By David J. Ramoy The purpose of this article and many more to come, is too bring awareness to Yoga studios, teachers and students who are going above and beyond in our community. I have had the pleasure of writing about some amazing studios and their owners, and now I wanted to recognize an individual who truly lives the Yogi way, both as a teacher and a healer. Meet Tecia Linville. I write this with conviction because I have witnessed her genuine kindness and compassion for people consistently, willingness to help those in need and humility in her demeanor. Hi Tecia, please tell us about yourself I’m from Brazil and living in Florida since 1993 with my beautiful family, husband Nilo, my son Bruno, and our sweet cats, Kali and Mama. I felt so much Gratitude and Love about everything and everybody in my life at this moment. Definitely Love is my Religion. What led you to begin this spiritual path? My Spiritual path started at a very early age in Brazil. Both my mom and my grandma are very special and spiritual people. My grandma was an amazing Crystal Healer, very connected with Mother Earth, and my sweet mom is a Reiki practitioner, so I grew up surrounded by spirituality. This was the beginning of my journey. Then I went to many spiritual schools back in Brazil and here in the US to learn different healing techniques. How yoga played an influence in your life? Yoga has helped me deepen my Sadhana (spiritual practices) helped me achieve a better me in all aspects, physically and mentally. I try to live by those principles everyday “Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize.” Swami Sivananda Favorite quote “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries, without them humanity cannot survive.” Dalai Lama You are a woman of many talents, please elaborate. I am a Crystal Healer, Reiki Master, Vibrational Healer using Crystal Singing bowls, Crystal Harp and Crystal Pyramid, Aura Photographer and Sivananda Yoga Instructor. All my work is designed to bring love, compassion and healing energies into physical and spiritual body. What advice would you give to someone who isn’t having the greatest day? Relax the mind and focus in your heart, be positive as much as you can. Unconditional love always conquers anything. You are love. Tecia has helped people through many of life’s up’s and downs, and her gifts of showing love and light to her students and those in need continue to shine throughout our community. Namaste. You can contact Tecia to schedule an appointment or find out class schedules: 561-674-8589 firstname.lastname@example.org Visit David Ramoy’s Power Vinyasa Flow class at The United States of Fitness on Wednesday: 7:30-8:30 p.m., and Sunday 12-1:30 p.m.; The CozyYogi on Monday, 6-7:15 p.m., and 7:30-8:45 p.m. Or email me at Davidramoy@gmail. com.