Leila is a Registered Massage Therapist who has practised and taught yoga for over 40 years. She opened one of the first dedicated Yoga Therapy studios in Canada as well as developing The Anatomy of Yoga Therapy, an innovative 300 hour Yoga Therapy training programme that she taught for 15 years.
Leila’s transformational system of therapeutic yoga evolved from her desire to empower patients and students on the path to self-healing. Whether challenged with physical, mental or spiritual issues, Leila skilfully guides students toward a felt sense of their wholeness by exploring the interplay between awareness, gentle movement, breath, and mental patterns. By cultivating an awareness of their “living” anatomy and inherent body wisdom, students can learn to apply this intelligence in a practical way to their own healing process.
Leila focusses on experiential anatomy, alignment and movement repatterning, and embodiment of the deeper teachings of yoga as pathways to self-healing. With a deep love and intuitive knowledge of experiential anatomy, she specialises in transforming academic information into somatic awareness and life changing experience. She is an international teacher, online educator and conference presenter. Leila is author of The Great Yoga Handbook, co-author with Donna Farhi of Pathways to a Centered Body and is currently writing a third book to be published in 2022 by Handspring Press. www.leilastuart.com