“I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost, The Road Less Traveled

To be perfectly honest writing about myself in the third person always seems odd. I am a big dreamer and am always following ideas into places that scare but excite me. I do not think I could live another way. When I was younger I had no idea what I wanted to do when I “grew up.” Upon graduating high school I wanted to drive cross country in an old VW van, meet people, see the country and find my place in it. My parents wanted me to try college so I did. After taking all of the general education classes I could and still not knowing what I wanted to do, I dropped out, paid off my student loans, and drove cross country in an old VW bus. I  gradually adventured myself into the life I have now which has been filled with an abundance of grace and built upon strings of miracles. The following is what happened next, but I am not so sure that I have grown up yet.

Christy Naida Linson is an E-RYT 500 and a licensed massage therapist (LMT). She began practicing yoga in 1999 while attending massage school in Maui, HI. Her love for yoga and beautiful places led her to receive her bachelors in Contemplative Psychology with a concentration in somatic (mind-body) psychology with a minor in traditional Eastern arts and yoga from Naropa University in Boulder, CO.  She completed both her 200 hour (2007) and 300 hour (2009) yoga teacher trainings with YogaWorks in NYC as well as 100 hours with Maty Ezraty. She continues to study with a combination of teachers who straighten her out but also remind her to set herself free. This is where the heart of Aligned Flow® lies.

She is blessed to be the owner of Prana Yoga Center, direct the Aligned Flow® 200 hour teacher training program, lead retreats in beautiful places, and to offer deep tissue mobility treatments, therapeutic and Thai massage to athletes including being one of the yoga instructors and massage therapists for the NY Jets. She is a SUP (Stand Up Paddle) yoga and paddle instructor and owner of the Aligned Flow® Floating Studio.

Resume

  • E-RYT 500, YACEP, RYS, LMT, Stand Up Paddle Yoga Certified
  • Owner of the Aligned Flow® Floating Studio, 2017
  • Yoga Instructor for the NY Jets, 2016, 2017
  • Owner of Prana Yoga Center in Denville, NJ, Dec 2014-present
  • prAna Influencer, 2013- present
  • Director and Instructor, Aligned Flow® Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Program, 2013-present
  • On site Deep Tissue Massage Therapist for the NY Jets, 2011/2012 , 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014-2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 seasons
  • On Staff at Brazen Athletics: Crossfit Link offering Mobility Treatments to professional and non-competing athletes, 2012- 2014
  • Co-owner of Anjali (Acupuncture and Yoga) Retreats, a lovely partnership with Terri Brown, LAC 2011-present
  • Co-Creator/Instructor for Yogacarya 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training-2011, 2012
  • Licensed Massage Therapist(LMT)-2001-present
 

Education

  • Island Yoga Sup Certification, 30 hours and WPA Level 1 Certification, Ryan Taylor, Jessica Taylor, Rachel Brathen, 2017
  • Deep Tissue Massage, 14 hours, Josh Maka, 2016
  • Stand Up Paddle Teacher Training, Jessica Bellofatto, 2015
  • The Copy Cure, 2015
  • 100 Hour Teacher Training, Maty Ezraty’s The Heart of a Teacher, YogaWorks, 2015
  • Marie Forleo’s B-School, 2015
  • 90 Monkeys Online Course: 90 Minutes To Change The World, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 90 Monkeys Online Course: How To Lead Workshops and Retreats, 2012
  • The Conscious Enterprise Online Course: The Dynamic Intuition Series, 2012, 2016
  • Thai Yoga Massage Level 1, 30 hours-Maui School of Therapeutic Massage 2009
  • BodyTalk Modules, 1/2, 3, 4/7, 6, Advanced Practical & MindScape 2005-2009, CBP-2009
  • 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yogaworks NYC-2009,  ITA
  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Yogaworks NYC-2007,  ITA (In training assistant- served as a liason between the teacher training staff and the students)
  • Studied 5 Elements and Plant Spirit Medicine with Marlow Brooks, L.Ac.- Boulder, CO  2004-2005
  • Bachelors in Contemplative Psychology, Concentration in Somatics, Minor in Traditional Eastern Arts, Concentration in Yoga, Naropa University Boulder, CO-2005
  • Temple Lomi Lomi, 50 hours with Lavenda Schaff-2001
  • Graduated from the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage-Maui, HI 2001