My goal is to empower you! We all have the ability to heal ourselves physically and mentally. I am passionate about helping you build a strong healthy body and mind, within a friendly, supportive community.
I believe movement should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, ability, gender or any other perceived limitation. I use Iyengar inspired methods of alignment and body awareness, with my own twist of incorporating strength and mobility practices to physically heal your body. I like to deliver fun, light hearted classes to keep you inspired.
My conscious connected breathing techniques will allow you to move within, reconcile with past traumas, become more mindful, self-aware and connect to your true purpose.
I first found Yoga in my early 20's whilst suffering with a prolapsed disc. Yoga gave me the tools to find relief and it's been my saving grace physically over the years. I've suffered with anxiety most of my life interspersed with bouts of depression. Movement worked as a coping mechanism but when I discovered deep conscious connected Breathwork it transformed my life! Breathwork stills those negative thoughts in my head and gives me the strength to thrive in life.
When I am not teaching Yoga or holding space for Breathwork I am at my happiest walking amongst nature with my fur babies.
Join the community and become the best version of you!
Namaste, Leigh 🙏🏻
"True Yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; Yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn't care about what you have been; Yoga cares about the person you are becoming. Yoga is designed for a vast and profound purpose and for it to be truly called Yoga, its essence must be embodied."
Aadil Palkhivala, Fire of Love
Yogi's have known about the healing power of the breath for thousands of years. Breathing techniques can improve physical and emotional well being and help us connect to our deeper selves.
Using a conscious connected breath (CCB), which means to inhale and exhale without pause, often in combination with breath retention we can induce an altered state of mind which allows our conscious mind to quiten and we enter a deep meditative state.
With regular Breathwork practice we can become more mindful of our thoughts, enabling us to respond to the outside world rather than react to it.
Another intention behind this practice is to exert an internal stressor in a relaxed, controlled manner to build our resilience to external stressors in our daily lives.
This pattern of breathing can also stimulate memories which keep us attached to our past, allowing them to safely resurface, breathe through them, change our response to them and emerge calmer and clearer.
CCB can be used to:
Release tension, stress and anxiety and alleviate depression
Ease respiratory conditions
Boost the immune system
Nourish the body and invoke deep relaxation and meditation
Release trapped emotions
Connect us to a sense of true happiness
Develop a new depth to your Yoga/and or spiritual practice
I teach an Iyengar inspired method interspersed with general strength and mobility techniques.
I am passionate about building functionally strong bodies regardless of any perceived limitations and encouraging regular basic movements into our daily lives.
Small group classes means attention is given to every person so each pose is accessible. However one on one tuition is available should you wish a fully personal approach to focus on specific areas of your body or safely work around an injury.
Yoga however is more than physical Asana. I use elements of breath practice and meditation to connect body, mind, emotions and spirit to achieve perfect harmony within; to allow us become better at life!
Classes and Workshops
Classes are taught within a serene environment at my home studio. Regular classes are limited to 8 people so booking is essential. See below for further details. Book online here.
Regular workshops available.
Yoga, including Chair, Restorative and Yoga Nidra
Awaken and align your body with a rejuvenating Yoga session. An Iyengar inspired practice to improve strength and flexibility which will leave you feeling balanced and relaxed. All equipment provided.
A guided conscious connected breath session to move into a deep relaxed, meditative state. Safely allow stored emotions to arise, revisit and release and build strength from within.
"Over the years I have tried to meditate but find it extremely hard to quiet my mind. I had a Breathwork session with Leigh and I would say within a few minutes my mind was still. I have had what I would call mind blowing connections, during my Breathwork sessions with Leigh. This process was totally new for me, but with Leigh's trusting, supportive and guiding nature she made it so magical. I feel blessed to have had both, this experience and for Leigh to be the one that is taking me on this journey. Breathwork is something else and with Leigh as the guide it is one of the best investments I have given myself."