From Leah's very first encounter with yoga, she was hooked. She fell in love with the pure dichotomy of the practice: the stark contrast between the strength and power compared to the grace and surrender. She enjoys the beautiful dance between the two extremes that happens on (and off!) her mat every day. Leah has been a passionate, dedicated practitioner since her very first class.
A grateful student of her vastly knowledgeable teachers, Leah teaches a fusion of the styles that she has studied with a strong emphasis on breath, anatomy, awareness, and the sacred balance between effort and ease in the practice. Her classes find equal emphasis on strength building of the mind, body, and soul, as well as flexibility of the same.
When Leah is not teaching, she can be found practicing handstands in the sand, finding magic and eloquence playing with words, or traveling to far ends of the globe with her mat in hand.
Leah is a strong believer that the only prerequisite for a yoga class is an open mind.
Flexibility goes a long way in yoga, but flexibility of the mind is far more important to create growth. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental, and spiritual practice designed to allow practitioners to reach a permanent state of peace. Through breath work, meditation, the physical practice of asana, and lots of introspection, the practitioner is said to attain another state of consciousness. Yoga is a Sanskrit word that roughly translates to "union" — often interpreted as a union of mind, body, and spirit.
Yoga is an ongoing practice that teaches us to look within. For some, it can be life-changing; for others, it is simply physical exercise. Whatever its purpose, "Yoga is a powerful vehicle for change. As you build strength, you start to believe in your own potential." - Tiffany Cruikshank