Leigha Nicole

Guest Ashtanga Teacher


Leigha Nicole’s 2018 Teaching Schedule

We’re excited to announce that Leigha Nicole will be visiting The Mindful Body twice in 2018!
During the time she is here, LED ASHTANGA classes on Friday’s will change to MYSORE classes.

May 23 – June 15

September 21 – October 5


Meet Leigha Nicole 


Leigha has been teaching yoga since 1984 and taught at YogaWorks in Santa Monica, California starting when it opened its doors in 1987. It was through YogaWorks and The Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles that she had the opportunity to study with senior teachers from all over the globe. Her love of Ashtanga Yoga brought her to India to study extensively with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and was authorized to teach by him in 1996. In the West, she was fortunate to have Tim Miller as her main teacher for over 25 years. Leigha is also a certified Yoga Therapist with The International Association of Yoga Therapists and a continuing educator for Yoga Alliance.

Leigha has a gentle approach and is passionate about bringing precise alignment to the graceful movements of traditional Ashtanga Yoga that make it a “moving meditation”. She encourages students to embrace the contemplative aspect of the practice with attention to detail and the cultivation of awareness. Her teaching is infused with an intimate knowledge of anatomy that stems from a bodywork practice of over three decades, which enables her to address the specific therapeutic needs of her students.

To learn more about Leigha Nicole visit www.splendidyoga.com

What is Mysore?

Mysore style practice is the self paced traditional forum, and cornerstone for studying Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Practitioners arrive anytime during the class period and practice for as little or as long as they like, but are encouraged to build endurance so that a one to two hour sequence becomes routine. The teacher moves around the room and practitioners are supported by the teacher individually. Beginners and those with a therapeutic self-practice welcome. If you are a new student, please check in with the teacher upon arrival.

The Art of Adjusting Workshop

Date to be determined for September 2018

Hands-on adjustments, alignment and anatomy workshop with Leigha Nicole.
This workshop will explore the fine art of hands-on adjusting and specific techniques for working safely and intelligently with students practicing yoga poses in a class or one-on-one setting. Technical inquiry will include: working with and adjusting different body types, principles of anatomy, reviewing details of alignment and energy movements in the asanas. Issues of respecting student privacy and vulnerability will be addressed as well as how to create a safe environment for growth and transformation.
This workhop is offered as continuing education for yoga teachers (4 Hours of CE credits with Yoga Alliance) and to any students wishing to deepen their practice.

Practice and Pricing Options

Mysore and Led Classes Only

$20          Single Class Drop in

$90          5-Class Card (valid for 6 Months)  

*Please note that our “New Student Introductory Membership” pricing option does NOT include Mysore classes while Leigha Nicole is teaching.

Questions? Please email info@themindfulbody.com

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San Francisco, CA 94115
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