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Linda McGrath
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ABOUT LINDA Linda is the founder and owner of YogaSource Los Gatos, Silicon Valley's premier yoga studio. She leads workshops, conferences and retreats in the US and internationally. As the Director of the YogaSource Teacher Training Institute since its inception in 2006, she has nurtured hundreds of successful yoga instructors from across the country. Linda has trained in both the US and India in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power, Pilates, Yoga therapeutics, Yin and Vipassana meditation. She is a student of modern Buddhism, Jungian psychology and functional movement. Her yoga classes are a playful and masterful blend of precision, elegance, and breath. Linda has been interviewed and profiled by Yoga Journal, NBC News, ABC's Best of the Bay, Common Ground, Yogi Times, San Jose Magazine, Los Gatos Weekly News and other publications. At other times of the day, she is a mom, a wife, a writer, a designer, and a foodie.

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I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Paris with Linda and Sarah. It is an experience that I will hold dear to my heart for a long, long time. I wish that more yoga activities were involved to reach the full value of the cost of the retreat. We practiced physical yoga for 1 hour each day. Most yoga retreats involve other yoga work like meditation, pranayama/breath work, intention setting, workshops, etc. and could add up to at least 3 hours per day. The quality of the classes led by Linda were wonderful and the savasanas were truly divine. The space where we practiced was not what I had expected based on what was advertised but the room was nice and had lovely natural lighting. The art/museum tours were fascinating. It is apparent that Sarah is incredibly passionate about art and it felt more like a storytelling experience rather than informative speech. The museums chosen for the tour were top notch. Breathtaking experience! We had plenty of free time to explore Paris on our own and to visit other museums not on the schedule. I wish we had done more as a group, like a special dinner planned in advance for one of the nights or something fun. I also would have appreciated an intro/orientation type session since I didn't know anyone or anything about Paris. I would've liked to learn everyone's names and what drew them to this particular retreat. Luckily, I made an instant friend with one of the participants. She showed me the ropes, taught me French etiquette and always made sure I had a sandwich in hand after yoga. Overall, it was a lovely experience. I am now familiar with Paris and more knowledgable about some of my favorite artworks and artists. Thank you for organizing this trip Linda and Sarah! You are both beautiful and awesomely talented!
Review : Yoga in Paris with Linda – 4 stars overall 1. The Yoga (quality – 5 stars / music – 5 stars) This is what the original flier stated with the pictures attached. http://www.yogasourcelosgatos.co/retreats/paris “Practice vinyasa every day in a historic gallery, which aptly hosts art exhibits and fashion shows.” -Linda and I talked about how the company made it hard to reserve this and I get that. - 75 or 90 minutes per day would have allowed for more yoga while also maintaining the free time available in the afternoon. -The music selected was excellent and truly enhanced the class. -There were not yoga mats available to participants as advertised in the original flier. -The shower / bathroom facilities were excellent. 2. Community – 2 stars YogaSource mission: Our mission is to create a home for the practice of hatha yoga that encourages each student's individual growth while fostering a sense of community and friendship. -I believe this same goal could be accomplished in a "trip setting" by having a non-yoga meet and greet / reception so we can hear each other's stories about why we are there. -Also, if one "social media"app was used, perhaps we could''ve had better communication. I felt sad not to have shared a meal with the group, or really known where other people were going / what they would visit. Not to keep tabs, but to have a shared and individual experience with more communication. -We did take a group photo after the last yoga class, but several participants had already left Paris. Maybe next time, we could do a photo during the third class, when for sure the maximum amount of participants were there. 3. Time for exploring – 5 stars -The timing of art tours ending around 2pm or before was great. I would sacrifice 20-30 minutes for more yoga, but this was nice to have time to be in Paris and wander. 4. The art – 5 stars -Sarah’s (5 stars) passionate and rich storytelling brought the art to life. She is a 5 star class act. - The choice of museums was excellent and the chronological order of our touring helped me situate the works in context. I enjoyed myself immensely in Paris. The friend I made is a jewel of my experience. Getting to know Sarah (the art director) through her love of art and extending that to others was truly a joy to be a part of. Linda, I always find it sublime to be in your yoga classes - you have a way of transporting the ordinary into the fantastic, poses become magical and healing. Linda and Sarah, thank you for organizing this trip and for combining 2 parts of life that I adore : yoga and French !
I am so very grateful, Linda and Sarah, for this life-changing trip! You two are an amazing combination and I'm already making plans for Florence! Hope to see you spontaneously at YogaSource before then - thanks so very much! - Kathryn
Start to finish the PERFECT experience! Carrie and Linda we’re awesome in organization of everything!
Tulum is just the best for couples and those looking for a first class Mexico experience. Add in Linda for the best yoga on the planet and life is just perfect.
I had a wonderful time!! The hotel service, food, amenities and property were wonderful not to mention the daily yoga classes with Linda and Robyn. I enjoyed trying new types of yoga that I don't normally participate in at home. Of course, it also helped that our practice room was literally like a tree house overlooking the rainforest and a river. Absolutely amazing!!
I simply could not say enough about our yoga retreat. The accommodations were spectacular. I will never forget the daily practices with Linda and Robyn in the Yoga Pavilion overlooking the awesome scenery below. The people there were some of the most gracious I have met- all of this taking place in beautiful Bali; it is something I will reflect on for quite a time to come. Truly something you must experience. A big thanks to Linda and Robyn for an amazing week!
I'm happy to return back home after a week of Yoga Retreat in Paradise (Bali). "Be present and slow down" was my mantra, intention (sankalpa) and practice (sadhana) for last week in Bali. Everyday we practiced few hours of Yoga and Meditation in tropical forest, spent time with locals and walked in nature. I'm fully relaxed, renewed and recharged. During the Yoga retreat we enjoyed eating healthy delicious food and accommodation was excellent. Thank you for providing this awesome Yoga Retreat experience!
Best trip ever!!! Linda and Carrie are both very dedicated to their practice and it shows through their teaching. Classes were both challenging and rewarding at the same time. The resort staff and service was flawless. I'm definitely booking again! Worth every penny.
It was magical! Can't wait until next year.. Linda and Carrie are amazing, the food was fabulous and Tulum is my new favorite place to travel. I highly recommend it..... you wont be disappointed.
Well-organized trip! Linda and Carrie are among the best- by far the best I've ever encountered- yoga and hot Pilates teachers. The daily schedule was perfectly thought out and the location was divine. A transformative, fun, and memorable trip! Highly recommend!
It was an amazing trip. It was well planned and the hotel and staff was above my expectations.