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My Journey

Linda, E-RYT 200, RYT 500

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. A few years later, 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. I learned how to calm my mind and keep my body healthy. Each class was like a mini-vacation, every student felt seen and heard, and we all left her class feeling beautiful. I wanted to share this wonderful and healing practice with other people.

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 8-Limb Yoga, Hatha Yoga Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Yoga for Children, Yoga Philosophy, Subtle Body, Sanskrit, and Anatomy. Thanks to the amazing, and patient, senior teaching staff, my practice softened, evolved, and became something I never expected. I completed my 200-hour certification in 2009 and my 300-hour certification in 2014. In 2018 I will be returning to Mount Madonna to complete both my Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Health Counselor certification.

My teaching style focuses on meeting people where they are and teaching how to safely modify postures and practices.

If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, I’d love to hear from you.  Please click on my Connect page or visit me on Facebook at: Yoga With Linda Marie  Hope to see you on the mat, soon!


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