Leila discovered yoga in 2000 when she was in college and has been dedicated to her own practice ever since. In 2011, she pursued teacher training through the Awakened Heart Embodied Mind school of yoga at Exhale in Venice, California, taught by Julian Walker and Hala Khouri, also co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World.
Her instruction emphasized correct alignment, injury prevention, and personal responsibility in practice and teaching. The asana element of practice was studied in the context of the mind-body relationship, especially looking at the ways that trauma lives in the body, the ways that breath can facilitate healing, and the fascinating advances in Neuroscience that support this understanding.
Her own approach as a teacher is rooted in mindfulness, bringing a loving awareness to body and breath. She delivers a gentle, relaxing practice for beginners, and a deep vinyasa flow for more experienced yogis, creating space for everyone to find the inner rhythms to guide their practice. She is also an avid dancer and enthusiastic about welcoming ecstatic movement into or after a more structured practice.
Leila also works professionally as an artist and has a line of work dedicated to yogic forms in watercolor, acrylic ink, and papercuts. leilacurrah.com
Tuesday 6:30-7:30 AM – Sunrise Flow
Thursday 6:30-7:30 AM – Sunrise Flow
All-levels vinyasa flow yoga class designed to gently awaken your body and get your energy flowing for the day ahead.
Wednesday 6:00-7:15 PM – Hatha 1
Ideal for beginners of all ages, includes basic yoga poses and breathing. Gentle pace, emphasis on detailed alignment instruction.
Friday 6:00-7:15 PM – Candlelight Yoga
Unwind with candlelight yoga, in an atmosphere of enchanting, soft light. This evening class is ideal for all levels – beginners to advanced yogis. The benefits of gentle, deep stretch and restorative practice apply to all. This class is a combination of gentle hatha with longer holds, and prop-supported, restorative poses with an emphasis on breath awareness and loving self-care.