a dancer for most of her life, Leigh has always appreciated the immense
potential and capability of the human body. When she stopped dancing to focus
on university, yoga was the only discipline that reignited her passion for
movement and she been on the mat ever since. She feels most free and most herself
when moving with grace and control, two central qualities of vinyasa yoga. Over the last seven years she has studied how
the human body moves and functions, both at university and through her own yoga
practice, completing the Yoga Warrior Teacher Training program in 2014 in order
to further her understanding of yoga.
hopes to share her great respect for the beautiful machine that is the human
body and inspire students of yoga to explore and marvel in their own abilities,
regardless of their level of experience; to build a solid sense of self-worth
and acceptance. Nothing quite matches the feeling of holding your entire body
above the ground with nothing but your own strength and an intangible courage emanating
from deep within.
Her practice has taught her that real growth can only occur
once she pushes up against her perceived limitations, in a space where she is
challenged and encouraged to learn about herself. In teaching yoga, she aims to
create such a space, an environment of safe experimentation and playfulness
where students of yoga can explore both their internal and external limits.
classes are fast paced and energetic and she wants students to leave her classes
with a sense of personal pride and achievement, telling anyone who will listen,
“you won’t believe what I did at yoga today!”