Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thriving in Sobriety
an eastern approach using yoga
and Ayurveda principles.
Ayurveda means the "Science of Life" daily holistic views and principles keep the body and mind in balance.

In this workshop we will bridge the gap of emotional, spiritual and physical recovery. The Yoga of Recovery program combines yogic psychology, threads of wisdom from the 12-step literature, yoga poses to regulate the hormones, glands and organs, ayrvedic lifestyles and chakra work will be introduced to help the student find wholeness at all levels and live with grace and dignity in a life free from addiction and self destructive day at a time.

October 23rd, 9:30-2 p.m.
$79, lunch included.

The Remedy
624 Ferry Street, Martinez, CA 94553

Please register here
Hurry, space is limited.

For questions call Linda at 925 212-5366

Monday, March 21, 2016

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yoga Schedule

Linda Burkard,  yoga teacher/therapist
 since 1997
Specializing in Addiction Recovery

Certified YoR counselor
(yoga of recovery) 

The beauty of life is,
while we cannot undo
what is done,
we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change.
So that every new moment is spent not in regret,
guilt, fear or anger,
but in wisdom, understanding and love.

- Jennifer Edwards

PUBLIC CLASSES, open to all....
8-9 a.m. - Martinez Senior center,  818 Green St. Martinez
10-11 a.m. - YMCA pleasant Hill

9-10:15 a.m.  - Indigo yoga, 1512 B Palos Verdes Mall, WC
6-7:15 p.m. - Pleasant Hill Center, 233 Gregory Lane, PH

8-9 a.m.  -   Martinez Senior, 818 Green St. Martinez
6-7 p.m.  -  Martinez Senior, 818, this is not just for seniors....

9-10:15 a.m.  - Indigo yoga, 1512 B Palos Verdes Mall, WC
11-11:45 a.m. - YMCA,  kaiser has approved this class for their patients with challenges and disabilities.

Sunday 9- 10 a.m. -  818 green street, martinez


12-1 pm Heritage Pointe - Walnut Creek, Senior Class, (private)
1:30-2:30, Kaiser, 710 Broadway, 3rd floor (private) Yoga for Chemical Dependency

11-12:00pm, Kaiser, 710 Broadway, (private) mental health, IOP
12:30-1:15 pm Heritage Pointe - Walnut Creek, Senior Class, (private)

12-1 pm Heritage Pointe - Walnut Creek, Senior Class, (private)
1:30-2:30- Kaiser, 710 Broadway, (private) Yoga for Chemical Dependency,       

For Private Yoga Therapy sessions,
or to arrange private yoga classes
for small groups
call Linda at 925 212-5366

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short again and again,

because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds, who knows great enthusiasm, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.......
by Theodore Roosevelt....


Friday, October 2, 2009



Below is a photo of my recent training at Kripalu
with my fabulous teachers
Anodrea Judith and Selene Vega.....

Women's Retreats...2012

Annual Women's
Yoga Retreat
Asilomar Conference Grounds
to be announced.

Let’s sit in a circle

face to face
with a small group
of wonderful women
and do some wonderful
connecting, sharing and growing together.

Going away can be the first
step toward coming home!!

Each year I am thrilled to host this retreat where
Mother's, daughters, sisters, and best friends come
together and share their stories,
practice their yoga, heal, meditate and nurture
each other.
As women we are givers of our love, treat yourself
to this weekend of bliss and give back to yourself.

or to register please call Linda at
925 212-5366

This retreat fills quickly, register early.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

ABOUT ME.....I have studied and practiced yoga nearly every day for the last seventeen years, receiving inspiration from a variety of master teachers such as Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, Amy Weintraub, Mukunda Stiles, Anodea Judith, Cathy O'Neill and many more.

In 2001 I attended the teacher training at the Moksha Yoga Shala School of hatha yoga in Lafayette, CA. I then went on to train in my second teacher training in the Iyengar style at the Yoga Movement Center in Walnut Creek and completed my 200 hour advanced studies in September, 2005. In July 2006 I successfully completed all the requirements of the Niroga Institute Yoga Corps ( This program enhanced my yoga training with tools for working with at-risk populations.
In 2008 I completed my 500 hr. yoga therapy training
at Ananda Seva Mission in Santa Rosa, CA.
In August of 2010 I successfully completed the
"Yoga for Recovery" program at Sivananda and received my 100 hour certification.
This program integrates the wisdom of auyuveda, yoga and the tools of the 12 steps aiding those in recovery.
Addition trainings include : Ayurveda for yoga therapy with Sarasvati Buhrman, PhD,. Yoga Nidra with Richard Miller, Yoga for Depression with Amy Weintraub ( Philosophy of the chakras" with Anodea Judith.


Yoga Therapy is any application of yogic techniques - postures (asana), breath work, dialogue, diet & lifestyle changes, guided imagery, hands-on techniques, values clarification or mediation that are designed and sequenced specifically and appropriately for a given individual and their unique needs.

I determine through physical assessment, observation (of movement, posture, breath) and dialogue, the needs and goals of the individual. What might be appropriate for one individual might be injurious or ineffective for another. What we practice and how we practice it can vary in the same person depending on time of day, what has transpired before the practice, what stage of life we've in, what is happening emotionally in our lives, whether we have an illness or injury, are stressed, lethargic, depressed or anxious. All these variables can be considered in choosing appropriate techniques and applying them in ways that are most beneficial.

Please call me for more information on private Yoga Therapy and how we can apply it to your specific needs.
925 212-5366