Pilates and Yoga Styles Founder, Pilates and Yoga Teacher
Linda Newman, the founder of Pilates & Yoga Styles studio
“When you learn something well, then the way you express it will not be the way you learned it.” T. Krishnamacharya.
Linda Newman is an internationally recognised teacher, pioneer and founder, tirelessly committed to creating a high level learning experience for her students. Linda has been teaching for more than thirty years and teaching the teachers for more than seventeen. A constant student and dedicated practitioner herself, Linda is a teacher with integrity who delivers authentic Yoga classes and teacher training to the public.
In both her personal life and professional practise Linda combines her training and experience in fitness and Yoga. At thirteen Linda began practising Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga (physical and meditative exercises) regularly. Later in Singapore Linda founded Fitness Connection which she ran successfully for seven years becoming a Reebok and Nike sponsored presenter and athlete. She lectured at the Victorian Fitness Academy on Cert III, IV and Diploma in Fitness for several years. Linda ceaselessly updates her knowledge and experience and has officially completed more than 1700 hours of traditional yoga studies, under teachers in India, Australia and the USA and is a Yoga Alliance accredited ERYT 500 & YACEP.
In the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya — the most influential Yoga teacher of the 20th Century and “Father of Modern Yoga”— Linda currently studies under AG Mohan, acknowledged by the late Krishnamacharya as his successor, and Sri Dharma Mittra, who is a living yogi legend. Linda loves to learn and has travelled the world studying traditional Yoga practise and philosophy in India, Asia, USA and Australia. She has presented at international conventions and Evolve Yoga festivals in Melbourne and Byron Bay where she lectured for the Byron Bay yoga Centre in the 200 and 300 hour teacher training programmes.
Pilates&Yoga Styles was founded by Linda in 2011 and has been a pioneering studio in Geelong since. Linda’s multidisciplinary studio is ground-breaking; the first in Geelong to teach Mat Pilates, Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and contemporary sub-styles such as Yin yoga. Linda is the creator of a world class 200-300 hour Yoga Alliance accredited Yoga Teacher Training Course and has also designed and taught national and international accredited Pilates Teacher Training.
Linda’s passion is to study the traditions of Yoga and combining it with her qualifications in fitness and anatomy and decades of teaching experience offer the best possible learning experience to her students. A sincere practitioner of the spiritual disciplines of Patanjali’s eightfold practise Linda is renowned in the community as a teacher with warmth, dedication and boundless enthusiasm and energy.