The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word 'yuj"' means to yoke or merge. Through the years, Leia's yoga practice has become a space of unveiling one to the naked Self; A Submersion into our essence and nature around us. In her teaching she lyrically guides one to merge the poetry of the movement with the elements around us, to merge the ethereal with the physical, subconscious with the conscious, and awakening into our soft power. Leia carries with her, the traditional teaching styles of yoga that offer foundation, grounded-ness, strength and she continues to explore the subtler aspects that awaken us to grace, gentleness, and our sensual nature. Choose a way in- each path leads to the state of yoga.
I had the opportunity to spend a few years in Taos, New Mexico- a beautiful place, of high desert and mountains which invites both deep contemplation and play. Here, I developed a connection to earth spirituality and different teachers of respected lineages. Presently, I am studying with Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, NM with Master Teacher Tias Little & Surya Little allowing me to cultivate a language of yoga that articulates the body in asana & pranayama while weaving in the exploration & study of sutras, poetry, myth, and chanting.
I’ve had the joy and honor to work with Stacie Overby in Mentorship, for several years, exploring yoga, mindfulness practice through meditation, breath work, somatic awareness and guided self-inquiry.
I have studied the Yoga Sutra with Chase Bossart, of The Yoga Well Institute, in the lineage of Sri T. Krishnamacharya as passed on to his son Mr. TKV Desikachar.
My VINYASA FLOW classes are influenced by classical Ashtanga - they are energizing sequences that emphasize breath, safe alignment, and graceful movement. The classes allow the Beginner through Advanced student a balanced & challenging physical practice. My intention is to hold space for students to reconnect to themselves and discover inspiration within the practice. This class is led with music.