about me


“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
buddha
"I love simple things like walking on the beach and in nature, quiet mornings of meditation and my yoga practice.  
I study Yoga Therapy which helps me understand my own body as well as others. I study Zen Buddhism and in 2008 took my vows with Sensei Michael (Doko) Hatchet and in 2011 received the Five Mindfulness Trainings with Ordination Teacher Master Thich Nhat Hanh at New Hamlet, Plum Village in France.

My intention for life is to practice loving kindness and to teach and practice mindful living and looking deeply into things.  To cultivate the seeds of forgiveness and acceptance of life as it is right here.  To enjoy this moment, the colours, the intensity, the feeling of life as it is.

I love the complexity and beauty of the Human Condition and feel impelled to support people on a journey of reducing suffering and opening more space for Joy.
In many ways I choose a life of service and feel alive and vital when I am helping others.  

The essence of my teaching is to support and nourish the wounded and more vulnerable aspects of ourselves and I approach my own vulnerabilities with the same conscious attention.  As I live and feel my own suffering and judgments I am more open and compassionate for others.

I feel blessed to be on this Earth and to be conscious of all living beings.                          

If anyone asks me “what is your dream” it is to wake up each morning feeling good.  This way, with the strong foundation of my practice, I am more present to appreciate Life and serve others in a genuine way."
Linda B

QUALIFICATIONS
Professional Counsellor
Graduate member of A.C.A.
Majoring in 
Relationship Counselling
Conflict Resolution
Child Development and Effective Parenting

Somatic Psychotherapist
National provider no. 31207
Four year Diploma with the Institute of Energy Science

Therapeutic Massage
T.M.I. Cert 4 in Therapeutic Massage at MSQ
Swedish, Sports, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Reflexology
Kahuna Massage
Mette’s Institute – Level 5

Yoga Teacher
 Level 1 Teacher Training – 220 hours
Level 2 Yoga Therapy Training  -  350 hours
Relax & renew Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater Ph.D.,PT 22 hrs

Zen Student
Formal Student of Zen Buddhism and Zazen Meditation
Teachers Sensai Doko Hatchett, Dharma Heir to Zen Master Hogen Yamahata
Mindfulness Training - Master Thich Nhat Hahn