Linda’s yoga practice began in 1998 seeking relief from low back pain. She attended a Hatha class religiously once a week for several years at a local gym where she found release, meditation and community.
Linda’s official yoga training was completed in 2011 in the ashtanga yoga system, where she found a daily practice that offered a disciplined daily routine (mysore), inspiring teachers and tremendous growth physically, mentally and spiritually.
She continued her studies and practice in other lineages of yoga such as hatha, chakra, restorative, and other healing modalities, including Reiki, craniosacral, ayurveda, fascial release, hands-on adjustment training, anatomy and joint mobility, etc., and has now cultivated an experience in class that allows the mind to ground, the body to open and the spirit to grow. (Please visit ABOUT ME to view full training/education background.)
Paying homage to her first teacher and the immense healing it brought to her life, Linda’s classes always focus on spine movements and joint mobility, offering low back release and hip balancing techniques in hopes of relieving pain and resetting natural systems in the body.
A typical class, sometimes dubbed “yoga therapy”, incorporates a breathing exercise (pranayama), simple rocking motions to coax open channels that may be blocked or closed (finding your stillpoint), joint circles (mobility), a flow sequence connecting the breath to movement (ashtanga/hatha) - creating a moving meditation (trance), functional stretch and then, rest. When available, she uses props (blocks, balls, straps) to create a complete healing experience.