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Science of yoga
Leah, a Yin Yang Yoga Instructor, describes yoga as a "natural and essential component" of her humanity, a practice that is “beautiful and effective because it taps us into our parasympathetic nervous systems and allows us to rest, reset, heal and digest to feel calm and nourished.” One of Leah's favorite childhood memories "is of her mom popping up into a headstand in her living room." She is now living out the awe and inspiration that yoga asanas evoked in her from early childhood. ”.
Leah has spent fifteen years working in fashion, advertising and yoga retail as a stylist, buyer, sales representative & model for companies including Volkswagon, Evian, Crest, Chanel, Semperviva Yoga, Pyrrha, hauteyoga and A Peace Treaty. As a stylist Leah spent years lugging around heavy items. After one too many an instance of carrying dozens of boxes of shoes all at once, she began yearning to be kinder and gentler with herself. As Leah started to explore the relationship between yoga and her other creative passions, yoga resonated with her and became a practice she began to cherish deeply and implement into her lifestyle with devotion.
In her classes Leah creates an environment where people can direct their energy and attention within, to connect with their bodies’ innate intelligence. Tapping into meditation and music, students are encouraged to find connection to their inner wisdom, healing, creativity and joy. Leah's belief is that every choice, every day, in every way, can add restored vitality and mind-body balance into our lives. Her varied lifestyle experiences have helped her to infuse a holistic wellness perspective into all of her classes. Offering classes in which she engages elements and asanas that do everything from reinvigorating energy and creativity to yin yoga postures that work to create health within the fascia, ligaments, joints and bones.
Leah has taken some 1000 cumulative hours of various yoga and ayurveda training courses with Master Teachers including Yin Yoga teacher trainings with Bernie Clark and 180 hours of in residence Yin/Insight Yoga training with Sarah Powers. Leah is fascinated by anatomy, currently pursuing studies in anatomy and the nervous system. Leah is also a passionate student of Ayurveda and is a professional member of NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) she incorporates this as well as Meditation, Chinese Medicine Meridian Theory, Western Science, and Nature into her teaching, bringing her love of yoga and her ever-growing knowledge of it to share with others.
Leah, who is First Nations, Metis and French, has had a dedicated yoga practice since 2010 and has been a registered teacher since 2013. She also concurrently continues to work as a branding and lifestyle consultant and buyer for yoga retail brands, educating and building awareness with consumers and the larger industry about ethical manufacturing. With each piece she considers she asks the question: Was it made with Ahimsa? (i.e in a non harming manner?)