Dr. Linda Lehrhaupt is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA), one of the largest professional training institutes of its kind in Europe.
Linda Lehrhaupt holds a B.A. in education, a Ph.D. in Performance Studies, and has been a teacher in secondary and adult education for more than 45 years, specializing in interdisciplinary curriculum development.
In 1978 she began the practices of Tai Chi and Qigong and went on to train with some of the leading first-generation Chinese teachers in the West.
For more than 20 years, she directed innovative teacher-training programs in meditative movement.
She is also the coauthor of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.