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My Journey

Linda, E-RYT 500  AHC

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 2019 I completed my NAMA certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor training at the Mount Madonna Institute and am currently working towards C-IAYT Yoga Therapy certification and massage therapy training.

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. Yoga is an internal practice.

I hope to see you on the mat soon. Please check out my Weekly Classes page for information and locations on my classes! <3

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