Sunday, December 28, 2014

Join Me
every Tuesday 
For a exciting new class...
Yoga kriya/Yin, EFT and Meditation
7-8:00, Telfer Yoga
604 Ferry St. Martinez
Tuesday, May 26th, the topic is guilt and the second chakra.


I am so excited to announce a new program that 
 has been in the making
for over a decade.....

Please join us in building a community
that supports your recovery and well being.
Sunday Nights, 7-8:15pm
Recovery is a lifelong process. Once we eliminate the substance,

the process of learning to live without the substance begins.
Based on my life experiences, 17 years of sobriety, years of extensive training and working in the fields of chemical dependency and mental health, I am pleased to be offering this weekly evening class
RECOVERY Mind~Body~Spirit~Senses.

Holistic approaches along with a 12 Step program is my approach to sobriety. From detoxification to reducing stress and improving mental and physical well being, holistic approaches play a vital role in regaining wellness. Yoga, diet, meditation, aromatherapy, ayurveda principles, exercise and more will all be discussed.

I'm confident that armed with the right tools, an open mind and a commitment to practice, we can access the extraordinary power within us. This class will use an integrated approach to wellness and will empower you to make positive changes that effect the mind, body, spirit and senses. 
We all deserve to live a life thats happy, healthy and whole.

So if you, or someone you know, struggles with
addiction and self-distructive behaviors.
Please join us 

1512 B Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek

for questions call Linda at 925 212-5366

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yoga Schedule

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

 ever SUNDAY 9:00-10:15 am
Telfer building, 604 Ferry St., Martinez
All Welcome

PUBLIC CLASSES, open to all....

8-9 a.m. - Martinez Senior Class, 818 Green St., Martinez, all welcome, 
10-11 a.m. - YMCA, Pleasant Hill, mixed level, (club drop in rate)

9-10:15 pm- Indigo Yoga Studio, 1512 B Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek
11:30-12:30 - forma Gym in Walnut Creek
6:00-7:15 p.m.Pleasant Hill Seniors Center, (Sign up through Pleasant Hill Recreation.) 6  week sessions, 233 Gregory Lane, PH. Nice class for all levels of experience.

8-9 a.m. - Martinez Senior Class, 818 Green St., Martinez, All Welcome
5-6 p.m. VA hospital in Martinez (please call for details) 6 week sessions.

Friday - 9-10:15 pm- Indigo Yoga Studio, 1512 B Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek

9-10:30 a.m. - Telfer Yoga, Martinez, Yoga for all skill levels, (604 Ferry St., Martinez) 
7-8:30pm - RECOVERY yoga - Indigo Yoga Studio, 1512 B Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek


KAISER, 11-12:00pm, 710 Broadway, (private) mental health
Byron Park Senior Living, 1-2pm - Walnut Creek


KAISER, 1:30-2:30, 710 Broadway, 3rd floor (private) Yoga for Chemical Dependency

Martinez JH, 3:45-4:45

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

8th Annual Women's
Yoga Retreat
Asilomar Conference Grounds
October 18-20, 2013

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.

Registration is Open

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.

Please Mail $175.00 deposit to hold your space
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 fourteen 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 my first 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