"Beyond what is seen, something subtle exists. Becoming sensitive to the subtle is the heart of all yoga practice."
Vijnana Yoga is founded by Orit Sen-Gupta, a master teacher for over 30 years, esteemed author and student of Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois and Dona Holleman whom she practiced alongside for years. Vijnana Yoga combines the practice of meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (postures) and the study of scripture. The word Vijnana includes in its translation understanding, knowledge, skill, art and science and the emphasis in this practice is on internal sense of connectedness. Accenting both flow and precision we follow 7 vital principles: relaxing the body, quieting the mind, focusing through intent, rooting, connecting, awareness of breath, and expansion.
In my classes, I work to provide a thorough and interesting experience that will aid in feeling stronger, more focused and relaxed. I aim to lead the body and mind through a deep experience in a gentle and supportive way. Students acquire an awareness and sensitivity to their own process, developing in an individual pace and maturing into their own practice.
"We were so fortunate to have Leah as our beloved teacher...I can only hope that many others will benefit from her graceful presence and her deep knowledge and understanding of the body, yoga and dance. Leah was able to bring out the best in each of us. Leah's immense experience and mastery of her craft are immediately evident in the ease with which she communicates insight with humility and integrity. Leah's approach succeeds in orienting her students to the magic of the practice – spontaneous, joyful and grounded in the inherent intelligence of the body. We are forever grateful for the time we had her as our teacher."
~ Sarah Scheller
"Studying under Leah, I have learned that a yoga practice is really not about athleticism, but it is about knowing how to engage your body to develop both strength and balance. It is about allowing a pose to develop from inside you using alignment, weight distribution, and breath. And it is about being at peace with your body even when the full realization of a pose is never achieved."
~ Meg Haisten
"I never thought I’d do yoga, but here I am 3 years later, loving yoga because
of all of Leah’s help. She’s great!"
~ Myles Bradely