Leslie is an experienced and skilled teacher who has been studying and practicing yoga for over 24 years, and sharing her love and knowledge of yoga with others since 2007.
Leslie is a natural leader whose warmth, patience and passion for yoga combine to provide instruction that is deeply nourishing, inspiring and personally fulfilling. She prefers to work with individuals privately and in small classes in order for everyone to benefit fully from her detailed instructions, hands-on adjustments and individual attention. With her caring support and guidance, students are able to develop a deeper understanding and increased proficiency in all aspects of their yoga practice.
Leslie studied under Master yoga teachers Ron Ried and Diane Bruni at the Downward Dog in Toronto in 2007 to become certified with Yoga Alliance International and the Canadian Yoga Alliance. After completing her initial 200 hours of training, she studied an additional 100 hours of advanced training in Yoga Therapy, philosophy, prenatal yoga and Ayurveda. In recent years, she has taken additional yoga instruction courses in Children's yoga, and has been certified to teach Restorative Yoga (Advanced Relax and Renew(R) training with Judith Hanson Lasater), Seniors Yoga (with Monica Cordes) and Flow Yoga (with Bibi Rahim-Hahn). She incorporates elements of all of this learning, as well as her own experience from her personal practice, into her teaching.
Leslie is the owner and founder of Yoga Grove. She teaches Absolute Beginner Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Flow Yoga and Restorative Yoga at the studio.