Ive been taking private yoga lessons with Leslie for a couple of years and no matter what kind of mood I arrive in, I always leave feeling happy and peaceful. And my body thanks me for days afterwards for having more energy, strength, balance, and flexibility!
Leslie is both professional and personable and I could not recommend her any higher. She asks what I want to focus on (eg. tight shoulders, hips, and hamstrings) at the beginning of each session and works it into the session seamlessly, always careful to work around my wrist injury. She magically fits everything perfectly into an hour. And in terms of the yoga moves, its always just the right balance of the known and the unknown. And if I really want to fight the ab flab, shes game for throwing in extra core exercises from pilates or ballet.
The studio itself is a wonderful place! Gentle music, incense, and her assuring, low voice fill the large, light-filled room in a quaint, historic East Nashville home. The high ceiling, the hardwood floor, and the old fireplace create both an open, spaciousness and a charming warmth.
Although I was fairly new to yoga when I started with Leslie, I never felt judged. She continues to meet me where Im at, pushing harder when Im feeling strong and energetic, pulling back when Im feeling tired. And at the end of each savasana, she rubs an essential oil such as sandalwood along the forehead and into the temples. Ahhh
sweet bliss! Always the perfect ending to an hour of satisfying self care with a caring teacher.