Linda is a certified Intermediate Senior 1 level teacher, and is Yoga Alliance registered. She has a master’s degree in Exercise Science and is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Physiologist. She has served on a number of yoga association boards and served as president of the Iyengar National Association of the U.S. from 2006-2008.
Linda began practicing yoga in 1974 and teaching in 1976. Since 1986 she has been devoted to the Iyengar method, continues to study with and assist her senior teacher, Patricia Walden of Cambridge, and travels to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family on a regular basis, most recently in February 2014. Linda’s teaching style is clear, concise, and compassionate. With attention to detail and individual feedback, she cultivates confidence in students. A balance between physical postures and yoga philosophy creates a deeper understanding in the classes.
While residing in Atlanta, Linda worked in the field of Health Promotion and Exercise Science. She worked in the field of clinical psychology as an assistant to Dr. Burt Bradley whose interests were in Stress Reduction and Weight Control. She was an instructor and coordinator of the Adult Fitness Program at The Georgia Institute of Technology and was a Research Associate conducting research on Human Performance. She owned and directed Stillwater Yoga Studio for its first five years of operation. After moving to Westlake Village, CA she taught yoga full-time in a local studio and at two corporations. Linda resides in Providence, RI and has been the owner and director of Iyengar Yoga Source since March 2004. She is honored to have the opportunity to share her commitment, enthusiasm and knowledge of yoga with her students.
Kathleen Swanson is an Intermediate II Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and is currently serving as Membership Chair for the Iyengar Yoga Association of New England.
Growing up in a home where Yoga and meditation were a thing her parents did, she focused more on sports. In her early twenties, after her knee joints had too much wear and tear to continue, she began taking Iyengar Yoga classes in Philadelphia to recover from knee reconstructive surgery. She has been devoted to this practice since her first class in 1993 and currently takes weekly classes with Patricia Walden in Cambridge, attends many Iyengar yoga workshops throughout the year and is fortunate to apprentice under Linda Dicarlo in Providence.
Kathleen's teaching encourages students to practice with enthusiasm, determination & compassion in order to balance the body and the mind.
Claude Goldstein is an Intro II Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher. He took his first Iyengar Class in 1997. He was immediately drawn to the depth of knowledge offered and precision demanded by the technique. At that time, Claude had just begun suffering from sciatica, a problem that had caused a lot of difficulties for his father. In working under an Iyengar Teacher and developing a home practice, he discovered that his sciatic pain completely disappeared. When his first Iyengar Teacher left Providence for six months, he allowed his practice to lapse. The sciatica soon returned. Thus convinced of the efficacy of yoga, Claude has since then considered asana to be an integral part of his healthy lifestyle.
Claude obtained a certificate for completion of the Teacher Training Course offered by Patricia Walden and Peentz Duble from 2000-2002. He has been taking class and studying with Linda DiCarlo since she moved to Rhode Island in 2004. He continues to attend class with Patricia Walden in Boston. Lately Claude has been taking classes with Patxi Lizardi at the EYI Centro de Yoga Iyengar de Madrid Sol in Madrid, Spain.
Claude constructed and installed the Rope Wall that is used in the IYS Studio and fabricates and installs Rope Walls for students and teachers who want them in their homes or studios.
In his teaching, Claude strives to share the chain of knowledge that has been passed down through his teachers to him. He enjoys the variety of sequences, inclusion of inversions, and individual attention that Iyengar Yoga Classes feature. Done properly, done regularly, yoga may be highly beneficial for mind and body. His experience has been that done properly, done regularly, yoga greatly benefits both mind and body.
This symbol is used to identify certified Iyengar teachers who have passed a very rigorous assessment and continue to improve their teaching skills.