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Linda Karl

Yoga teacher in -
Batavia, Illinois, United States

Dynamic, thought-provoking. and life-changing are some of the words that have been used to describe Metta Yoga.

For over 15 years Linda has immersed herself in the study and practice of the complete path of classical yoga and meditation, cultivating a breath-based, heart centered yoga practice.

She has over 1500 hours of training both in the United States and in India.  Linda studies yearly at the prestigious Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai.

Linda was certified to teach at Suddha Weixler’s Chicago Yoga Center and also completed Yin Yoga teacher trainings with both Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley, who told her: “I am very gratified to know you are presenting a broad view of yoga and sharing with people more of the philosophical and spiritual sides of yoga."

She completed the first Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, being one of only two teachers from Illinois to attend this 18 month training. Studying with the world’s leading teachers of yoga and Buddhism, this training offered a solid experiential grounding in an integrated yoga and vipassana practice, as well as an in-depth exploration of the entwined history, philosophy, and techniques of classical yoga and Buddhism.

Linda has also completed Levels 1 and 2 of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training and has created Metta Yoga Therapy®, a unique somatic healing modality deeply grounded in mindfulness practice.  This year she will attend a training in teaching yoga to trauma survivors and is also a masters degree candidtate at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California with a speciality in Transpersonal Health and Wellness.

Linda weaves Buddhist principles together with yoga’s ancient teachings to create classes that are a tapestry of breath-body-mind-spirit.  She endeavors to bring her passion for the teachings and the belief that yoga is a vehicle for self-transformation into the lives of her students, truly believing that yoga is lived off the mat.

Styles practiced :
Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin,