About me

In 2007, events unfolded that changed me forever. First, in the recovery room alone and in shock following the stillbirth of my daughter, I had a vision of my whole life in a flash of an instant. Then, upon returning home, I found myself eye-to-eye with a hummingbird – a moment when time seemed to pause – and I sensed all of nature and life as one shared consciousness. I came away utterly transformed.

Linda JulieThe stillbirth and the events that followed completely changed me or perhaps brought me back to life. But as the world carried on, I felt alone and overwhelmed by grief. In the year that followed, I was diagnosed with PTSD, depression, two forms of carcinoma, endometriosis, and chronic fatigue. It was clear that my body was sending me a message: love me and listen to me. Traumatized and facing a life-near collapse, I knew I was ready for change.

Under my therapist’s guidance, I began learning about mindfulness. I also started a regular postural yoga practice, which resonated with my training as a dancer. Learning to connect within myself, I noticed my body’s fluctuations, the stress and trauma I was carrying, and how disassociated I had become. I discovered how the combined breathing, gazing, and meditation (“yoga chikitsa”) of Ashtanga Yoga helped me to recover and heal. The more I practiced, the more I became interested in understanding the mind-body connection. I soon embraced a health-oriented lifestyle and made big changes in my life, choosing to go it alone as a single mother. Through the challenges, my daily practice gave me the inspiration and strength to carry on.

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My healing is not just for me, it’s for me to pass on.

Thomas Hubl

The challenges of my life guided me to my life’s work. I have personally experienced how the practices and science of mind-body connection hold the power to transform – an impact that extends far beyond myself. With 1500+ training hours in meditation, postural yoga, mindfulness, coaching, plant-based nutrition, somatics, fitness, and lifestyle, I enthusiastically weave all I have learned and experienced into my work as a mentor and guide.

If you’ve read this far, perhaps you are curious about the possibilities for yourself. Maybe you are contemplating change – ready to live differently. Whether you’re prepared to embark on the work of change or seeking a safe place to build your practice, welcome!