I’ve been asking the question, “Why are we here?” since the age of three. Besides driving my parents crazy, this fierce curiosity eventually led me to my first yoga class in 1998 in Boulder, Colorado. The afterglow of that class left me feeling inexplicably enlivened and I got hooked! I’ve been studying yoga ever since and teaching yoga in Denver since 2005.
I have practiced and studied Vinyasa Flow, Classical Ashtanga, Yoga Ed. for youth and I was formally trained and earned my certification in the Ansuara® method of Yoga in 2011. I am grateful for my extensive and diverse education in the art and science of Yoga and while I no longer affiliate with any particular style, I draw from all of my teachers as well as my own experience and my heart when I teach.
I see yoga practice as an invitation for me to attune with the truth of my own essence and with the intelligent flow of Nature. Yoga practice and teaching consistently helps me to feel good and offers me the realization that what I choose to do with my life truly counts! With a remembrance of my greatness via practice, I begin to live into the answers to that old and most fulfilling question, “Why are we here?”
Along with teaching and practicing yoga, I deeply value social justice and I see literacy as a universal human right. I was a bilingual, third-grade teacher in an inner-city school, completed my Masters in Education at Stanford University and presently coach urban schoolteachers in Denver Public Schools.
For me, teaching yoga is an act of love. My classes are enthusiastic, safe, authentic and spicy. In the words of internationally renowned Anusara Yoga Instructor Sianna Sherman,
“Leah is full of heart and she is the absolute embodiment of flowing Grace in the currents of her heart. She is sincere, honest, dedicated and willing to transform her vulnerabilities into a vessel of pure gold. Leah has a great working knowledge of the Universal Principles of Alignment and a very palpable connection with the students heart to heart.”
I have respect, love and gratitude for all of my teachers, students, friends and family (particularly the memory of my maternal grandma, who lived a life dedicated to love, gratitude and service).
Feel free to contact me for privates at leahpearson.com.