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Meet the teachers

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Founder and former co-owner of Stafford House of Yoga and Owner of Bear River Massage, Linda has over 16 years in the wellness movement with a background as an advanced certified massage therapist and E-RYT 500 Yoga teacher.  In 2005 she finished Massage School and received her massage license in VA and became a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. In that same year she also became a Reiki Master certified by Don Wingate with the Order of the Red Dragon.  She infuses the energy work whenever working with people in workshops, massage or yoga.  In 2006, she began her Qi Gong path with Jeff Primack and Supreme Science Qi Gong.  Since then she has attended many Qi Gong and breath empowerment events and infuses this knowledge into her teaching.  Practicing Yoga since 2006 she began to make it real part of her lifestyle in 2012.  She received her RYT 200 from John and Chris Yax, Yax Yoga Concepts, in 2014 and has taught full time since then.  She then completed her 300hr training with Yax Yoga in 2018.  Working with all the modalities that were passed on to her, she strives to always keep in line with the true intention of helping others on their path to a higher level while seeking new science on yoga and anatomy.

Certifications: E-RYT 500,  NCTMB, Reiki Master, Thai Massage from the Thai Institute of Chang Mai, Higher Self Meditation with Cary Bayer student of the Maharishi, Oncology Massage Certified.


Leah found her love of mindful body movement and breath work as a teenager. She began a consistent yoga practice in 2015. As a young mother, she realized the space it provided her to process all of life’s hardships. She completed her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training with GoYoga in 2016. Currently she has 1,000 teaching hours and 100+ continuing education hours. She continues to lead classes at Sol to Soul Yoga in Fredericksburg and Stafford and shares her love for the mindful arts at a local church. She has experience teaching all levels in gentle hatha, heated and nonheated power vinyasa, and cardio yoga. Leah focuses on form, while safely leading her students through a class that nurtures the individual. Her hope as a teacher is to empower the individual, to discover the self sufficient and endless source of peace that flows from within. 

Certifications: E-RYT 200 from Yax Yoga Concepts, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Massage Therapist from Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, Usui Reiki Practitioner with Thomas Capshew, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet and Modern Dance from The Boston Conservatory

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