Leanna (RYT-200) rediscovered her love of yoga in 2011 when she attended an Aerial Yoga class, incorporating the fluidity of dance with the disciplined art of yoga. At that time Leanna was an elementary school teacher; she attended the YogaKids Inc. Foundations Training and has since been able to provide a playful and nurturing practices to children in classroom, camp, and studio settings.

Now, with a consistent yoga practice of 8+ years, and a strong dedication to community & social service values, Leanna curates offerings that blend her background in education, inquiry-based yoga, breath work, mindfulness meditation, and applied psychology. She hopes to make these tools accessible and relevant to a broader audience, for personal impact, and beyond. 

Leanna pursued and completed the 200-hour Luma Yoga Teacher Training. Drawing inspiration from local and international yoga teachers such as Valerie Moselle, Matthew Remski, Jules Mitchell, Don & Amba Stapleton, Jenni Rawlings, Bo Forbes, Bridget Puchalsky and others, her classes are created with thoughtful intention and inclusivity. 

Leanna's current interests include:

  • making yoga practices sustainable and accessible

  • emphasizing inquiry, discovery and dialogue

  • encouraging the relationship between movement and breath

  • cultivating awareness both on the mat and out in real life

  • applying resilience-based techniques to enhance mental and emotional wellbeing

  • bringing the tools of yoga, mindfulness and breathing to a broader audience

She is currently enrolled in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy’s Level 2 Comprehensive Training, with an anticipated completion of December, 2019. She hopes to blend her love of yoga with the therapeutic world of psychology. Expected graduation of March 2022 with her Masters in Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.

For groups, corporate or specialty offerings, she is currently instructing workshops on the topics of:

  • Principles & Practices of Trauma-Informed Yoga

  • Cultivating Resilience Through Yoga

  • Restorative Yoga for Emotional Balance

  • Kids Yoga Techniques for Navigating Challenges

  • Avoiding Burnout: Gentle Practices for Busy People

  • other topics upon request

For public or private yoga, she is currently teaching in the styles of:

  • Gentle Yoga

  • Gentle Flow

  • Vinyasa Yoga

  • All Levels Yoga

  • Yin Yoga

  • Restorative Yoga

  • Flow & Restore Yoga

  • Yoga for Beginners

Continuing Education + Experiences

Leanna Yoga 2

(Expected) March 2022: Masters in Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
with Pacific Graduate Institute

(Expected) December  2019: Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Comprehensive Level 2 Training
with Hakomi Institute of California

May - October 2019: Meditating with the Body Training
with Caroline Pfohl & Manuela Mischke-Reeds of Dharma Ocean

January 2019: Practices to Build Resilience in Children and Practices to Manage Anxiety and Navigate Challenges
with Little Flower Yoga

November 2018: Crafting Ritual for Abortion and Pregnancy Loss
with Full Spectrum Doula Circle

November 2018: Does Yoga Support Social Justice Work? Yes and No.
with Matthew Remski

May 2018: Abortion Support
with Full Spectrum Doula Circle

March - December  2018: Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Comprehensive Level 1 Training
with Hakomi Institute of California

January 2018: Hakomi Essential Skills
with Gal Szekely

November 2017: Analyze Your Asana & Slow Flow Class
with Jules Mitchell

July 2017: Self-Awakening Yoga
with Don & Amba Stapleton

April 2017: Hip Dynamics & Shoulder Potential Workshop
with Jules Mitchell

December 2016: Breathing Mechanics, Somatic Principles + Restorative Yoga
with Jules Mitchell

November 2016: Lecture: What Are We Actually Doing in Asana?
with Matthew Remski

October 2016: 20 Hrs. Trauma-Informed Yoga Training
with Kyra Haglund

September 2016: Mindful Educator Essentials Course
with Mindful Schools

July 2016: Breathe to Heal Master Class
with Max Strom

May 2016: Insight Meditation Retreat with Ines Freedman and Shelley Gault

May 2015 - February 2016: 200-Hr. Teacher Training
with Valerie Moselle

May 2014: 30-Hr. YogaKids Foundations Training with Julie Brennan