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My Journey

Linda, E-RYT 500,  AHC, LMT

My journey with Yoga began in 1996. It involved my living room and a videotape recommended by Self Magazine. It was love at first play. After a few years of developing a home practice, a friend connected me with a Yoga teacher in the LA area named Wendy. Wendy was like an angel, coach, and therapist rolled into one. Each class was like a mini-vacation…. a sanctuary. I knew then that I wanted to share this wonderful and healing practice with other people, but I also knew I was just beginning a very long journey and there was a lot of self-work that I needed to do.

I spent a few years researching Yoga Teacher programs. A friend suggested I look into the Yoga Teacher certification program at the Mount Madonna Institute, founded by Baba Hari Dass and located in the foothills near Santa Cruz. There, under Babaji’s supervision, I received training in Classical Yoga, Hatha Yoga Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Yoga for Children, Chair Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Subtle Body, Sanskrit, and Anatomy. Thanks to the amazing, and patient senior teaching staff, my practice softened, evolved, and deepened. I was offered a powerful yet compassionate daily home practice, my Sadhana, which focuses primarily on self-study, breathwork, and meditation. I completed my 200-hour certification in 2009 and my 300-hour certification in 2014. In 2017 I completed Children’s Yoga Teacher Training with Rainbow Yoga. In 2019 I completed my NAMA-certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor training at the Mount Madonna Institute of Ayurveda.  In 2019 I received my CAMTC-approved certification as a Licensed Massage Therapist. In 2023 I received my certification in Yoga with Resistance Bands with Laurel Beversdorf. I am currently working on my IATY certification for Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy.

My teaching style focuses on meeting people where they are and empowering my students with individualized techniques to help create a balanced, lifelong practice. Yoga is not about the external. It’s not about aesthetics. Yoga is an internal practice.

I currently offer Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Training, Continuing Education training, Workshops, Retreats, Private and Group Yoga Classes, Yoga Hikes, and Massage Therapy.

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“Be kind to yourself, go slow, and see what happens.”