Leah has been teaching yoga for over 15 years, since qualifying with the ‘Inner Yoga Trust’ in 2002. She then specialised in teaching children with special needs after taking the ‘Yoga for the Special Child’ training. More recently Leah trained in the Krishnamacharya tradition qualifying as an advanced BWY yoga teacher and now works mainly on a one to one basis with adults affected by chronic illness including ME/chronic & post viral fatigue, fibromyalgia, cancer etc. She worked for Ourmala for many years, a charity providing free yoga to refugees and asylum seekers in London. Leah also teaches regular retreats for those with ME/chronic fatigue and other chronic health issues.
Leah's teaching style is very student centred focussing on breath and feeling into the sensory experience of movement and stillness. She has an interest in somatics, authentic movement and feldenkrais weaving these approaches into her teaching. Her classes are very inclusive and deeply restorative.
Prior to qualifying as a yoga teacher, Leah was a human rights lawyer working in the fields of asylum and human rights and delivered training for new recruits on relevant law and procedure.
Teaching Yoga for Stress, Burnout & Fatigue - including Long-COVID
17th March 2024 - Online (Live) - Charlotte Watts & Leah Barnett