Leigha, MA, E-RYT, is a yoga educator and body mover. She teaches playful, intuitively sequenced classes that favor creative motion and deep body listening, always with strong support and extensive application of anatomical guidance. She emphasizes fine-tuning sensory awareness and plugging in to intuitive knowing.
The yoga practice, she believes, offers a field guide for leading a life of conscious presence, authenticity, and inspired action. She has been lucky to have learned from many gifted teachers who continue to inform her yoga and meditation practice, from Michael Stein of YogAlive in New Paltz to Lorin Roche, author of the influential texts Meditation Made Easy and The Radiance Sutras.
Leigha has not fully abandoned her background as an adjunct professor of Environmental Literature, drawing upon it each year to teach the comprehensive 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training that she and Jacqui Nash have co-created and continue to refine. Her recent joy has been mentoring new and developing teachers as they find their footing as yoga leaders learning to approach the profession from a variety of creative angles. If you can’t make it to the studio, you can take class with her online where she has been building a community of gracious, incredibly supportive students across the globe.
Little Testimonies of Love
A grounded soul. A poetic head. A playful body. A very wise perspective…fresh, full of energy, with an old-school understanding and very rooted in the earth with her head in the sky. -MG
Emotionally gentle, physically challenging. -PB
Magical yoga. -TS
I just wanted to write you and say thank you for being so patient with me in class. I’ve tried yoga so many times over the last 10 years and I could never stick with it for a bunch of reasons. All the reasons I couldn’t bring myself to go do not exist in your class and I just wanted to say thank you and I appreciate it. I never feel like I don’t belong in your class or that I shouldn’t be there. Thank you for being so nice. Last night’s class was AMAZING (again). -TS
Thank you Leigha! Just love your commentary and your way of explaining, making space and letting go …. takes my yoga to a different level. Love xo -Tina’s Raw Alkaline Diet
Leigha, I’m loving all your practices. I used to exercise every other night, but since finding your videos I’m now motivated to fit in at least a 15 minute flow every night. They are challenging, I often fall over, and they always make me laugh. And I feel so much better for it! Thank you 🙂 -Elizabeth Bowman
What I like about Leigha Butler is that she will push you to the full capacity of your potential at the time and each time you get better and better, stronger and more flexible. If you can’t do what she’s doing don’t worry! In time you will get closer and closer! Always be mindful of what your body is telling you. Thank you Leigha for sharing. I watch your videos several times a week and you have taught me how to do so many things that I couldn’t do before. -Dawn Cooke
Soft but powerful. -Lee Morgan
The reason I’ve started using your videos as a guide in my own home practice is because I’m learning to find ease and space during the practice that I hadn’t before. Which is what yoga is all about, but as I see it here, it’s clicking a bit more. Especially in held poses, as tho there’s room to sort of walk around within the body, There’s so much space being created and learning to relax within it, so much more graceful and easy room. Hard to describe in words! -Rabbit Bandini