About Lin Maxwell

Lin believes in the transformative power of yoga!

Lin is a graduate of Piedmont Yoga Studio’s intensive teacher training program under Rodney Yee and also apprenticed with senior Iyengar teacher, John Schumacher in Washington, DC. In the past decade, she has trained in Vipassana meditation and has increasingly brought a meditative approach to her asana practice and teaching, influenced by the teaching of Mary Paffard. Lin also trained for many years with JoAnn Lyons to teach adaptive yoga classes for people with disabilities.

In her Hatha Yoga classes, Lin teaches with attention to alignment and detail in poses, but also includes some vinyasa (sun salutation flow). She carefully and joyfully guides her students to develop their awareness, flexibility, strength, and endurance while reducing stress. Through the coordination of movement and breath, students become more present in each moment. Philosophy, poetry, and other inspirational readings are shared to enrich the soul.

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Adaptive Yoga
  • Yoga for Back Care
  • Restorative/Gentle Yoga
  • Yoga for Seniors
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Individual Lessons

Why Private Lessons?

Take lessons at your location or mine (Russian Hill area of San Francisco). We can customize the lesson to your schedule, pace, and desired outcomes.

If you are a beginner, we can make sure that you get undivided, personal attention that takes into account your specific abilities, limitations, and goals.

If you are an experienced yoga practitioner, we can work together to deepen your practice, work on poses you find challenging, or try new things. I can give you individual adjustments, and we can deal directly with injuries and limitations.

My Expertise...

I am certified with over 675 teacher training hours by Piedmont Yoga Studio (one of the most in-depth training programs in the country). I completed an additional 450 hour continuing education program with Yoga Mendocino. I have worked with adult students of all ages, levels of fitness, and experience level in yoga. I have taught thousands of classes, private lessons, and small group lessons, as well as hundreds of workshops and retreats.


Depending on the length of our lessons, the frequency, and the number of lessons purchased, the rate will vary. There is a base rate if you come to my location or live in my immediate area with additional charges if I need to travel to your place, depending on how far I need to travel. I also offer doubles, or small group lessons for a lower per person rate. Please contact me for details.

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Lin's Classes

10:30 am-12:00 pm
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

10:30 am-12:00 pm

10:45-11:45 am

>Taught at Ability Now Bay Area, Oakland

>Open to center participants only

Tuesday & Thursday
4:30-5:30 pm

12:00-1:00 pm

>Taught at Mariner's Square Athletic Club, Alameda

>Open to members only

6:00-7:15 pm

>Taught in a small studio in the Oakland Hills near Merritt College

>Open to the public, contact Lin for more information.

1:30-2:45 pm

>Taught at Clausen House, Oakland

>Open to center participants only

12:35-1:25 pm

>Taught at 3900 Broadway for Oakland Kaiser

>Open to employees only


Spring Retreat

Of Water, Earth and Spirit

April 26-29, 2019

A three-night retreat on the beautiful Mendocino coast.

  • yoga: active morning and restorative afternoon practices
  • introduction of Pranayama (yogic breath work), meditation, chanting, and yoga philosophy.
  • create and discussion of inspirational collages
  • plenty of free time in the afternoons for relaxation and recreation.

Fee: $475 (contact Lin to register)

Yoga and Meditation Day

Sunday, January 20, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A day-long retreat geared for beginning meditators.

  • instruction in sitting and walking meditation (vipasana)
  • active morning yoga class, restorative afternoon class
  • philosophy (dharma) instruction and discussion
  • some parts of the day in silence to enhance focus

Fee: $65 (contact Lin to register)

Contact Lin

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Want to know more information?
Send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

yogadarsana AT gmail DOT com