If you want a class in your home or place of business at your convenience we can start a class with a minimum of three people -- pick a day and time that fits YOUR schedule!


Students have described their Metta Yoga experience as dynamic, inspirational, thought-provoking, and life-changing.  My classes are for beginners who are seeking authentic, breath-centered Yoga with a meditative emphasis, for those who want more than what a public Yoga class can give them, and for dedicated practitioners seeking to expand their practice on a deeper level.

Authentic Yoga should be the standard, not the exception, and I believe in staying connected to the roots of Yoga.  I teach Yoga as a practice for "radical self-care" first and foremost and everything else comes with your own practice off the mat.  My classes are for those who want to commit to personal transformations.  If you are looking for a "fitness" style of Yoga, sorry, but I am not your teacher.   

I welcome people of all backgrounds, abilities, genders, and ages (age 16 minimum, please.)  I value the idea of “living your Yoga" and believe in the importance of community, diversity, deep self-inquiry, and personal transformation.

“The journey may be led by the mind and body, but it is nothing without the heart.”

Metta Yoga is not a yoga studio — private classes are held in my art-filled home surrounded by beautiful gardens near Fermi Lab in Batavia, Illinois. The peaceful room dedicated to Yoga and meditation is a Yoga shala in the purest sense because “shala” means “house” in Sanskrit.  The Yoga taught in the Metta Yoga shala is the way Yoga was traditionally taught, in small groups and one-on-one.  Yoga is not just an activity but an integral part of my life and students are invited to share the practice with a community of like-minded people, a true Yoga sangha.

Mats, blocks, straps, bolsters, and blankets are provided if you do not have your own.  Classes are small so that you receive the teachings in a personal and individualized manner.  This is Yoga that makes a difference!  

“Your Yoga is the real deal. I love the small, intimate setting of your beautiful space.”

Contact me for current pricing if you choose to start a class.


Metta Yoga, Linda Karl in Batavia, Illinois