Leila A. Fortier is a 500 hr. certified yoga instructor recently relocated to Vacaville, CA. from Okinawa, Japan. She holds over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry with a multitude of certifications as a master personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and consultant. She instructed at several locations throughout Okinawa, Japan, serving active duty military communities and their families. Fortier completed her 200 hr. training through Blue Fire Yoga Japan after investing over a decade of personal practice in various forms of yoga. In 2015, she traveled to India where she attained her 300 hr. advanced teacher training at Rishikesh Yog Peeth, completing additional studies in yogic philosophy, Ayurveda marma techniques, and Yoga Nidra. Upon her return, she invested in advanced certifications in Yin Yoga and SUP Yoga (stand-up paddle board yoga). Most recently, Leila is completing her certification as a Yoga Life Coach and will be completing her certification in the Ashtanga Primary Series in January of 2017. Leila A. Fortier utilizes the strong foundation of Hatha yoga principles and philosophy built into the invigorating flow of Vinyasa style classes. In her spare time, Fortier is also a globally published author, artist, and photographer.