Former competitive gymnast and North Florida small-town girl, Leila has a fiery passion for healing, creative movement, and a wholesome, adventurous lifestyle. She currently lives her life on the road, leading mindfulness workshops, teaching yoga, coordinating health and wellness retreats, and working privately with life coaching clients.
She has been teaching yoga since 2011 and is a 500hr Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance. Leila originally trained in Hatha and Vinyasa style yoga, and considers herself a Bhakti yogi. Leila earned her bachelors degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida in 2013 where she also completed a 4 month internship at a strength & conditioning facility. Leila is a certified Crossfit level 1 trainer, stand up paddle board yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, astrologer, ordained minister, and a private chef!
Leila has an extreme interest in personal empowerment and energetic anatomy of the human body. She offers a deep, yet light hearted interpretation of these subtleties within her classes and lectures. Her intuitive style of teaching brings a fun upbeat energy to all class levels; those who attended her classes can only describe it as, "Leila Yoga." Freedom, laughter, and deep connection rule the room, as Leila hopes for all levels of yogis to feel welcomed and inspired to practice regardless of their starting point. With her pup, Folly, by her she reminds those around her often: Come as you are and remember what's it's like to be yourself.