"What the rose whispers before blooming, I vow to you." - Essex Hemphill
Leah discovered yoga at the age of 17, after competitive snowboarding and playing ice hockey for years left her body feeling less than ideal. She studied with many teachers, initially focused on Ashtanga Yoga and Mysore practice, later shifting to deeper study in the Anusara, and Iyengar lineages. Teaching and practicing yoga for 14 years, Leah has watched her body, mind and spirit transform and blossom before her eyes. Although, it still took three years of rigorous asana practice before she could touch her toes in a forward fold! Practice not perfection clearly became her mantra.
Having lived in Boulder, Colorado and Brooklyn, New York before moving to Sayulita, Leah grew up in Vancouver, , Canada. She studied writing, psychology and dance at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and is an avid surfer, paddle boarder and salsa dancer. While in Colorado, Leah danced for many years with a West African dance troupe, and snowboarded every weekend, to keep her connection with the Spirit of the Mountains strong. She currently resides nearly full-time in Sayulita, teaching yoga, surfing, SUP Yoga, and SUP.