Linda Groves-Bonder

Linda Groves Bonder

Linda Groves-Bonder

Linda is Saniel Bonder’s full partner in The White-Hot Yoga of the Heart transmission and teachings and a Founding and Senior Teacher of the Waking Down in Mutuality work.

Linda was born into a large family in the Midwest. As a young child, she recognized inconsistencies in the teachings of her native Catholicism. In adult life she was never attracted to join any formal spiritual organization. She gravitated to an experiential path, learning life lessons through meditation, reading, and attending seminars and workshops. From her childhood, her intuitional support and compassionate counseling of others took place quite naturally.

Upon first attending Saniel’s meditation gatherings in October 1994, she was deeply attracted to his work. She grew quickly in the process, entering her Second Birth in August 1996. She soon became moved to teach, eventually giving up her career as a professional photo-stylist to concentrate in transmitting and teaching the Waking Down in Mutuality process. Linda swiftly became a partner to Saniel not only in practical instruction of others but also in deep “holding” of the White-Hot Being-force and spiritual space of the work as a whole.

One of Linda’s primary spiritual archetypes is Quan Yin, the Chinese goddess of compassion. In the Waking Down community she is honored for her immense compassion for all creatures and all Life.

Among so much else, Linda and Saniel share an extraordinary connection to special places on Earth—among them Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California, which graces the formal name of their company, Mt. Tam Empowerments. They also have found unique blessings in their travels to Peru, including Machu Picchu, and to Hawaii, especially the island of Maui.

Linda’s first career was as a professional jazz-cabaret singer and songwriter. During the last two years she returned to the stage for a time as a singer, dancer, and percussionist with an international touring band. She recently resigned to focus on developing her book and, with Saniel, on new expansions of their work.

Linda is a founding member of the Integral Institute and a charter member of the Integral Spiritual Center.