My first Aha! yoga experience was during a Kundalini class I attended in 1993 while training for AIDS hospice program in Hartford, CT. Thus began my shamanic yogic path; As the breath work, mantras and asanas worked their magic, my connection with Self deepened as my body-mind-spirit began revealing their mysteries and merits. As a professional vocalist and recording artist, I value my voice, breath control and capacity so always appreciate practices for improving my musical performance. I had no idea in that first Kundalini class how Yoga would eventually guide and continue to awaken me to a Higher Purpose.
One morning in 2000, as I struggled to keep focused in my meditation, I received a unique audial transmission of mantra-like sounds that stimulated my Chakra system. I’ve since developed these sounds into a vocal meditation practice to share with voice students and workshop participants as Sounds of the Chakras meditation: a breath and voice activated Nada yoga technique.
Composing music for mantras coupled with my sound healing practice naturally led me to study at the American Institute for Sanskrit and with Russill Paul, author of Yoga of Sacred Sound. oSHen and Bhakti<>Shakti are two music duos that I perform and record with that continually nourish and celebrate my love for communal singing and the Sanskrit language.
In 2017, I completed an informative and fun-filled 250hr teacher training at Asheville Community Yoga, registered with Yoga Alliance and am happy to be a part of Asheville Community Yoga’s all inclusive family ! Namaste!
Linda Go offers classes in Restorative Yoga with live sound healing music and Chi-Chair Yoga at studios and private facilities in Buncombe and Madison County, as well as Sound Healing Immersions and Sunday Kirtan with her music duo oSHen for UNCA’s Health and Wellness Dept.
Her Sound Yoga playshops are unique offerings of Nada Yoga where she incorporates her lifelong vocal and music experience, shamanic sound healing and soul doula practice, with activating sanskrit chants. Linda has studied Tantric mantra chants and Sanskrit with Russill Paul, author of The Sound of Yoga and has completed Level 1 Sanskrit at American School of Sanskrit. She records and performs with dance-chant group, Bhakti<>Shakti and kirtan duo, oSHen.
Linda lives in Madison County and currently offers online and in person True Voice coaching as well as private and group sessions for Sounds of the Chakras Meditation, Soul Transition, Level 1 Sanskrit and Bhakti Yoga for beginners to advance sound shamans who want to deepen their musical mantra experience.
Contact Linda at : LindaGoMusic@gmail.com or AshevilleSoundHealing.com
Restorative Yoga with Live Music (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Fridays from 4:00 to 5:15 pm
Restorative yoga, introduced to many by B.K.S. Iyengar, is an active relaxation practice. With the use of blankets, bolsters, and blocks, the body is put into simple, restful and supportive postures to help reduce muscle tension, relieve stress, help with lymph flow, and induce a relaxed state of being. Restorative yoga is a wonderful practice when you are recovering from illness or injury, to help relieve emotional or physical stress, or to just renew and restore your body at the end of a long day.
The 3-4 poses are maintained for up to 20 minutes each while focusing on the breath and conscious relaxation. During each pose Corey or Linda will guide you in Yoga Nidra meditation or use encouraging words to help to bring you into a state of deep relaxation.
Musically, Corey and Linda team deliver a truly unique “Sound Journey” with didgeridoo, handpan, beautiful vocals and Sanskrit chanting, Celtic harp, acoustic guitar and other lovely instruments that will take you to the “dream state” of deep presence.
Community Kirtan (Beginners Welcome)
First Sunday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Linda Go brings her musical gifts to Asheville Community Yoga, first Sunday of the month from 1 to 2 pm, for a beautiful and inspiring Community Chant Circle. Come and join your voices and open hearts in sacred circle to sing and harmonize English and Sanskrit chants that honor our ancestors, Mother Nature and the sacred masculine and feminine in each of us. Deepen your meditation practice through Kirtan: A time honored community building call and response chanting meditation. No experience necessary. Handouts for mantras and chants will be provided.