Linnie Vassallo

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will

- James Stephens  


I came to meditation through seeking holistic treatment for Depression, Anxiety, and ADHD. I'd tried all

kinds of medications and they just didn't land well in my mind, body and spirit.  In a quest to heal and be myself again, and to manage myriad symptoms, I began my explorations of consciousness by participating in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course. Since then, I've pursued experiences and education in both Evidenced-based Meditation & Somatic practices and Retreats in the Eastern Spiritual traditions from which they are derived. It is really important for me to draw from the two in my life and teaching.


I love working with clients who are curious about meditation and want accountability (and joy!) building or re-establishing their own unique routine. 

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. Linnie is also available to connect with Spanish speaking clients. 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 in her choice of meditation tools and techniques. 

Areas of Specialty

You may want to work with me if you want to tame you inner critic, unwind your anxiety,  feel more vital in your daily life, and expand your sense of joy, adventure and creativity. 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

  • Mindful Self-Compassion

  • Mindfulness in the Workplace

  • Mindfulness for Athletes

  • Mindfulness for College / Grad Students

  • Gentle Mindful Yoga

  • 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

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

  • Advanced Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, and Compassionate Leadership Facilitator via 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

Schedule a Session with Linnie

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