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Linnie Vassallo

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will

- James Stephens  

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Experience a Guided Meditation with Linnie:

A Message From Linnie

My approach is disciplined, supportive, purposeful, (fun!) and consistent. If you are not ready and committed to explore and form a dedicated meditation practice for your well-being, please take a pause and reflect on your motivation for scheduling with me. 

 

Is your joy and peace of mind  a top priority for you right now? Are you willing to dedicate time, energy and resources to feel better? To feel amazing?

 

Let's start this adventure by being mindful of your choice to speak with me, and we'll work well together!

Biography

I came to meditation through quarter-life crisis purpose-seeking. Trauma, depression, anxiety, existential angst, not understanding my neuro-divergent brain...you name it, I was going through it! 

 

First I found Yoga, and then I found myself and my real home at the end of class...in Savasana, Relaxation Pose. I thought, "I'd like to do more of that total release, please! I'll take more peace, thanks!"

 

So I pursued Meditation more seriously through the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. That class opened up my mind and heart and led me not only to purpose, but to total wellbeing and a deep sense of connection to myself and life.

 

Since then, I've pursued experiences and education in Evidenced-based Meditation, Somatic Healing and Eastern Spiritual traditions. It is really important for me to draw from a balance of Science and Spirituality within my life and teaching. 

 

I served as the Mind-Body & Mindfulness Programs Coordinator at Georgia State University for 4.5 years where my main focus was managing student stress and anxiety. Today, my purpose has evolved and I'm especially interested in helping people get out of their own way. To free themselves from all the ways in which they are holding themselves back from joy, peace, self-expression and vitality.

 

I enjoy working with clients who are curious and enthusiastic about building or re-establishing their own unique meditation routine towards that end.

Note from Calm Scholar

Linnie has a warm presence that always leaves you feeling happy after speaking with her. She is a wonderful choice for clients who are new to meditation, or who have experienced mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, or ADHD. In addition to live sessions, she offers has a catalog of pre-recorded meditations that she can share with clients as needed. Linnie is kind and gentle, while still remaining powerful and disciplined in her choice of meditation tools and techniques. Linnie is also available to connect with Spanish speaking clients.

We would recommend working with Linnie if you are looking to: 

  • Begin a meditation practice in an accessible way, while receiving the tools and resources to practice on your own

  • Get help with better managing your anxiety, depression, ADHD, etc. 

  • Meditate with someone who is warm and a positive presence, but also understands the importance of discipline and building habits

Areas of Specialty

You may want to work with me if you are looking to:

  • Tame Your Inner-Critic

  • Melt Creative Blocks

  • Revive Your Spirit

  • Know and Live into Your True Self

  • Deepen Your Self-Compassion

  • Elevate Your Impact in Work and Life

  • Develop Clarity, Focus, and Calm 

An experienced educator, I am skilled in curating specific curriculum to meet your needs.

Some of my specific areas of specialty include:

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

  • Mindset Coaching

  • Mindfulness in the Workplace

  • Mindfulness for Athletes

  • Practical Tools for Integrating Mindfulness into Daily Life

  • Habit-Building

  • Gentle Mindful Yoga

  • Mind-Body Balancing

  • Creativity Coaching

  • Mindfulness for Educators/Service Providers/Parents (Those Who Intend to Share Mindfulness with Children)

Certifications and Credentials

  • Certified Teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Center for Mindfulness at the UCSD School of Medicine

  • Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher-In-Training - Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

  • Completed Advanced Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, and Compassionate Leadership Facilitator Training through Google's Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute

  • Served as the Mind-Body & Mindfulness Programs Coordinator at Georgia State University for 4 years

  • Guest Teacher, “Learning to Listen to Silence” Symposium on Meditation in International & Multicultural Contexts

  • Led corporate sessions at AirFrance, American Express, and Florida International University

  • 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

  • Certified in Brain-based Mindfulness tools for Teens + Children

  • Studied Under Zen Priests and Co-Led Mindfulness Retreats in Kamakura, Japan

Schedule a Session with Linnie

Your First Session is Free