Leonora began teaching Yoga in 2010. She's taught for Barefoot Movement, the Yoga studio she is part owner of, corporate entities, not-for-profit organizations, schools, Yoga studios and for private clients, both in person and virtually. The foundation of all of Leonora's teachings stems from her belief that Yoga is a practice that can be used to help uncover the self while providing balance to one's physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. Her teaching influences come from an array of somatic healing modalities and other holistic practices: through Yoga asana, bodywork, acupuncture, martial arts, dance. Her teachers continue to teach her the ways of nature's grace in movement mechanics, anatomy, breath, art, history, philosophy, culture, social activism, compassion, healing touch, and above all respect for the practices one immerses in and the wisdom gifted to us within these practices. As an indigenous person of color, this value of respect is of tantamount importance. Also, as a previous academic within the post-secondary education institution in California, Leonora marries this Yogic instruction to its historical, cultural, philosophical history and roots. Email me if you'd like to find out more about how you can learn Yoga from me.