We can use yoga to challenge ourselves, we can use it to improve our well-being, and oh, so much more!
Linda is a lifelong learner who has been teaching in one way or another for over 40 years. Early in 2007 she began to move from academics and indoor cycling to yoga, expecting simply to sub for her then yoga instructor. It wasn't long before she was hooked. More study led to more classes to teach. Her personal practice changed a sometimes angry driver into someone who could breathe and relax into the driver's seat, even in the midst of chaos. It changed a "nice enough" person into someone much nicer to know, someone with equanimity and filled with joy. She credits yoga and other fitness classes with helping her get beyond several difficult, ugly, extended family situations. Even simple traumatic events are held in the physical body and can be released and relieved by the practice of yoga.
Through further study and experience, Linda has become a firm believer in the mental and physical benefits of yoga. She has completed certification in yoga therapy (C-IAYT, with International Association of Yoga Therapists), and she has seen yoga help people on their journey toward healing from numerous problems (PTSD, panic/anxiety, fibromyalgia, cancer, asthma, CNS disorder, traumatic brain injury, back injury, osteoporosis/osteopenia, and in surgical recovery). Additionally, she is happy to teach yoga privately to students who are beginners or who want to learn yoga poses or philosophy that go beyond the scope of public classes. Linda also teaches an RYT200 yoga teacher training program, yoga workshops, special themed classes, and for free community events.
What can you expect if you attend her classes or take private sessions?
a welcoming, nurturing & comfortable environment
clear and mindful cuing
a warm sense of humor
integration of a variety of yoga styles
appropriate (functional) alignment
increased strength, flexibility, and balance with consistent practice
a calm, relaxed, re-charged mind and body at the end of each class
Education, Trainings, & certifications
Every experience, every training, every certification has become a part of me, and each is offered to you by extension as I teach.
BA (Mathematics), MS (Curriculum & Instruction) at Oklahoma State University
C-IAYT (certified yoga therapist, International Association of Yoga Therapists)
Yoga for Osteoporosis (Dr. Loren Fishman Method)
Yoga for Parkinson's Disease
AeroZen Aerial Yoga Teacher Certification
YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider)
YogaFit Warriors Program 140-hour Enhanced Qualifications
Aqua Yoga Teacher Training & Certification
YogaEd Kids Yoga for K-8 Certification
Brain Longevity Specialist Certification (ARPF)
Trainings & Certifications in: Anatomy, Prenatal/Postpartum, Restorative Yoga, Thai Energy, YogaLean, YogaFit Healthcare 1, 2, & 3, Yoga for the Brain, Ayurveda 1 & 2, Pranayama, Chakras, Mental Health/Healing Physical & Emotional Trauma, Yoga for Warriors, YogaFit Sound, Transformational Meditation, Restoring Balance: Training the Parasympathetic Nervous System, Yoga for the Heart, Breath-Centric Yoga, Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Vedic & Yoga Sutra Chanting, Yoga for Addiction & Recovery, Positive Psychology, Yoga for Diabetes Management, Sound & Mantra Healing, Yoga for Cancer Care, Biomedical Aspects of Yoga, Yoga for Nervous System Disorders, Yoga for Upper & Lower Extremities, Warrior Kids, Yoga Nidra, Advanced Ayurveda, Holistic Medicine - Yoga As Primary Care, Yoga for Caregivers, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for ADD/ADHD & Autism, Yoga for Chronic Pain, Yoga for Injury Prevention & Recovery, Expanding Consciousness, Yin Yoga (Bernie Clark), Yin Yoga: The Functional Approach (Paul Grilley)