Linda is an former elementary school teacher and has a good knowledge of working with groups of people in a classroom setting. She is a breast cancer survivor and has undergone a hip replacement due to severe arthritis. She discovered Tai Chi as part of her rehabilitation after these health setbacks. It had such a profound effect on her strength, mental wellbeing and stamina that she became a certified instructor for the Tai Chi for Health Institute program developed by Dr. Lam in Australia. She has lived all over the world and has been in Fort Myers for 18 years.