Lin Ostler

Lin Ostler

Lin Ostler Bio

Yoga Classes

  • Prenatal
  • Yoga for Stiffer Bodies

Yoga Schedule

  • Tuesdays 4:15pm – Yoga for Stiffer Bodies
  • Fridays 10:45am – Prenatal

And Some Fun Questions

What is your yoga style?
My style is an eclectic fusion of all that I have learned over 40+ years, from superstars, local teachers, videos (online and purchased) and my own focused desire to teach intuitively. I also specialize in The Childbearing Year: Specific, focused work for the body producing a human soul and after.

Who have you studied with and who do you consider to be your teachers?
I’ve studied with Shiva Rhea, Judith Hansen Lasater, Donna Farhi, David Swensen , Ganga White & Tracey Rich, Nancy Ruby, Jacques de Langre and many local teachers and studio owners.

Favorite yoga related books?
Hands down, it’s Erick Schiffman’s Yoga: The Spirit & Practice of Moving Into Stillness. I believe Chapter 8, “Playing the Edge” is the most brilliant treatise to follow for a lifetime of practice.

Top 3 favorite asanas in descending order?
1.My “shooting star pose” 2.Variations of Standing wide-legged Forward fold 3.Utkatasana performed either with a strap around a pole/post or in partner with backs parallel

Favorite limb of yoga?
Pretty much Asana, like everyone else. Pranayam, close.

Arbitrarily cliche question: How has yoga impacted your life?
Yoga has become my life. My bag-of-tricks is enormous, after so much guiding.

Who is your favorite fictional character of all time? Or your favorite novel.
Barry Lopez (I have signed copies of all his work in which we have exchanged his book/signature for a poem I have written about the one he has come to read from), especially River Notes.

Something interesting about you.
Lin has lived an exceptionally multi-splendored life–many professions, but always teaching Yoga, an expanse of experiences practicingwith Native American Shamanic elders, Senegalese & Congolese African Dancers/Drummers, starting not-for-profit programs, teaching English/French, leading writing workshops, traveling very successfully, generally alone, and primarily, raising three children as a single parent. Three remarkable beings!!

What would be your superpower if you could have one. Or what is your spirit animal?
As a child, I took on the Seahorse, then the Tortoise. I will include a poem about a turtle that I once found in the Chesapeake Bay/Patomac River. Now, I am called Otter Woman for my love of and comfort cavorting in ≈≈≈ water.