CEO/Director of Imagine Yoga Wellness Center and Reiki Light Academy
Usui/Tibetan/Karuna® Reiki Master Teacher
500+ Hour Certified Yoga Teacher
Crystal & Tarot Specialist
Certified BioSpiritual Focusing Facilitator
Certified Sound Therapist
"May you be blessed with the knowledge of how much you are loved"
Linda was a mortgage broker in her 20s, discovering how constant stress can affect mind, body and spirit. After the birth of her children, she decided to quit the fast track and began working in the same building that hosts Imagine Yoga & Wellness Center today.
20 years ago, she landed in a Tai Chi class, quite by accident, and discovered a whole new world. She practiced yoga for years, training old school style, with many different teachers from different branches of yoga. She delighted in researching and finding out more and more about Kundalini, Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Kripalu style yoga, being fortunate to have mentors and teachers who grew up in ashrams, studied with some of the premier names in yoga and who believed yoga is learned through doing. After practicing everyday for years, she eventually began teaching the 3-4 year olds in the Bowie Therapeutic Nursery, leading to obtaining her YogaFit certifications. She spent ten years teaching in the CCPC Sanctuary to church members, local gyms, dance studios and even her garage, creating a small business named Yolinna Spirit. When BTN closed, she was invited to use the space in the education building and combined with a fellow church member to create Imagine. Through much hard work, and consistent loyalty, the center has thrived, with many wonderful teachers and healers sharing the space with Linda & Barry.
Linda seeks to simplify and de-mystify wellness for folks looking to create an authentic life, teaching yoga in a simple, joyful way, creating a training program for Reiki Masters that clarifies and ensures success, developing yoga, crystal, tarot workshops that make it easy to find tools to de-stress and thrive in this fast paced world. Linda loves creating groups where folks can be real, say what’s in their hearts without worry of judgement, and laugh deeply, finding acceptance and joy in the moment. This is Linda’s life mission, thank you for being part of it!
Linda has trained with the amazing Lisa Williams, psychic medium at Omega Institute. She was fortunate to train with Doreen Virtue, becoming a Certified Angel Card Reader. Linda Reiki lineage traces back to the founder of Reiki, Dr. Mikao Usui. She is attuned in the highest level of Usui, Tibetan, Karuna and Gendai Reiki, having studied with Jan Bridger, Pat Clarke, Linda Roebuck and William Rand. She and Barry got a remarkable opportunity to study sound with Ashana, Crystal Sound Master and one of the premiere healing music artists and New Age vocalists of our time. Linda & Barry just recently returned from a 5 day retreat at the Art of Living Center in Boone, NC with Ajeet Kaur, studying deeper meditation through music and chant, while learning the artful living of Ayurveda.
Linda loves to learn and create easy ways for others to improve their understanding of how to live their best lives. She created a training program for intuitives, an apprenticeship yoga teacher training program and is currently working on a new program called YOUR Way to Wellness, designed to help people create a path completely individualized to their goals of health. Stay tuned, you never know what she will be up to next!
Linda accepts appointments for Private Yoga or Meditation,
Imagine Yoga & Wellness Center opened in 2010 as a place to give people a chance to experience yoga, often for the first time. Bowie, Maryland is not exactly known for it’s thriving yoga community, in fact, Imagine started in one room of a very run down building on church grounds, and has evolved into a beautiful studio with large rooms that have huge windows overlooking gorgeous gardens and wooded areas.
The yoga studios are spacious, the art space is well lit and colorful, and the Reiki room is a pleasure with comfy couches and soft lighting. Many people familiar with the old CCPC nursery school are amazed when they walk through the doors, “Wow! What a beautiful space with fabulous energy!”
It has been a remarkable journey, one that Linda feels so fortunate to have been a part of. When you walk into Imagine Center, you will be greeted with smiles, sometimes hugs, but always with full acceptance, regardless of any labels that others may impose. Come be YOU at Imagine. We serve the highest intention of the highest good, no hate allowed here.
Barry & Linda married in 1980, have 2 grown kids, and a little dog. They have lived across the street from CCPC for 30+ years, and both grew up in Bowie. When not at the studio, you will find them near a body of water, enjoying the sun with a glass of wine.