meet linda

Hi and Welcome.

So, here is a little bit about me.  In the world of labels, the roles I identify the most with are singer, mama, foodie, free spirit, and soul seeker. As such, I have deep passion for how to live a life of learning and understanding, contentment and gratitude, and presence and zest, no matter what. This passion is what guided me to the practices of yoga and meditation over 20 years ago, because it is the best way I’ve found to practice what I love and continue to show up as the best version of myself.

My current home is in Santa Barbara, CA where I guide numerous weekly yoga and meditation classes for students of all ages, as well as organize and plan deeper retreat experiences. I feel grateful to say that I absolutely LOVE sharing yoga.  It is truly amazing how, on any given day, I might guide a group of preschoolers, a group studio class, a community of seniors, a private therapeutic session, or a group of retreat-goers in a beautiful place far far away. To reach so many different people through different types of yoga is an honor and a privilege I don’t take lightly. 

As for my teaching, I like to say that it is strong, yet nurturing.  I do my best to offering yoga that feels accessible, challenging, and peaceful all at once. Through encouragement, variations, and a whole lot of space holding, my hope is that students feel the permission to show up to yoga AS IS so that they can feel permission to dive deep and tune inward.  My goal is to give students some of what they want, and some of what they need.  Most of us often surprise ourselves when we are truly granted the space to witness our patterns and what shifts we might need, physically or mentally.

Aside from yoga, I LOVE music and, as I said, I LOVE to sing, so I’m passionate about connecting the beauty of music with the beauty of yoga. I also greatly enjoy being a mother to two fascinating humans, Jones and Briana. As a perpetual student, I have learned that children are the real teachers in this world, reminding us to play, laugh, feel, be present, and not take our beautiful, miraculous lives so seriously. 

 


Credentials

Personal History
  • Consistent yoga and meditation practice of 23+ years, including Ashtanga, Anusara, Bikram, Zen meditation, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama, Mukti yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Hatha yoga, Yin and Restorative.
  •  13+ years of consistent yoga teaching and training experience.
  •  Comprehensive self-study of the mind/body connection and how to feel peaceful, present, and pain-free.
Group Class Teaching History
  • Yoga Soup, Santa Barbara [2015-present]
  • Evolation Yoga, Santa Barbara [2015-present]
  • The Green Yogi, Manhattan Beach [2010-2015]
  • Manduka Headquarters, El Segundo [2013-2015]
  • Yoga Vista Studio, Playa Vista [2010-2015]
  • Equinox Gym, Palos Verdes and South Bay locations [2011-2015]
  • Yoga Loft, Manhattan Beach [2009-2015]
Teacher Training Instruction History

[as a senior guide with Evolation Yoga School, Santa Barbara, CA]

FLOW Teacher Training
  • Evolation Santa Barbara  Spring 2017
  • Evolation Santa Barbara  Fall 2016
  • Evolation Santa Barbara  Spring 2016

[as a senior guide with Mukti Yoga School,Manhattan Beach, CA]

Foundation Teacher Training

  •  The Green Yogi  Fall 2015
  •  The Green Yogi  Fall 2014
  •  The Green Yogi  Fall 2013
  •  The Green Yogi  Fall 2012
  •  The Green Yogi Spring 2011
  •  Yoga Hale [Kona, Hawaii] Spring 2010
Living Yoga Retreat & Training
  •  San Luis Obispo Fall 2019
  •  San Luis Obispo Fall 2018
  • Ojai Fall 2017
  • Ojai Spring 2017
  • Santa Ynez Fall 2016
  • Santa Ynez  Fall  2015
  • Santa Ynez  Spring 2015
  • Santa Ynez  Fall  2014
  • Santa Ynez  Fall  2013
  • Santa Ynez  Fall  2012
 Advanced Asana Teacher Training
  •  The Green Yogi  Spring 2013

Personal Training History

2020
  • Reiki Attunement Level I +II with Nuria Reed & Susan Rae
  • Psychological Astrology Training Level 2 with Dr. Jennifer Freed
2019
  • Psychological Astrology Training with Dr. Jennifer Freed
  • Flow, Meditation, and Dharma Immersion with Jo Tastula, Stuart Watkins, and Durga Stef
  • Kids Yoga Workshop with Kelly Heath
2017
  • Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Evolation Yoga School
2016
  • Yoga for Athletes Training with Julie Rader
  • Prenatal Yoga Training with Chelsea Rothert
2015
  • The Science of Stretching Workshop with Jules Mitchell
2014
  • Mukti Yoga Chakra Training
  • Yoga Tune-Up Therapy Ball Training
  • Hands on Adjustments Workshop with Shelley Williams
2013
  • Mukti Yoga Therapeutics Training [assistant and student]
  • Wanderlust Yoga Festival, North Shore, Oahu
  • South Bay Yoga Festival, Redondo Beach, California [teacher and student]
2012
  • Mukti Yoga Graduate Training [assistant and student]
  • Wanderlust Yoga Festival, Lake Tahoe, California
  • South Bay Yoga Festival, Redondo Beach, California [teacher and student]
  • Hands on Adjustments Workshop with Julie Rader
2011
  • Advanced Practice Workshop Series with Maty Ezraty
  • Yin and Restorative Yoga with Denise Kauffman and Annie Carpenter
2009
  • Mukti Yoga Living Yoga Retreat and Training
  • Seeing Bodies: Hands On Adjustments Training with Sherry Brourman
2008
  • Mukti Yoga Vinyasa Training
 2007
  • Mukti Yoga Foundation Teacher Training
  • Mukti Yoga Advanced Asana Training
  • Mukti Yoga Therapeutics Training [including Pre/Postnatal]
  • Mukti Yoga Graduate Training