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About Leanne

Who am I?

Am I my roles?  Am I my circumstances?  Am I my accomplishments or perceived failures?  

I do know, I’m a spiritual being, a student of Earth-school,

a female in my late-fifties, who’s learning to accept the realities of aging.  

I am a mother of three amazing adult children, whom I love with all my heart.  

I am a survivor, healing from a lifetime of wounds.  

I am an E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher

I share these practices because I wholeheartedly believe in their ability

to create health & well-being in Mind, Body & Spirit.  


I am a Certified Holistic Coach

As a coach, I'm here to listen, witness, support,

to help you come to your own conclusions, by assisting your exploration,

and helping you connect with your deeper and highest self. 

I am a Songwriter

Songwriting was born out of my desire to heal from a lifetime of challenging circumstances.

I have written and recorded a few of my original songs, which you can find

on sites like Spotify, Pandora, Amazon & Apple Music. 

I am a Dancer

Dancing was my refuge as a child.  I still find comfort and joy in moving to music.

I was a professional dancer for a few years and taught dance, (ballet, jazz, modern) for over 20 years.

I am a Designer.

I have a degree in Interior Design and worked in the commercial design industry off and on for many years.

Now, I just decorate my own personal spaces for efficiency and beauty.  

I am a nature lover and love spending time in nature.

I do what I can to care for the Earth and all it's living beings.  

I am a playful spirit. 

I Am.  


What is Yoga?

A Path to Inner Peace

Yoga - To Yoke or Join / To Create Union, Inner & Outer Harmony  

Yoga is so much more than postures.

Postures, or Asanas, are one aspect of Patanjali’s 'Eight Limbs of Yoga'.  

Patanjali, a sage who lived approx 2,000 years ago, created an organized system of Yoga,

a path to inner peace, a holistic lifestyle that includes ethical behaviors, self-care practices,

refining the breath/pranayama, physical postures/asana, and various stages of meditation.   

Each yoga class I teach includes:

Centering, Pranayama/breath-work, Asana/postures and Savasana/relaxation.  

Pranayama/breathing techniques are an essential part of the yoga practice as they invite nourishing energy into the body, help slow down a busy mind, improve the immune system and regulate the nervous system.  


Asanas/physical postures nourish the physical body and mind as well.  

They help energy/prana/lifeforce and other vital fluids flow through the body,

help us stretch soft tissues, strengthen muscles and bones,

develop and maintain mobility, balance and focus, and more.

Savasana, the final pose of each practice, helps the body/mind relax, 

process the yoga practice, and settle the nervous system.   


My yoga teacher’s lineage is that of B.K.S. Iyengar, a pivotal and highly respected yoga teacher from India.  

As a result, I teach with a focus on alignment and recommend use of props in Asana practices.  

This mature style of yoga requires awareness, patience and embodiment.

It helps keep bodies safe from injury and helps us achieve greater benefits from the practice.  

Students are encouraged to stay within their pain-free range of motion and to move at their own pace.  

Modifications are always available for postures and props are recommended to help you

achieve the maximum benefit of the postures/asanas.

I teach slow gentle asana practices and my body appreciates it.  

I value the rationale behind this style of practice related to

nervous system health and resilience as well as the mind/body connection they help to cultivate.  

As a teacher, I remind students to listen to their bodies and practice Ahimsa,

Non-Violence, in thoughts and actions, both on the mat and off.  

This is a worthy journey.  You’re worth it.

Leanne's Education & Credentials

2022 -

CHC, Certified Holistic Coach -

Radiant Coaches Academy, (an ICF accredited program)

2021 -

Certified Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher

The Chopra Center


Yoga Teacher Training -

2012 - 200RYT - 

Registered Yoga Teacher

(200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training)

Acknowledged by Yoga Alliance

2016 - RYT500 -

(300 additional hours of Yoga Teacher Training)

Acknowledged by Yoga Alliance

2018 - E-RYT200

Experienced Yoga Teacher Designation

(Additional hours of Yoga Teacher Training + 1,000 additional hours of Teaching)

Acknowledged by Yoga Alliance

2019 - YACEP -

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

(Additional hours of Yoga Teacher Training & Teaching hours, qualifying me to teach yoga teachers)

Acknowledged by Yoga Alliance

 Specialty yoga related areas Leanne has studied/received certifications within:

Restorative Yoga (Yoga Renew Certification; 2023)

Yoga for Osteoporosis / Bone Health (Yoga U Online; 2017, 2022)

Kids Yoga Certification (Baptiste Yoga; 2018)

Somatic Exercise Coach / Level 1 (Essential Somatics; 2016)

Yoga for Pelvic Floor Health (Yoga U Online; 2016)

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