Leigh found Yoga 15 years ago in a tiny studio in Chinatown. As much as she enjoyed the dance-like flow of postures, it was the meditation practice at the end of every class that really drew her in. Her first teacher Sunil Dahiya used to ask: “Where are you in your body? Meditate on that.” That set the tone for her Yoga journey since, and she believes that skilfully sequenced and meditative practices are key to connecting us to our deeper, higher wisdom.
Leigh has been teaching since 2013, and over the years, learned to understand and, more importantly, respect anatomical differences. Because of that, she believes in creating safe spaces that empower practitioners to step into their intuitive knowing and practise according to their inner alignment — postures and shapes that look right on the outside may not necessarily feel so within. Her teaching is embodied and intuitive, and she continues to be influenced by her teachers Emily Kuser, Nitya Mohan, David Frawley, Jo Phee and Octavio Salvado; as well as the teachings of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tantra, which often form the energetic or philosophical pillars of her classes.
In recent years, Leigh has deeply resonated with a saying she was introduced to in Bali: “Yoga is intimacy — into me I see.” She travels often to lead Living Yoga retreats but whenever she’s in town, she looks forward to sharing slow, breath-centric practices that will support you on your voyage of discovery within.