When a friend casually showed Leaflin her first yoga asanas in 1998, it sparked a deep remembering, and sudden illumination of a path before her. Yoga would be a guiding force of her life, and in order to fully receive this gift, she had to share it. By 2000 she had completed her first teacher training with the inimitable Diane Wilson of Portland, OR. She has since completed a variety of trainings including 200 hr certification at Atmananda Yoga in NYC, beginning and advanced Thai Yoga Massage training at Lotus Palm School in Montreal, and 230 hr Embodiyoga training with Lisa Clark. The other great and lasting love of Leaflin's life is painting. If she is not at the yoga studio, she is probably at her painting studio in the River Arts District.
Leaflin's classes are rich and flowing, incorporating elements of kundalini yoga, qi gong, and dance, and set to inspiring soundtracks. They are an exploration of the mysteries of inner space, with emphasis on pranayama, alignment through subtle anatomy, elemental inspiration, and the moving poetry of the body. She strives to consistently recognize the teacher presenting itself in every moment through all of life's phenomena.
*Recommended for Beginners
Gentle indicates the class is not vigorous, but slow and soothing, perfect for those wanting a more relaxed and softer practice. Also excellent for beginners, the elderly, and pregnant women.
Power indicates a vigorous practice that will challenge and energize you with its focus on building strength and concentration as you flow through powerful, flowing sequences. This type of class is meant to challenge you and your existing practice, make you sweat, have some fun, and try and inversion (or three!). Not recommended for beginners who do not have a basic knowledge of yoga postures.
Warm classes allow the body’s tissues to soften more deeply, as the room is kept between 80-89 degrees.
Hot classes involve a dynamic and challenging practice in a room heated to 90 degrees or above. You will sweat, so please bring your own mat, water bottle, and towel. First time students are discouraged from attending HOT classes, as they tend to be fast-paced, and are meant for those already familiar with basic postures.