Leigh began practising yoga in 2002 and has been teaching since 2008. She believes yoga is beneficial for everyone and teaches from that place, encouraging students to explore their own physicality with curiosity and kindness. She combines a calm, heart-centred approach with a strong focus on the breath.
Leigh teaches both Gita and Hatha yoga. Gita classes follow that traditional lineage, incorporating asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation. Hatha classes are usually slow-flow sequences, designed to create strength and spaciousness in the body and mind—to bring you back home.
Leigh completed her initial 900-hour teacher training with Gita Yoga in 2007. Since then, she has studied with internationally recognised teachers, including Donna Farhi, Noah Maze, Laurence Gilliot and Gernot Huber. She has also practised many different styles, such as Anusara, Bikram, Power Flow and Yin. She is a long-time student of Andrew Mournehis (Divine Grace Yoga), whom she credits as her biggest influence. Recently Leigh completed a 200-hour course with Pranayama Yoga in Chiang Mai, Thailand, expanding her knowledge of anatomy, alignment and adjustment.
Since 2008, Leigh has taught in studios, workplaces, beaches, parks, gyms and community centres in Melbourne and Thailand. These include the YMCA, Genesis, Fernwood, Time for Fitness, Athletique Health Club, Workplace Yoga, More than Physical, the Australian Medical Association, the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, Moreland Hall, Sparkly Yoga, the Wesley Mission, Manningham City Council and Namo. Please contact Leigh for her current teaching schedule.