Testimonials


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Linda Howard is an amazing yoga instructor. Regardless of your level of yoga practice, she takes great care to speak with each new student before starting their first lesson. She makes sure to understand any nagging injuries or physical concerns you may have. Her teaching style is very inclusive and has a tremendous ability to suggest modifications to her class so that students of all levels can reach their personal potential and really enjoy their practice. Linda manages to explain poses in simple terms and while still providing the historical and factual understanding of yoga. Her relaxed style is very very helpful for anyone who has always wanted to try but is slightly intimidated by any preconceived notions associated with yoga. Try her class once and you will want to go back a second time.”

Eric Cuthbertson
Vice President Operations
AEG China



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I've taken yoga lessons from Linda Howard since the mid 1990's. She is an interesting, dynamic instructor who specializes in helping people adapt yoga for their own physical needs. She was especially helpful to my husband when he began having low back problems a few years ago. We have been so impressed by Linda's teaching style and understanding of physical therapy issues that we are producing several instructional DVDs with her, the first of which will be released this fall.”

Jacqueline Greff
Video Producer
Tonal Vision



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“Linda is a solid and sensible person and seasoned professional in the world of teaching Yoga. Her many years of teaching have left her with a elegant sense of how to draw her students forward in a manner that challenges them to find their edge while always feeling a sense of being fully in charge of their experience. It has been my pleasure to share notes on teaching with Linda and to send students to her who need a different sort of experience than I offer in my programs.”

Diane Finlayson
Director of education
Yama Therapeutics/Newscaster, WYPR-FM



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Linda eased me into Yoga, increasing my flexibility,and most importantly lowering my golf scores. Yoga is the key to great golf as we age. I highly recommend Linda and her Easing Into Approach.”

Stanley Stokes
President
KC South LLC



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Linda Howard's yoga teaching is without equal. She has taught students of all levels with equal enthusiasm, expertise and patience. I heartily recommend Linda and "Easing Into Yoga" for anyone who is looking for top quality instruction from an experienced teacher.”

Jill Yesko
Program Coordinator
Community Health Integrated Partnership



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My wife and I lucked into Linda Howard as our first yoga instructor--we both liked her instruction methodology from the very first lesson. She has a talent for imparting the depth of yoga within a person's life to a beginner or an experienced yogi. Linda is very personable; she has an ability to encourage the most beginning yoga student to greater effort. She retains students and encourages them to continue on to higher levels of yoga training. Her classes are well-planned and well-executed. She is able to encourage recalcitrant or hesitant students with inventive approaches.

Bob Rowe
Remedy ITSM Solutions Specialist
Accenture



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Linda was the my first yoga teacher. Linda is an incredibly gifted yoga instructor, whose ability to challenge her students to develop their practices, while handling people's unique health issues makes her classes far superior to most. Her classes provide students with room to improve, but not hurt themselves. Each class featured a combination of the origins of each pose, how it should feel, its benefits to the body and mind, and ways to make it easier or more challenging, as needed. Putting her instruction on DVD will allow thousands more people experience what up to now has only been available in classes in the Baltimore area. Her Easing Into Yoga DVD will finally let out the secret of Linda's talent as a yoga instructor.”

Bob Graham
CEO, Bigger Pie Strategies



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Linda has been the most motivating, consistent and inspiring yoga instructor that I've ever met. She relates to her students bby sharing personal stories and inspiring them to push to the limit. Linda is encouraging in both yoga practice and life. She is available and willing to serve her students in any manner she can.”

Devon Hahn
City Traffic Engineer at City of Frederick, MD



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Linda is an outstanding yoga teacher and individual. She determines what each client is capable of through discussion and observation and during a class she will individualize every exercise accordingly. As you work with her it becomes clear that your safety is a major concern and that she is both expert at what she does and extraordinarily committed and trustworthy. I highly recommend her as a practitioner and as a person.”

Stan Markowitz



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Linda has been my Yoga instructor for over 7 years and I would not go to anybody else. Her focus of alignment combined with spiritual wellness works great with my goals. And her laid back attitude keeps that class fun and relaxing- exactly what yoga should be!”

Robert Minch
President
Robert S. Minch DDS, PA



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Linda is the ultimate Yoga instructor. She is highly skilled and extremely compassionate about her work. I am honored to be associated with Linda as her clear and creative communication skills inspire us all. She represents the highest level of integrity in every aspect of her life.”

Jenny Otto
ERYT500 Body Balance Yoga, INC



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Linda is not a yoga teacher; she is a gift. Her presence, her energy, and her dynamic spirit are something to be cherished. Her classes are not yoga classes. They are experiences that allow the participants to connect with themselves in a way that is not possible in another venue. These days there are many yoga teachers, many yoga classes, but there is only one Linda Howard.

Emily Siegel
Linda Howard devotee since 1998
Doctoral Student
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health



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Linda is not a yoga teacher; she is a gift. Her presence, her energy, and her dynamic spirit are something to be cherished. Her classes are not yoga classes. They are experiences that allow the participants to connect with themselves in a way that is not possible in another venue. These days there are many yoga teachers, many yoga classes, but there is only one Linda Howard.

Emily Siegel
Linda Howard devotee since 1998
Doctoral Student
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Each week I look forward Linda's yoga class as another opportunity to learn to relax and realign my body which had been mistreated for so many years. I have found that the fruits of yoga practice do not require headstands and advanced inversions. Getting the fundamentals right gives access to the integration of body, mind and soul. I leave class more grounded than when I arrived, and now its possible to continue practice at home.

Linda is rightly described as outgoing and fun-loving. But those attributes alone don't address her considerable gifts which include a sincere and attentive interest in each student, a carefully tailored approach for every member of the class, and her lighthearted witness to the value of yoga practice in finding balance and wholeness in life."

N. Franklin Adkinson, Jr., M. D.
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Asthma & Allergy Center



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Linda meets your body where it lives. And once she has met it, she sets about showing you how to release tightness, discomfort and/or pain. Rigorously trained in all matters of precision and alignment, Linda takes you inside your body so you can experience what being aligned feels like. She believes in yoga, but doesn't preach it.
Mostly she believes that we can all find a way to feeling good. And it's fun, which you can't always say about yoga class."

Garret Freymann-Weyr
Author & fanatic yoga student



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I was nervous about going to my first yoga class. But with Linda, I felt completely at ease. She cares about each one of her students, and provides a calm and fun sanctuary for us to practice. The practicality of her directions and personality made for a haven of learning. I got more out of it than I could have expected."

Rachel Ellis



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I have been in yoga training with Linda for a year and a half and I love it more all the time. Linda provides such a laid-back training environment- one that balances the fine line of humor and serious exploration. My job as a dentist walks that fine line as well- calming my patients while providing the highest level of dentistry as possible. With each 12 week yoga session, I feel that I discover additional questions and insights into the postures that simultaneously sharpen my focus and increase my level of competence."

Rob Minch DDS



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Linda is a "master" teacher because she differentiates the instruction for each and every person. That's the ultimate in teaching."

Paula Simon




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I am very grateful for happening upon Linda and Yoga. Her voice is now always in my head, gently correcting my posture. Mostly I appreciate the gift of being IN my body and of experiencing my body without judgment for the first time in my life. I can now, at least while practicing Yoga, be aware of my body and appreciate it without expectation."

Johanna Lucinda Goderre



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The combination of mental, physical and spiritual work that I do as a student in Linda's class is my favorite de-stressor of the week. Her caring attitude towards each of her students, her excellent instructional skills, and her sunny disposition and sense of humor make it a pleasure to come to her class. She enjoys teaching and sharing yoga with others and it shows!"

Susi Wyss



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For 40-some years I've lived from my neck up. (My body was just something to transport my brain.) But during my first class with Linda, I started to live in my body as well as my head. That connection grows weekly with each of Linda's sessions. Believe me, I'm the furthest thing from a yogi: I'm a middle -aged financial manager. But Linda's positive, patient, and individualized approach is making yoga work for me. And the results are just amazing.

PS: Be prepared to laugh. Linda's mix of yoga and wit is delightful and wise. And puts everyone at ease -- even financial managers!"

Garry Cosnett
Vice President, Investment firm




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No matter what kind of day I have had, I always feel better both mentally and physically at the end of class. I find the sound of Linda's voice is very calming, and now I hear her in my head during my practice!"

SueAnn Griffin



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