Leslie's Journey and Background

 

 

  • She has been featured in USA Today, BBC News, and The Marriage Show

  • BA Magna Cum Laude and Honors in Fine Arts and English Literature from the University of Oregon

  • Associate Faculty Professor at Santa Monica College guiding students in yoga, Pilates and other yoga sciences since 2005.

  • Forrest Yoga in 2000

  • Anusara yoga with John Friend and Ross Rayburn

  • Kundalini yoga with Yoga West and Ra Ma Institute

  • Mindfulness Meditation with Jack Kornfield

  • Restorative yoga teacher training and assisting Judith Laster author of Restore and Renew

  • Pilates Mat and Equipment with Marie-Jose Blom Lawrence and Long Beach Dance Conditioning

  • Kirtan with Govindas

  • Pre and Post Natal Pilates with Fusion Pilates

  • Yoga Nidra with Yoga Academy of North America

  • Somatic Experiencing (General SE and Touch Work) with Kathy Kain and SETI

  • Performed Hip Hop and Salsa with dance companies in Oregon and Santa Monica

  • Led retreats and workshops for women all over California

  • Mentored many students to become yoga and Pilates teachers