to share space and cultivate community. I spent a year living on a commune. This experience provided an immensely healing opportunity for me to come together and transmute some of the recent struggles into a space that allowed me to reform trust and connection amongst like minded people. 

 

Being in the mountains and connected to nature, allowed me the space to envision and create the next steps in my journey. In addition to paddleboarding, kayaking and hiking, I used this time to create content and develop my programs!

Turning Practice into Purpose

Since this experience, I have moved back into my home on the Northern Colorado front range and am working hard to expand my teachings to the greater collective. Spending my days in the garden, adventuring with my dog in the mountains, and connecting with my community is what brings me joy.

 

I hold classes and events between Loveland, Fort Collins and Windsor and offer classes and one on one offerings out of my home and garden studio. Because I'm passionate about growing with my community, I'm dedicated to self-studying, my own inner work and continuing my education within my field. I have collected (and continue to collect) many tools and techniques that I help my clients interweave into their own unique expression within their practice. With those same tools, I've been able to integrate my own somatic therapy, yoga practice and safe self expression into a space to help others which I call Wanderlotus® Wellness.

 

I am passionate about helping people connect to themselves, our earth and one another. I fuze together the foundation and ethics of yoga into an integrative somatic approach and have helped hundreds of people integrate a holistic lifestyle, recover from burnout, heal after a breakup, move through anxiety and depression, acknowledge limiting mindsets, face their inner child (and teenager), move through shadow and parts work, and learn to regulate and create a relationship to their nervous system. 

My light honors your light,

Lindsay

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I am here to remind you, that the person coming to save you, was always YOU.

 

You are whole. You are enough. You deserve to take up space. 

 

Welcome to the human experience.

 

Your work is your own, but you don't have to do it alone.

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Retreats

Immerse yourself in nature, connect with other strong humans, and find solace in mind and body practices. Wanderlotus® Retreats are sacred opportunities for great healing and self-exploration in the most magical places on earth!

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Programs

Take your practices & learnings further with our signature programs designed to help you build sustainable lifestyle practices, deepen your connections to self, earth, and love and grow with a like-minded community.

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Community Classes

Join me in-person in Northern Colorado for special community classes, workshops, and trainings. Think sacred sound baths, somatic breathwork experiences, yoga classes and more!

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