Linda first explored yoga in 2000 during medical school. Finding yoga was truly life changing. She obtained her Ashtanga teaching certification in 2001 and has taught yoga ever since. While her personal practice remains Ashtanga, she has also enjoyed studying Vinyasa flow and Yin yoga. She is forever thankful for Columbus teachers Laurel Hodory and Martha Marcom for the vital roles they played in her development as a student and teacher. Other teachers that have influenced or continue to influence her most significantly include Maty Ezraty, Chuck Miller, Tim Miller, David Swenson, Paul Grilley and Seane Corn.
Linda loves the physical expression of yoga combined with the meditative and spiritual aspects of the practice. Ask her what yoga teaches her and she will tell you about quieting the mind, breathing consciously, finding flow and building a healthy body. She will talk about cultivating patience, focus, and gratitude and living compassionately in order to serve others. Through the years, Linda found her Ashtanga practice to be an important source of healing. In her classes, Linda likes to focus on alignment for safety and balance so her students may enjoy a lifelong practice. She believes in the Mysore style of Ashtanga where students cultivate their own regular and consistent self-practice under the guidance of a teacher.
Outside the yoga room, Linda is a general internist and pediatrician. She works at the OSU Center for Integrative Medicine and various Nationwide Children’s Hospital clinics. She practices integrative medicine and completed an integrative medicine fellowship through the University of Arizona in 2008, followed by the Helms Medical Acupuncture course in 2009. In addition to studying Ashtanga, Linda loves learning Muay Thai.