Lien Mei

Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

37 Reviews

Lien Mei (Rute Joaquim) was born in Lisbon where she lived for 23 years and since 2006 she doesn't spend more than six months at the same place. She lived in Spain, England, Andorra, India, Nepal, Australia, Mexico, Peru, Guinea-Bissau and traveled around the globe, mainly Asia.
She began practicing Yoga in 2009, in her first visit to India and she claims that travel to India was the start of a life changing for her. Also because of her nomadic life she started to understand that happiness doesn't depend on outward conditions: "It isn’t where you are, what you have or what you do that makes you happy or unhappy. The way we perceive the world is largely dependent on our inner state of mind".
A deeply inner transformation started that would change the path of her life for good.
The following year she returned to India and she undertook a Yoga teacher training course in order to further her understanding of Yoga philosophy. This exploration has allowed her to start healing her heart and changing her lifestyle to a more mindful one, a internal journey of self reflection and exploration began.
Because her life start to be deeply and benignly affected by this change, in 2012, she decides to embark on a spiritual journey, and she flies back to India. It turns to be the beginning of an intense inward odyssey.

She returned to Yoga Vidya Gurukul ashram where she completed the Yoga therapy course and volunteered for 4 months. In Nepal she came in contact with Tibetan Buddhism through FPMT (the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition), which awoken her interest for this amazing and ancient yogic philosophy. She also volunteered and attended various teachings at FPMT's centers in India and Australia. In total she would pass more than 90 days in silence by participating in different types of Yoga & Buddhist retreats.
Lien was introduced and initiated into Reiki, a joyful shift into the Beingness of spiritual Love, and eventually became a Master.
The wisdom that started to flow from within, guided Lien Mei to explore some new terrain- Thai Massage. Just to find out that Thai massage was always considered to be a spiritual practice closely connected with the teachings of the Buddha and that has its roots in the Indian systems of Yoga and Ayurveda.

For the last few years Lien has devoted herself to the contemplation of the ancient traditions of Yoga and Eastern philosophy. Not only to the study but also by integrating and deepening the practices and disciplines.

Despite the fascination for this traditions, she continues to be inspired by other philosophies and teachings that are concerning with the mysteries of Humanity, the Universe and the nature of Divinity.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

37 Reviews

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I am so glad I did this course with Lien Mei

The course was wonderful, I couldn't have asked for a better teacher and I will be back to do my 50 hour , I highly recommend ❤️??

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Amazing TTC teacher - teaches from the heart

Such an incredible teacher, have been taught both yin and yang by Rute and every time have felt more connected to my body and more spacious in my mind. Really genuine, teaches with love and creativity.

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The best teacher

Rut know everything and teach clear and pure love

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Super good

Very good teacher. Experienced and attentive very clear explanations very kind and a spiritual person. Dedicated and gives away all of her heart. She is a life changing teacher. We got so lacky to have you and I will keep that experience close in my hard .

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Excellent yoga teacher

I stumbled across Lein Mei’s 7 day chakra workshop by accident, whilst in Dharamsala and so glad I did! Lein Mei is a very kind, loving and passionate woman who’s knowledge, experience and spirituality comes through in her teaching.
I enjoyed Lein Mei’s positive energy throughout the course and even though I had just finished my 200hr ttc, she gave me so much more knowledge to complement my training, as well as the chance to explore and experience how the chakras affect our mind and body.

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Amazing TTC Yoga Teacher

Ruth has been giving me Yoga and Pranayama classes during my 200h TTC and I am more than grateful for her calm and inspiring presence. I found a good access to mindfulness, peace and spirituality under her guidance. Her words are truely inspiring and from the heart.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Rute immediately captures you with her positiv and knowledgeable way of teaching. I find that she has a very good feeling for people also concerning in how much to correct/talk and share during the practice. You can see that she is not only talking about things that she read somewhere she also lives it and in the end thats what makes her so authentic. I was very happy to have experienced a way of teaching like that and I hope i will get the chance to learn from her again in the future.

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A strong woman and the best teacher ever

Rute was my teacher during my teacher training and I can say that I learnt a whole lot from her. Thanks to her I now have a great base for my yoga practice. She guided me in my personal discovery,in my personal evolution and giving me instructions for what concerns my movements on the mat. Learning with her gave me a new point of view on my body, my mind and their skills.
I will never be able to thank her enough for the passion and the respect that she showed every day. She really is a strong woman and the best teacher I could have!

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Best Yoga teacher EVER

Rut is one of the more open mind and big heart yoga teacher I've ever met. She walks you through the Asanas very gently and fully connected to the Yoga ideas and method. Not pushing and let you grow in the different poses in your own rhytm. Absoulutly beautiful practice ❤

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

This yoga instructor changed my life. Thanks so much!

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Love her!

I went to Lien Mei’s classes frequently for about a year and absolutely loved it. She helped me develop as a yogi. She is a truly dedicated L teacher who takes personal interest in sharing her yoga journey. Her combination of profound spirituality and playful sense of humor makes her classes a treat.

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Amazing experience for body and soul

Hari Om . Practice lead by this amazing woman was one of the best phisical and mental practices I ever had. Perfect presentation and composition of asanas, pranayama explained and lead so smoothly, final relaxation... I really couldn’t ask for more. The time given to students after practice was priceless and there was no question left unanswered. Thank you so much once again and I highly recommended this wonderful Guru Mama to all the beginners, intermediate and advanced yogis .

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Spiritual Guidance as well as Yoga Therapist

She connects to her students on a different level. When you go to her classes it feels like she's speaking only to you. Her great knowledge about Yoga and also Yoga as therapy makes her an awesome teacher to help her students on their own journeys, may it be at certain times physically but leading to (anyways) spirituality.


I have had the chance to study with her for 1 month at my Yoga Therpay Training Course at Yoga Vidya Gurukul where she not only helped to gain knowledge for my students but also had the chance to receive personal guidance and support on my own healing process. She integrates her holistic approach in the sessions and has a good feeling when a deeper level on the path is reached and then also provides support and guidance through her additional skills such as Reiki, Magnetic Therapy, etc.
Her voice has healing power. When she chants in a class, when she sings accompanied by her Ukulele, when she gives a guided meditation, you feel the energy floating . I highly recommend to learn from her.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
the most amazing teacher i have met

she is not only the most amazing teacher i have ever met, but an extraordinary human beeing. she is amazing as an asana teacher, she is amazing as a meditation teacher, she is so spiritual and caring for all her students. her holistic way of teaching is wrapped in the perfection of asanas. and her yoga nidra is the best i have experienced in my life.
i reccommend her highly.
much love and
Hari om

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Beautiful Sessions that make you realise that you are comfortable with yourself and everything around...

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wonderful teacher with a lot of experience

I loved every single class with Lien Mei during my yoga therapy course. Not only the sequencing of the class, but especially the sankalpa and the messages throughout the class reached my heart and my soul. Her classes are a perfect mix of spirituality and body focus, meaning they are challenging, but you feel enriched rather than exhausted afterwards. Lien Mei teaches with all her heart and you can tell that she has many experiences from different places and in different fields. I can highly recommend her with all my heart.

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Really nice yoga class experience

I enjoyed a lot the classes with Lien Mei and it was very pleasant because I am also yoga teacher and sometimes its difficult to find other teachers that fits your taste.

The class vas very well structured, she shows and explains continuously so you can practice safety, she also do some adjustments carefully and always below your consent.

Personally, what I enjoyed most of Lien was her skills to make you connect with that spiritual part of yoga. Really good explanations and transmission to the most philosophical traits of the practice.

I really recommend her classes. Besides, in the personal aspect she is also really nice, easygoing and very pleasant.

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Great ioga instructor and a great human being full of light

Was a huge pleasure to have met Rute in Guinea Bissau! Life give us blessings all the time, and this was huge! Rute is a great Ioga teacher, paying a lot of attention to the students but not interfering too much. She lets everyone make their way, have their timing, only orienting and making it safe. The classes are a moment of a high connection of mind and body, through as asanas sequences with a very good flow, meditation and mantras! Besides all that, Rute is a great human being, full of light and a very big heart that touches other's hearts! My life is definitely a lot different and better since Rute touched my heart.

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Fantastic teacher !

From asanas to relaxation, meditation or chanting, her calm and musical voice will guide you to this amazing place : here and now, fully filled with well-being and joy ! So grateful for the experience ! Made me realize how powerful yoga is. Big thanks to you Rute, keep on enlightening the world ;-)

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Teacher of the soul / A Professora da Alma

I had already practiced some Yoga classes, but in truth I had never grasped the essence of practice, after 5 lessons with Lien Mei I felt the benefit of Yoga and how it could change my life. I took classes in Portuguese, English and Spanish, always with the same essence. A week that changed my life. How grateful I am to the Universe for having gifted me with the wisdom, love and technique of this teacher. Thanks Lien Mei.


I will never forget and look forward to the Universe allowing a reunion soon.
Já tinha praticado algumas aulas de Yoga, mas na verdade nunca tinha captado a essência da prática, depois de 5 aulas com a Lien Mei senti o benefício da Yoga e como podia mudar a minha vida. Fiz aulas em Português, Inglês e Espanhol, sempre com a mesma essência. Uma semana, que mudou a minha vida. Como sou Grata ao Universo por me ter presenteado com a sabedoria, amor e técnica desta professora. Grata Lien Mei. Nunca esquecerei e ansiosa que o Universo permita um reencontro em breve.

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For her you are always capable! And she will show it to you!

Fantastic teacher, friend, passionated dynamic and funny yogi, big heart, she can bring you to travel away fom time and space! I am glad i had the oportunity in life to know her. Namastê.

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Lovely teacher

Very nice lovely teacher! Her lessons were a good mix of body focus and spiritual exercises! Big hug and thanks for the great week!! Peter

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Greatest teacher ever!

She is such a great teacher. She explains very well each position and she sees immediately if there is something wrong.
Furthermore she adapts the course for you and your body.
She knows very well about yoga and a lot of other spiritual subjects.
And overall she is such a Good person! !!

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Yoga classes that you will defnitely not forget

I had the oportunity to attend Lien Mei yoga practices in a retreat near Lisbon. The experience was very positive , I kept from her classes, some asanas and sequencies for my own private yoga practices. Lien Mei"s work is highly recomended. She is a trustful person.

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Relaxing enjoyable lessons

I really enjoyed Rute's style of yoga. She is a very friendly teacher and her classes include a nice balance of yoga and meditation. After each class I felt much more invigorated and relaxed for the rest of the day.I would definitely still continue these if it wasn't for the fact I was on holiday when I took them!