Linda developed a deep appreciation for Tara Brach’s teachings and the practice of mindfulness in 2009 during her father’s terminal illness and later working through her own depression after his death. She has since participated in numerous mindfulness courses, programs and retreats guided by teachers including Tara, Jonathan Foust, Jack Kornfield, and La Sarmiento.
A certified Health and Wellness Coach through the Maryland University of Integrative Health, In 2013, she received Reiki II certification, and participated in the .b Teacher Training, where she received a certification to teach mindfulness meditation to children and adolescents.
As an Iranian-American, Linda has studied Rumi and Hafiz in both Persian and English. She loves sharing their poetry in her weekly mindfulness classes at Flow Yoga Center, extendYoga, Equinox, and with children and adolescents through MINDS and The Village Youth.