Christy's Bio


Christy Naida linson


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.

Christy is blessed to be the owner of Prana Yoga Center, direct the Aligned Flow® 200 hour and 300 hour teacher training programs, lead retreats in beautiful places, and to offer deep tissue mobility treatments, therapeutic and Thai massage to athletes including working with the NY Jets for 7 years. She is a SUP (Stand Up Paddle) yoga and paddle instructor and owner of the Aligned Flow® Floating Studio.



  • 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



  • Chanting: Yoga of the Heart, Janet Stone, presently enrolled

  • Energetic Alignment, Janet Stone, 2018

  • Living the 8 Limbs of Yoga, Janet Stone, 2018

  • Release With Fascialization, Maria Alfieris, 14 hours, 2018

  • Ayurvedic Yoga Level 1 Immersion, Ayurvedic Yoga Institute, 20 hours, 2018

  • 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

  • Online Business Curriculum, Instagram with Intention, Elegant Excellence Mastermind, Hilary Rushford- Dean Street Society, 2014- present

  • 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