Leigh is an E-RYT 500 yoga teacher with over 3500 hours of kids yoga teaching experience.
She co-founded Community Yoga School with Shira Engel in 2012 while attending Wesleyan University. CYS provided a sustainable yoga program for elementary school students at Green Street Arts Center in Middletown CT. For two years, Leigh taught yoga at Green Street and co-led a CYS Kids Yoga Teacher Training to sustain the yoga program certifying 20 kids yoga teachers. She was recruited to set up a wellness program for five-star resort Paradise Cove in Fiji's Yasawa Islands in 2013.
Leigh has worked closely with the Asian Art Museum's School and Teacher Programs, designed the curriculum used for the Yoga: The Art of Transformation exhibition and collaborated on the on-site school tours which received an overall rate of 9.8 on a 10 point scale. She completed her MA in Education & California Teaching Credential at UC Berkeley as a Developmental Teacher Education (DTE) graduate student.
For four years, Leigh taught Health & Wellness at Willow Oaks Elementary and Ravenswood Middle School in partnership with the Pure Edge Inc and Stanford's Early Life Stress & Pediatric Anxiety Program. Classes included yoga-based movement, stress management techniques and mindfulness for students K-8.
Currently, Leigh offers workshops and retreats in partnership with research institutes, startups and clients.
She is will complete her second year of herbal study in November and loves her current position as a TA at California School of Herbal Studies. Leigh is enthusiastic to offer yoga, meditation and mindfulness via workshops, retreats and private classes across the Bay Area.