LESLIE HEDMAN is a California native. She took her first hatha yoga class in San Francisco in 1993. She was drawn to yoga as a means of mental relaxation, but continued to practice because of the physical and spiritual benefits it brought. She studied many forms of yoga (Iyengar, Ashtanga, Bhakti, and Vinyasa Flow) and in November 2013, completed a RYT-200 training with Tamal Dodge at the Yoga Collective in Venice Beach, California. Through her study of yoga, her life has expanded in beautiful ways with more abundance, awareness, and grace, and she loves to share these gifts of yoga through teaching others! Leslie’s classes are challenging and mindful Vinyasa Flow, usually set to music, with lots of focus on breath, and a bit alignment instruction, too. She is forever grateful to her teachers Evlaleah Howard, Govindas (Ira Rosen), Andres Salcedo, and Tamal Dodge. Om shanti!