Linda Cassidy first discovered yoga in 1973 when she found an early copy of Iyengar’s Light On Yoga at the public library. She renewed the book so many times that the librarian eventually gave it to her. At a later point she studied Dzogchen Buddhism under Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and received direct transmission from him twice. She rediscovered Yoga in 2002 and has been a dedicated student and practitioner ever since. She recently completed Yoga Shanti’s 300 hour Teacher Training with Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee, who, along with the Breath, have become her principal teachers.
Off the mat, she is an artist who paints large-scale abstractions. She is also in the final phase of a 30 year teaching career. Recipient of the New York State Educator of Excellence Award, she specializes in Art History and Humanities, and is looking to blend the sensitivities developed in a life of thinking about and creating art into her yoga practice.
She lives on the east end of Long Island with her daughter and more dogs than is reasonable.