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Leila started her adult life in the bosom of the London art world in the 90’s. Moving to London at barely 19, she followed her passion to work with contemporary artists with characteristic strong intention, immersed herself in the international art scene while she was getting her degree from the Courtauld Institute of Art. By 1998 she was working with several cutting edge galleries when she woke up one morning and realised, out of the blue, that she needed to radically change her life.

So began her life of meditation, yoga, and the healing arts. Since that pivotal moment she has studied Buddhism in India, lived in community Omega Institute where she studied with Pema Chodron, been the protege of visionary body therapist Yamuna Zake, undertaken deep training as an energy healer, and been a student and teacher of Tantric yoga and yoga asana. She has been a practicing healer and teacher for nearly 20 years, and she underpins her continual evolution with daily practice, regular, continual study of world spiritual traditions, monthly facilitation of creative rituals, and mentorship with luminous teachers such as Sianna Sherman and Tara Judelle.

Leila is a practical mystic. She is a truly creative soul and a gifted healer who has a keen sense of life as a transformational process of empowerment. Her years of experience with the body lend her a bio-mechanical savvy that keeps it real, efficacious, and relatable. She knows what it means to break down and to break through, so she is a skilled and supportive guide for people who want to use the practices of yoga and healing to create renewal at every level of life. Leila has worked with people from all walks of life and all ages. Her work is supporting people in awakening to the mystery of who they truly are so they can live a life of joy, freedom, and dedication to their own highest calling. She is the co-creator of The Practices Freedom and Wellbeing Immersion, a course to ignite spiritual self care through daily practice, yoga asana, healing foods, and profound self love. She leads magical retreats, workshops, and annual yoga teacher training in London and around the world.

Yoga with Leila combines lightness of heart with vibrant intelligence in ways that keep opening doors for her students. Empowered by 17 years of her own yoga practice, 14 years of practicing therapeutic work in the body, and a lifelong freewheeling sense of fun, Leila has developed a straight-forward and uplifting style of teaching that supports people in opening to their highest potential, both on and off the mat.

She shares very openly about the peaks and troughs of her own journey in a way that brings yoga to life, and reminds her students to stay anchored in their truth, their worth, and their honest-to-goodness needs. Inspiration and insight about life is woven seamlessly into a movement practice that is challenging. Students of all levels are supported in a practice designed to strengthen and stabilise the weaker places, and to release those places that tend to get locked up. Having worked on more than a thousand bodies – she is always ready to offer nuanced cues and advice to help stabilise the hyper-mobile student, and help the stiffer student stretch out. Not everyone’s body is the same, and each person needs special support to get the most out of practice, in private lessons as well as the drop-in yoga class.

When there’s music, it’s fabulous (new disco, house, soul, uplifting electronic, new folk: an eclectic throw-down) – and you’ll also get mudra, pranayama, mantra, meditation, and intention setting practices thrown into the mix.

It’s easy to get pulled away from what’s really important in life. Leila’s classes are a continual reminder to hem close to the core of what you love, what moves you, what makes you feel alive, and what allows you to awaken more fully to your own power.


What does it mean to live a life of true self worth?

Leila uses the term ‘mentoring’ to describe one-on-­one sessions that are focused on supporting clients in discovering and living out their true deepest self worth.

It’s like getting a ‘partner in crime’ for experiencing your own vibrancy and power. Sessions range in content from designing and developing daily practice routines, taking your practices deeper, support for daily meditation, energy healing, hands­-on work, to clearing agitating life issues. Leila has a way of seeing the light and the possibility for empowerment in even the most annoying, painful, and stubborn situations.

And indeed, the smallest changes in perspective can make the biggest difference.

Some folks come for on­-going support in living optimally, and others come on an occasional basis for support in optimal alignment at a critical moment in life.

CONTACT Leila directly to request a session.

Leila has been practicing the work of Yamuna Zake for nearly 15 years.

YAMUNA BODY ROLLING (YBR) is a powerful therapeutic fitness technique. Using our own body weight on a small ball, we roll our bodies out, joint by joint, muscle chain by muscle chain, creating space in all of the joints. The result is a total decompression of the body. Students feel and look taller, with greater range of motion all over, and a deep feeling of freedom in the body. It feels wonderful, like a good massage, but offers lasting results that deepen with every experience on the ball.

Most of us know a few things to do that will be good for us – but so often it feels a chore. YBR presents a vision of self-care that is both entirely practical and deeply delicious. The routines on the ball allow us not only to create space everywhere – they also ‘wake up’ the muscles that have gotten atrophied and stuck to the bone, bringing tone to those under-performing tissues. We wake up the bones themselves, so we can move and live as the whole body that we are, with as much freedom and aliveness as possible.

It’s a fantastic self-therapeutic work, handy for a wide range of conditions: bunions, plantar faciaitis, herniated discs, achey necks/shoulders/low backs, bone density issues, post-partum recovery, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, fertility issues, ‘poor’ posture, frozen shoulder, mystery pain, chronic tension, and something that we call ‘getting older’. Leila teaches YBR workshops once monthly in central London, and annually, abroad.

YAMUNA BODY LOGIC is the hands-on work that gave rise to YBR.

Body Logic is transformative structural bodywork therapy. By stimulating the bone, and putting traction on the bone at the joint, it releases the body at a deep level. The whole body is worked in each session – creating length in each muscle, and space in all of the joints – in the feet, hips, knees, shoulders, between each vertebra, and even inside the cranium. Like YBR, the result is a total decompression. People walk away feeling and looking taller, with greater range of motion in the joints, and a deep feeling of freedom in the body.

Body Logic allows us to unravel the layers of our body. Our life experiences are coded into our physical tissues. This physical patterning plays out in our lives, sensed in the body as freedom as well as limitation. Each Body Logic session offers an opportunity to unwind the layers that hold congestion and tension, allowing us to re-engage in our lives unencumbered by limitations, free from negative and painful patterns.

The work is deep and effective; like a massage that gets into all those places you wish a massage would get to. And the results last well; especially if you ‘top it up’ with your own work on the ball at home.

May you be blessed as you spend time here in my virtual home.


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  • t h e  h e i g h t  o f  t h e  l i g h t
I’m delighted to be here on residency @scorpiosmyk , as a part of the Mind Body program curated by the intelligent and sensitive @felicitasvallot .
Tonight at 8.30 pm we celebrate the Solstice in a ritual of love and gratitude. On the beach at Scorpios Mykonos.
The long day, today, is dense with solar power; for me the sun makes a kind of an armour, a light-shell. This psychic armour, a gift of the natural year, is so important for me- living so far in the north, I need this long-day-power to see me through its opposite- when the night submerges the day, 6 months from now in December.
On this high day, I pray that you not only get what you need, but also that you may bask in the light of your life: your accomplishments, your magic, your beauty, your vitality, and your presence. If you are unwell may this light heal you; if you are unhappy, may it turn the tide of your heart. May you taste the fruit of your own fullness. To all, blessed Solstice and high tidings in the light of 2019.
#solstice #blessings #scorpiosmykonos #praise #light #ritual #ceremony #summersolstice 📷 by @n.efelia 🙏🏽💜🙏🏽
  • blessed full moon beauties - this one’s a sweet honey ritual to enjoy the fullness of your heart magic 🌕
rose full moon ritual tonight 🌕
@scorpiosmyk 🌕
Scorpios Mykonos on the beach 9 pm
  • In Praise of Kali
me and @susannaharwoodrubin at my place on monday 🔴
honouring Her; sharing the stories, the mudras, the mantras;
she’s more more more than anything you’ve heard about her
come, see what all the fuss is about
she’s truly unbelievable 🔴
link in bio
#kalima #kali #goddess #power #intimacy #yoga #mantra #mudra
  • ⚪️⚡️⚪️Gasp is a book of spiritually oriented erotica compiled by someone I know and love, with contributions from folks I know and love. It’s super sexy, thoughtful, and beautifully designed. I’m excited and delighted for its launch. I’m reading a little piece from this beautiful book in this film. - @gasp - check it out. ⚪️⚡️⚪️
#gaspthebook #gasp #gasplife #sexrevolution #sexualhealing  #erotica #poetry #art #love #sexuality  #sex #intimacy
  • Y U M
it’s a total unwind for your upper back, a total de-kink for your neck, a total free-up for your ribcage and breath. It’s a shoulders back down, eyes soft, deep breath, sweet relief kind of thing. I got on the ball last night and did some of the routines we’ll be doing and what a pleasure, still and always, to take care of myself like this. This work has been part of my life for nearly 20 years. Still and always grateful.
Rolling around on small balls to release all the stick and stuck and crabby places.  Yessssss. Link in profile, this Saturday. 10-13. ⚪️
#selfmassage #selfcare #unwind #fitness #therapeutic #londonfitness #london #relief #stiffneck #release #musclerelease #lengthandstrength #fitnesslife #massage
  • T H E  T I M E  I S  N O W
We cannot *truly compassionately operate* in mixed race/gender/ethnicity/ability/etc spaces (i.e. the world) without a clear understanding of the underlying, pervasive entanglements of white supremacist patriarchy - without a clear understanding of our own complicity and power to turn that around, and without sensitive, appropriate language and the understanding to bring systemic oppression into conversation and dialogue with all people. Learning how to hand back privilege is the work of a lifetime. It will take a lifetime of work to make a difference for future generations. Let us begin now.
A call to action. From my newsletter, just sent out. I’m beginning to speak on my WOC experience which is - a lot. Just beginning this reframe of spiritual awakening. Link in profile to receive it. 🔘
#womanofcolor #whitesupremacy #doingbetter #thetimeisnow #spiritualawakening #therealdeal
  • M O S T  F A V O U R I T E  H U M A N  E V E R
Proud to say this lady here’s the love of my life. 💛
Lucky for me, she’s funny and smart and kindness embodied and one heck of a dancer.
Happy Mother’s Day, to my Moom, Momma, Puffalump, Mommers, sweet Cheryl Lynn Seaman Sadeghee. I love you so.
  • F O R  T H E  R O S E S
Blessings of Beltane magic to each of you. May the utter radiance of your heart rose-bloom into the infinite fullness that is your birthright. May the love that you are speak louder than the shadows of your doubts, may the flame of your life burn bright and fine on this fire-night, and may the dew of the new day’s dawn be sweet on your lips this high-Spring. 🌹
#beltane #beltaneblessings #magic #love #roses #fire #spring
  • HER
we gather at my home on may 13th, under the waxing Virgo moon, to be with Her.
this is an evening of channeling a multitude of her frequencies for an up-levelling of our potency.
gather and sit in her frequencies, bask in Her love, welcome Her light
the divine feminine healing frequencies are a gift for all of us; those of us in sister bodies, it seems to me, long for the awakening of this healing medicine from within and without
this has been my most devoted practice, loving Her, becoming intimate with Her, over this past decade
spell casting, prayer song, sharing, divination, and attunement - we will follow where She takes us when we come together, letting Her magic take its course - and most of all, this is a healing circle of love and light.
link in my profile. limited to a group of 12; 7-9 pm
#divinefeminine #sistercircle #mother #divinemother #herlove #herlight #mooncircle #sistercircle
  • C A L M &  A T  H O M E 🏹
always hits the mark. When you know how to rest at home, even the rough edges seem smoother. In this perceptual game of awareness called life, where have you been hanging out?
After my travels, I dove right into the second session of #thepracticesoffreedomandwellbeing Immersion. Intensive and radiantly glorious time, sharing with 25 incredible students. Our Spring feast was a true celebration of life and the community of the heart.
Holding space for a large group, moving through my own ups and downs, continually expanding my capacity to listen and attune, working with limitations and challenges, sitting for my daily practices, churning up the new ideas - all of it right here, calm and at home inside myself. It’s a frequency that allows space for everything to land - even when everything seems upside-down. 🏹
I’m delighted by the light, the lengthening day, the blossoms, and the burgeoning spring. It brightens my calm and floods my home. It seemed in the dark of the year like it would never come back, yet here it is.
Please let me know how you are and where you’ve been hanging out. What does it mean to be at home right now? Is calm on the menu? 🏹
#calm #home #homedecor #interiors #brutalism #modernism #selfinquiry #springtime #meditation #spiritualpractice #thepractices #interiorinspiration #inspiration #selfcare
  • M A K I N G  M A G I C
When @heatherumlah and I come together, magic is pretty much a guarantee. ✨
She’s a master holistic and healing foods chef. I’m a deep student-teacher of esoteric spiritual practice and a practical mystic- a Tantrika and a priestess. We are both healers who have worked with people from all ages and walks of life, from celebs to working moms, high rollers to ordinary folk. We’ve both spent all of our time since our adolescence seeking a life of truth, beauty, and freedom. For both of us, it’s all about living the cosmic vastness of our heart in the most  down to earth, practical, awake, and engaged way we can.
It's fun, but it's not superficial. It's clear and articulate, but not dogmatic. It's a big call to the big picture of life, but all about the everyday choices. It's deeply personal, yet universal. And it's a board-breaking karate chop to the one-dimensionality of commercial wellness culture and products. Heather and I are educators who are here to get you in-sourcing your well-being and seeing through all the bulls**t and the fads.
We like to teach in depth, and really take people through how to set up deep practices for daily living. Our next offering is The Practices of Sacred Self Care @triyogauk soho, April 5-7.  We’ll go though making more intuitive and freedom-inducing food choices, unpick and reframe your relationship to food, discover a new way into yoga, explore bio-individuality and it’s relevance for your lifestyle, enjoy some delicious healing food meals, get activated on starting daily morning practices like meditation for clarity and insight, and trouble shoot your wellbeing concerns. It’s quite a luscious, uplifting and densely packed weekend retreat.
We also offer periodic ‘free taster sessions’ in our work. Sign up for my newsletter to find out about our next one, and/or click the link tree in my profile to sign up for our upcoming weekend at triyoga. ✨
We are so delighted to make the magic with you. ✨
#sacred #selfcare #thepractices #spirit #wellbeing #london #healingfoods #meditation #dailywellbeing #sacredselfcare 📷 @juliamidland
  • H O N O U R E D
The amazing @higher.selfcare is an online hub for all things spiritual and depth wellness. It’s a beautiful offering that’s jammed with all the info and sensibility that you want. It’s great leisure to spend time reading about the people, the products, and the point of view.
I’ve just been featured on this high vibe platform as a visionary- which is a big honour and high praise. Go over there and have a look, get on the newsletter, and just hang out with @higher.selfcare . It’s the jam.
#spirit #selfcare #visionary #higherselfcare #allthethings
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