Personal Message from Linda
Personal Message from Linda
In 1984, I started on my fitness journey with Manitoba Fitness Council and taught many classes for 25 years, as well as attended numerous conferences and workshops in fitness and healthy living. To this day, I continue that training and knowledge and maintain my certifications with Manitoba Fitness Council, Certifications include: Group Fitness, Resistance Training, Older Adult, YogaFit, and MFC Evalutor of fitness leaders. I enjoy this side of my backgorund as it helps me to see things from a safety perspective, exercise science as well as understanding anatomy and movement.
During all these years, I started taking yoga classes with an interest in what this was all about. In 2004, yoga was being explored but not in the boom it is now in 2018. I took many different types of classes, exploring what I liked and spent years at 2 yoga studios, keeping my practice consistant. After sometime, I continued that path and started with Susie Dias training from Toronto, and then later Maureen Rae to further enhance my education. To me, this was a stepping stone and the baby steps to my yoga journey.
In 2012, I took the leap and completed my 200Hour Yoga Teacher training with Source Yoga, Dillon Cherret, teacher. This 3-week extensive training gave me the foundational structure to teach Hatha, Vinyasa, PowerYoga, Restorative and Yin Yoga. Since then, I have been with the Yoga Centre in their Advanced Training Professional Development program for the last 5 years. The training with the Yoga Centre covers many areas of yoga and continues to expand my education and training.
In 2017, I also took Yin Yoga training from the Yoga Centre, through Candace Popp. In 2014, I also added Thai Yoga to my Certifications and completed the training with Drew Hume, Navina School of Yoga Therapy. I continue to take continuing education with Navina and am thankful to Drew for his continued support, encouragement on this new path in my career. Yoga is my place of peace from our busy world, and I teach to share that love of being peaceful inside and out, and enjoy helping others in their life journey.
I can be found teaching classes in St.James and St.Boniface, at Sturgeon Heights Community Centre as well as BeYoga. I also have a business background in Business Administration, Management Development, and Marketing When I am not teaching yoga, I can be found working in administration to serve and share my knowledge in this additional side of my life.
Yoga Centre of Winnipeg - 2017 Advanced yoga teacher training program 2017 - 2018
Manitoba Fitness Council March 2017 - Attended Made in Manitoba Conference.
Yoga Centre of Winnipeg (2013 to present) - Advanced Yoga teacher training program.
Yoga Centre of Winnipeg Professional Development (2017) - Yin Yoga Teacher Training.
Navina School of Yoga Therapy (2016) - Completed Thai Yoga Practitioner side-lying series.
Navina School of Yoga Therapy (2015) - Certified Thai Yoga Practitioner training completed.
Source Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour (2012)
Styles trained in - Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa, Power yoga, Restorative.
Enabling Access (2013) - Completed Adapted Yoga training certification.
Manitoba Fitness Council (1984- present)-
Certified Group Fitness Instructor, seniors, resistance training, YogaFit (2016). Manitoba Fitness Council (1992- present)- Evaluator of Fitness Leaders
I also have a background in Business Administration, Management Development,
Microcomputer applications and volunteer management.
When I am not teaching, I am working in Health Care Administration.
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