About Linda

Linda first came to yoga at a corporate gym in New York almost two decades ago. She initially considered this a much-needed stretching class; but as time passed by, she marveled at the way her body and mind felt – stronger and clearer. Over the years, Linda’s yearning for the yoga flow led her to seek various styles and classes, and eventually to yoga teacher training.  She received her 200 hour certification from Franklin Street Yoga Center in 2010.

Linda's teaching and practice are grounded in authenticity, connection, and presence.  What is discovered and felt in a yoga practice may not be utopian and perfect, but parallels and complements all of life’s experiences.  And laughing always helps!

Linda, her husband Ben, and their three children live in Durham. In addition to being a student and a teacher of yoga, she is a scrum master, sports fanatic, and voracious foodie.


Sometimes the yoga is making it onto your mat.
— Linda, Yoga Off East Instructor

Q + A

I am happiest…

when I lift others up

My favorite view…

sun through the autumn maple leaves

Morning Ritual.

it usually involves hitting the snooze button once because I’m an early morning exerciser, and the bed is so cozy...

One activity you do every day without fail…

as soon as I step into our house, I change into “home clothes”

A good day is…

cooking dinner (and dessert!) for my family that they devour, some quiet time, maybe even a nappuccino (read Daniel Pink’s When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing)

3 things vital to my day…

coffee, chilled water, laughs

Last thing I do at night…

parent hug with my husband – yes, adulting is hard sometimes!

Your most overused phrase…

“With enough coffee, anything is possible!”

Go to websites…

Google calendar (a must for family logistics), Accuweather radar for Durham, Sporkful podcast

Most used emoji…

laughing with tears

How do you unwind…

physical activity/movement, retail therapy in the form of grocery shopping (seriously, it’s all about food), regularly scheduled massages, connecting with friends over coffee or lunch

What was your dream job as a child…

gosh, I don’t remember.  a writer? 

Greatest mentor…

My parents; they sacrified so much for their children

What one meeting changed your life…

Finding out after my father’s stroke that he would be a paraplegic for the rest of his life

Biggest risk that has paid off…

Essentially only applying to MIT for college; I followed in my sister’s footsteps to Cambridge, Massachusetts. That’s where I met my husband, continued my volleyball career, and landed some pretty awesome jobs in Hawaii and at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics

Failure is...

an opportunity. And probably not as dramatic and/or awful three weeks from now

Success is ...

found even in the small things, like remembering to put your shirt on right side out or closing the minivan doors for the night

Best piece of advice… 

Sometimes the yoga is making it onto your mat