— ​Ashtanga Yoga Immersion from March 22th-23th 25’
Building and Maintaining a Life-long Practice With Linda Munro

Rue François-Christian Gerden
L-8132 Bridel/Kopstal

Saturday morning – 3-hour class

Gradual step-by-step Primary Series + Yoga Sutras

One way to interpret ‘vinyasa’ is ‘gradual step-by-step progression’ therefore, in this class we will work through the beginning portion of the Primary Series in a slow-ish, mindful manner. Variations will be offered and all levels of practitioners are welcome except complete beginners.

After the practice we will discuss how the yoga sutras can help us inform our asana practice on the yoga mat.

Saturday afternoon – 2-hour class

Preventing Injuries in the Knees & Hips

In this class we will take a quick peak into the anatomical movement which can be used to inform yoga poses. As well as looking at a few of the key poses and how they can be practiced in ways that are healing rather than hurting.

Sunday morning – 3-hour class

Kriya, Pranayama + Primary Series

As a way to open up the breathing passages and balance the nervous system, we will begin with kriya and pranayama exercises. Then we will go through the Primary Series in a mindful manner progressing further than we did the day before.

Sunday afternoon – 2-hour class

Preventing Injuries in the Back & Neck

This class will take a look at the anatomy of the back and neck to understand anatomical movement to inform the yoga poses. We will also examine a few key postures to learn to practice them in ways that are healing and not hurting.

Linda took her first yoga class in 1995 in Toronto, Canada with Ron Reid. But a couple of months later she was in a fairly serious car accident and had to have physical therapy. This is when she decided to use the yoga as a way to compliment the therapy. Soon after she realized that the yoga would be a life time practice. A practice of asana, pranayama and meditation but also a practice of being truthful, a practice of being kind, a practice of being fearless, peaceful and happy. She believes that the practice of “yoga” is continuous; the practice does not stop when you roll up the yoga mat. The practice of yoga includes the way you live your life, the way you relate to your family, friends, co-workers and to the strangers on the street. This is the life long practice of developing yogic awareness.

In 1997 she moved to New York City with her work in the fashion business while continuing a daily ashtanga practice studying under Eddie Stern. The year 2000 brought her to Paris, France. After thirteen years in the world of fashion she decided it was the time to move fully into the direction she had been moving since her first yoga class.

She felt a strong desire to sincerely give to others what her teachers have given to her; so in 2002 she started teaching yoga as her own study and practice continued. Gerald and Linda opened Ashtanga Paris in February 2004.
She studied yogic scriptures and philosophy, having completed a 250 hour study program of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, and a 120 hour course on the Bhagavad Gita under the supervision of Georg Feuerstein. She was one of his 10 mentoring students until he passed away in 2012. Linda is also a student of Sri O.P. Tiwari and is certified by him to teach pranayama. As well she has completed the anatomy for yoga training with Leslie Kaminoff and is a junior yoga anatomy trainer. Not to mention she has studied with the late guru of Ashtanga Yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India and NYC.

In 2019, Linda and Gerald opened Ashtanga Yoga Golfe Juan, a new location to share their precise teaching of yoga on the Côte d’Azur, in the south of France, their new home.

Linda is registered as an experienced registered yoga Alliance Teacher and continuing education trainer.