Leza is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist based in Auckland, New Zealand. As an experienced practitioner Leza encourages her students to explore and interact with the potential of yoga, using yoga to improve the quality of life every day.
She has spent 20 years practising yoga and 15 years as a teacher. Leza uses her traditional and contemporary training to bring a teaching style that suits our modern lifestyle. She has taught in India and Australia and facilitates and presents at workshops and retreats in New Zealand. The Yoga Barn is her private yoga studio where students focus on lifestyle integration and building a steady personal yoga practice.
In yoga therapy Leza works with the client in a one off or a series of sessions. In general yoga can enhance physical and emotional well-being. In a therapeutic context yoga therapy works with the individual for deeper transformative effects. Yoga therapy and private sessions can be used for remedial work and recovery; therapeutic process as a relief from chronic or current medical condition; building or refining a personal practice; lifestyle transformation.
“The therapeutic nature of yoga produces positive results for people — physically, mentally and spiritually. Often there is not a conscious effort on the part of a yoga teacher to provide any additional/specific results for an individual in a yoga class. These benefits are obtained naturally by the innate power of yoga. That power to bring us to balance in body mind and soul, which in turn brings about therapeutic effects.” – Leza