Leigha has been teaching yoga since 1984 and taught at Yoga Works in Santa Monica, Ca., since it's inception in 1987. It was through Yoga Works and The Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles that she had the opportunity to study with senior teachers from all over the globe. Her love of Ashtanga Yoga brought her to India to study extensively with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and was authorized to teach by him in 1996. She was fortunate to have Tim Miller as her teacher in the West for over 25 years. Leigha has taught yoga in a wide variety of venues; from Zen monasteries to corporations and even taught entertainer Bette Midler privately on a 62-city tour. She is also a certified Yoga Therapist with The International Association of Yoga Therapists. Leigha has a gentle, uplifting approach and is passionate about bringing precise alignment to the graceful movements of traditional Ashtanga Yoga that make it a "moving meditation". Her teaching is infused with an intimate knowledge of anatomy that stems from a bodywork practice of over three decades, which enables her to address the specific therapeutic needs of her students.