I’m Linda Arcuri, and I live in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with my husband, Brendan. Our adult son, Ian, lives in Oregon and is our sustainable and minimal living role model.
I started practicing yoga and meditation in 1997, and what began as a way to get fit and relieve stress evolved into a passion and way of life. I appreciate the way Yoga Tune Up® and the Roll Model® Method make me feel better in my body and help me be prepared for and recover more easily from other activities, such as spinning, hiking, and weight training. Especially as I get older, I love the feeling of getting stronger as well as more integrated, balanced, and resilient over time.
To enrich my practice, teaching, and life, I relish being a lifelong learner. In April of 2018, I became certified as a Functional Range Conditioning® mobility specialist and am delighted with how the principles from that training are enhancing my practice and teaching. I recently completed a teacher training workshop on Pelvic Floor Yoga™ and am looking forward to embarking on a 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training with biomechanics expert Jules Mitchell in 2019.
In addition to my movement practice, daily meditation practice is essential to my well-being, helping me to be more mindful, live more intentionally, and feel more compassion for myself and others. I have received training in both Buddhist and yogic meditation styles and am a certified meditation instructor through the Open Heart Project and a Level II Teacher-in-Training of iRest® Yoga Nidra.
With an education in the traditional medical field (Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from The University of Texas at Austin), I bring a grounded, practical perspective to my teaching of yoga and meditation. The techniques and practices I share are based on sound study and research as well as extensive personal practice. It is such a joy and honor to share the practices I love with my students.
In my 22-year career as a Drug Information Specialist, I was a contributor to the highly respected publications of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. I now enjoy writing about yoga, meditation, veganism, spirituality, and minimalism. In addition to writing on my blog, I have contributed my writing to the website Chic Vegan and my proofreading and copy editing expertise to online vegan fashion and beauty magazine La Fashionista Compassionista.