Leslie first began her practice in college and still remembers the very first Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II). The instructor had the class hold the pose for over 2 minutes. "It was both easy and challenging at the same time. I knew at that point that yoga would change my life, I just didn’t know how much."
After being introduced to hot yoga in 2011 she found her true passion in her practice. She completed her RYT 200hr and immediately fell in love with sharing yoga with students. Leslie completed her 500-hour RYT with a focus on Ayurveda, is a certified Yin Yoga instructor, and has also completed Advanced Teacher Training, Therapeutic Teacher Training, and Level I Reiki.
Yogas chitta vritti nirodha is the mantra that I find myself repeating during many practices. It refers to the stilling of the mind in order to experience ultimate reality and move toward self-realization, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Yoga has been a grounding force within Leslie's life and she believes anyone can benefit from practicing yoga – body, mind, and spirit. Leslie is also a mother of 3 and works full-time at a local nonprofit