Linda was drawn to the practice of yoga in her thirties, as a means of discovering inner peace and improved mental and physical health. In 1998, while earning a Master’s Degree in English from Dalhousie University, Linda was invited to study with Iyengar-trained teacher Elizabeth Kingsland, spending a year as her apprentice before starting to teach her own classes in 1999. Linda continued her teacher training with AYTT, earning her 200-hour certification in 2007, and 500-hour certification in 2010, studying with Jody Myers, Silver Frith, and Isha Ward (500-hour). Linda has taught steadily in many venues since 1999, including for Halifax Recreation and as an independent teacher. She values sharing yoga as a community service, volunteering with the Nova Scotia Health Authority to teach classes for the Mental Health Units and the Eating Disorders Clinic in Halifax. Linda takes special joy in sharing yoga with school-aged children of all ages, also as a volunteer.
Linda’s classes reflect an intuitive engagement with Yoga based on her long experience and depth of knowledge. She is innovative, offering explorations of poses and means of adapting them for individual bodies and needs, while guiding students to their own inner wisdom and felt experience. Linda has firsthand experience with the power of Yoga to help move through painful life situations, both emotional and physical, and brings compassion to her teaching to help others discover all of the gifts Yoga has to offer.