"Having tried yoga classes with over a dozen instructors, not often can I say I feel a real connection with the energy of the instructor and my practice. Leila is an exception! She's warm, inspiring, and very knowledgeable. To me, an indicator of a great class is that it feels like it flew by, and you find yourself resting in Savasana. That's exactly the case with Leila! Enjoy!" -Ksenia
My yoga studies began in 2000 at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA under Spiritual head Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, the successor to Swami Rama. I lived, worked, and studied there for 2 months. Since then, I have completed over 1000 hours of Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and Continuing Ed. I consider myself to be a life-long student of the great spiritual tradition of yoga. I have been teaching yoga full-time in the SF/Bay Area since 2010, and have had the honor of teaching at Yoga Tree, Nest Yoga, Academy of Art University, International Orange, Glow Yoga & Wellness, Urban Flow, Zazen, Flying Yoga, You & the Mat, Lululemon, Esalen, Craigslist, Ubisoft, other corporate offices around San Francisco, and privately. Currently, I am teaching at Firefly Yoga in downtown Berkeley, Tishman Speyer in downtown San Francisco, and online. I am thrilled to lead since 2015, an annual Happiness Yoga Retreat to Xinalani, Mexico.
In recent years, I have been honored to serve on the Yoga Tree Teacher Training Faculty, Spring 2019 and Spring 2020.
I am very thankful to my teachers, students, colleagues, friends, and family for their support of my yoga love...