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ABOUT LEAH

There is a dynamic connection between the inner life of spirit and passion and the outer life of service and action. Here lies the pathway to living loving change...

 

For the last decade, I have been learning, laughing, dancing, playing, crying, and sharing in the waves of love, life, & death with souls around the world. I have always been interested in the raw undercurrent of experience, the spaces in-between, and the wisdom that emerges from within. 

I learned early-on that our bodies express in many languages beyond the verbal. Presence, spirited movement, sensory engagement, breath, eye contact and an authentic smile can create the connection and trust needed to learn and grow together. 

 

More clarity came when I was introduced to Thich Nhat Hahn’s monastic community at the Thai Plum Village International Practice Center. I was guided through the compassion-based practices of meditation and mindfulness, which cracked me wide open. Experiencing the interconnectedness of our human family revealed a bond that transcends time and space. A will and focused dedication was activated within me: To live and work for inclusive, integral, personal transformation and together, a global collective transformation.

 

Discovering breathwork a few years later was a profound experience of my life's many streams flowing into one. As I continue to deepen my relationship with the practice and guide others through this sacred process of uniting with our life-source, I am delighting in the depth and dance of being alive more and more.

 

WHAT I'M ROOTED IN

 

I am committed to the practice of presence and awareness.

 

I am committed to the power of shifting the challenges and complexities of life into learning edges that catalyse change.

I am committed to transforming the competitive and individualistic ways we've learned to be. 

 

I am committed to listening to my heart and to spirit, and unlearning and relearning how to be disciplined in my passion. 

I am committed to the continuation of my ancestors journey to freedom, by living, learning, and serving in Love.

I am committed to softening my heart to grow compassion for all beings.

 

I am committed to loving myself more fully so that my love expands far beyond myself, creating a web of connection amongst all living things. 

I envision a world where everyone understands and experiences themselves as a vital part of one human family. A world where we all feel connected, to ourselves, one another, and the earth. 

If you are curious about my work, please reach out. I would be grateful to hear from you and it would be an honour to share with you. 

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Education 

Clarity Breathwork Practitioner

Levels 1-5, Assistant of Levels 1-4

Ashanna Solaris and Dana DeLong

Numa Somatics + Breathwork

Level 2 & 3

Trevor Yelich 

BA in Cultural Anthropology

University of California Santa Barbara

Thesis: Buddhist Mindful Eating in a Western Context

One-year abroad program studying Thai Culture

Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand 

BA in Studio Art

University of California Santa Barbara

Professional Development 

Usui Reiki Master 

Attuned Level I, II, and III Mastery

Ashanna Solaris 

Usui / Holy Fire Reiki

Attuned Level I & II

Lorri Many Rivers Santamaria 

International School of Temple Arts

ISTA Level 1, Assistant of Level 1, 'Level 2020'

Araminta Barbour

Trauma-Informed Yoga Training

Yoga Behind Bars​

Medicinal Herbalism

18-month Foundational Herbalist Training Program

Ojai School of Herbal Studies 

Herbalist & Clinician Carol Wade 

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Photography By Emma Pion-Berlin