yoga & meditation.
Leigh teaches yoga, self-care, and introspective practices (meditation, pranayama, and visualization) as an Adjunct Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Her practice and teaching experience in movement and meditation is grounded in her past roles as a professional dancer and choreographer, senior Mysore Ashtanga instructor at Ashtanga Yoga Richmond, and as a Mindfulness Instructor at Richmond’s Institute of Contemporary Art. She continues to offer private sessions as a Wellness Consultant and uses her training as a death doula to bring death into a more holistic conversation about living.
Regardless of location and modality Leigh seeks to apply the one on one intimacy and pedagogically sound methodology provided within the Mysore-Ashtanga system and encourages the conscious cultivation of self-reliance, self-discipline, and practices of positive self-reflection. She works to always see wonder in the mundane and to inspire students to tap into the uniquely creative spirit within themselves, which further manifests as balance, energy, and participation as an engaged citizen.
Leigh has maintained a twenty year yoga (fifteen years of daily Ashtanga), pranayama, and meditation practice. She has participated in six, five and ten day silent meditation retreats, and has gone on six multiple-month trips to India to completely immerse herself in Ayurvedic and yogic study. She has taught in Boston, MA; Taos, NM; Samara, Costa Rica; and Osaka, Japan where she lived for two and a half years. Leigh currently resides and teaches in Richmond, VA where she continues to study directly under her meditation teacher Pat Buxton.