Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sobriety Workshop
building a holistic toolbox
for recovery
Sunday, Dec. 11th, 10-2:30pm
please check back for information
on Februarys workshop
location and times.

In my 17 years of sobriety I have been curiously searching for the the perfect "fix" for my addiction problems, I haven't found it, but what I have found are many holistic approaches of coping mechanisms to deal with those days I struggle with depression and anxiety, sugar binging, headaches, insomnia, negative emotions, stinking thinking, body aches and pains, weight gain and blotting, constipation, brain fog, stress and even those mornings you want to pull the covers over your head and wonder what the hells its all for.

Well guess what? theres a tool for that, some I consider little gems others are more like power tools. These practices are drawn from both western and eastern practices. When we are in pain, whether in body, mind or spirit there is something we can do to alleviate those symptoms and find ease of being.

Please join me in the afternoon workshop of discussion and practice and lets build you a box of the most effective holistic tools available. We'll practice yoga, breathing techniques, food, spices and herb choices, sound therapy, meditation, acupressure, ayurveda, message, aromatherapy, EFT, and the power of group!
and so much more.

Cost $79

Pre registration is required, 

Please Join me, Linda Burkard,
Yoga of Recovery Counselor
at Indigo Yoga Studio 2
1564 Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek, CA 94597

For questions call Linda at 925 212-5366

About your teachers ....

 Linda Burkard has accumulated 1000+ hours in Yoga Therapy training/certification programs, is an Ayurveda practitioner, a certified EFT leader (Emotional Freedom Technique) and a certified counselor in YoR (Yoga of Recovery -- Linda is presently teaching classes for Kaiser's Mental Health and Recovery groups using the tools from Yoga of Recovery, Ayurveda principles and EFT.

please join me in....
"December, A Month of Giving"
Give selflessly and ask nothing in return.
In 2010 I read a wonderful book called 29 days of giving....
At age thirty-five, Cami Walker was burdened by an intensified struggle with multiple sclerosis, a chronic neurological disease that left her debilitated and depressed. Then she received an uncommon “prescription” from South African healer Mbali Creazzo:
Give away 29 gifts in 29 days.
29 Gifts is the insightful story of the author's life change as she embraces and reflects on the naturally reciprocal process of giving. Many of Walker's gifts were simple—a phone call, spare change, a Kleenex. Yet the acts were transformative. By Day 29, not only had Walker's health and happiness improved, but she had created a worldwide giving movement. 29 Gifts shows how a simple, daily practice of altruism can dramatically alter your outlook on the world.
Since reading this book I challenge my yoga students to a practice of giving in December.
I Work with many populations that struggle with self love. Many lack compassion and empathy for themselves and others. Giving back is a way to practice heart felt emotions.
Most spiritual practices embrace the idea of seva, selfless service.
So starting Dec. 1, start to find ways of playing it forward. Take your neighbors garbage cans in. Take a friend out to lunch and reconnect. Visit a nursing home and hold someones hand. The list is endless. Keep a journal and write about your experiences, your thoughts and emotions.
The benefits of such a practice needs to be experienced.
If you except the challenge I would love to hear your experience, please email me at.., linda

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

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, advanced beginners.


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