YIN YOGA
4:30pm Wednesdays at Sangha Seattle

We do not use the body to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into the body.”~ Bernie Clark

Yin Yoga is a beautiful, meditative, and centering yoga practice. Yin Yoga is often described as the other half of exercise. It is a complementary practice to more active styles of yoga supporting maintenance of mobility, healing, and an opportunity to explore mindfulness and the subtler aspects of a personal practice. Working with gravity, students move gently through poses, holding each pose for several minutes. This slow pace allows the pose to work within the deeper tissues. The long-held poses in Yin facilitate stimulation in the deeper connective tissues. Yin classes focus on the lower body; especially the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, and lower spine. 

The physical benefits of Yin Yoga can be deepened by nourishing the energetic body as well as the physical. Traditional Chinese Medicine wisdom says optimal health requires a strong and mobile flow of energy (Qi) through our meridians. The Yin Yoga practice restores and balances Qi through stillness and compression, and gentle tension. It is Qi that supports healing, physical nourishment and emotional balance. The Yin practice provides a balance to the pace of modern living, restoring students’ vitality and supporting natural rhythms.


PRIVATE YOGA FOR CANCER SUPPORT
As a cancer survivor herself, holding space for cancer patients through yoga is one of Leah’s personal passions. Join Leah as she guides you through mindful yoga practice intended for post-treatment support. 

Offering incredible benefits for those navigating their cancer journey, yoga increases your sense of calm, relaxation, and well-being in challenging times, while decreasing stress along with physical and psychological pain. The practice of linking breath with movement stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, promoting the ability to recover, digest, play, and create. These sessions, grounded on a safe and welcoming platform, also provide practical tools you can take away to enrich the rest of your day and life.

Leah also works one-on-one with patients in active treatment when appropriate. Please contact her to set up a complimentary pre-practice consultation.



MORE TO COME. In the meantime, follow @leah.adams.co

classes

PC: Sullivan and Sullivan

MINDFUL YIN YOGA
February 16th, 2020. 6 - 7:30 pm
Location: Kula Movement


I’m excited and grateful to be back at Kula in Ballard for this 90-minute workshop. You can expect a music-free yin yoga practice that incorporates instructions for foundational mindfulness practices, giving you a supportive space in which to cultivate awareness and compassion.

When we slow down and take the time to observe, breathe, and connect with ourselves, the more we can connect with others and the world around us. Our ability to “feel inside”, called interoception, allows us to track our inner environments, physical sensations and energy flow. When trained and developed, alongside compassion, this inner sight, can help us understand the nature of our mind. It creates the conditions for insight.

Mindfulness practices are the groundwork for us to live mindfully in our lives.

Register here.


QUIET FRIDAY
March 13th, 2020. 7:30 - 9 pm
Location: Sangha Seattle

Ideal for anyone craving a healing, soothing experience, this class will give you tools that you can take with you off the mat and into your daily life.

You can expect a nurturing yin yoga practice, calming breath work, and you will leave with at least one fun fact about how we can use body mechanics to cultivate a sense of calm.

Yin Yoga is a meditative form of yoga that nourishes the energetic and physical bodies and stimulates the flow of Qi. Yin poses are held for several minutes at a time inviting us to go deeper into ourselves. Often described as the other half of exercise, Yin provides a balance to the often hectic energy of today. Meditative, subtle and centering, yin supports balancing the nervous system, strengthening connective tissue, and replenishing energy (Qi). 

Register here.


SPRING INTO WELLNESS - Yin Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine
March 28th, 2020. 1 - 2:30 pm
Location: Bala Yoga Fremont

In this seasonal session we will be focusing on enhancing and balancing the channels that support your detoxification system. Throughout the class, we will touch on themes central to the liver and the gallbladder, as viewed through an Eastern Medicine lens, pulling inspiration from this experience to connect us to our own nature.

Join me to explore and experience the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yin Yoga. This practice will include an 90-minute yin yoga practice, which promotes strength and the mobility of Qi (energy) flow and also builds fluidity and elasticity throughout your connective tissues.

You can expect a soothing yin yoga practice that honors our undeniable connection to the natural world and fosters self-compassion. In addition to the yoga practice, there will be worksheets and ample opportunity for questions and group discussion. 

Register here.

WORKSHOPS

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS AT WORK
Discover the tools and foundational practices used in mindfulness meditation over the course of this 4-week experiential series. You will learn about mindfulness meditation and gentle and relaxing breath work. These techniques can help to manage pain and enhance whole-body wellness, mental resilience, memory, cognitive function, creativity, and improved communication. 
 
You will also learn how mindfulness can support you in your personal and professional career by empowering you to cultivate a sense of ease even amidst challenging circumstances. Come slow down, reset, and build your inner pause button.
 
Available as:
one 75-minute class
a four-week series with 60-minute classes

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Leah leads and collaborates on Teacher Trainings in the Seattle area, offering experiences for students to learn in community and diving into topics including yin yoga, Chinese Medicine meridian theory, mindfulness, Pranayama and Ayurveda. Leah is also available to lead modules on yin yoga, Ayurveda, and Pranayama as a guest teacher in teacher trainings.

To get in touch, email leahadams.co@gmail.com.

Teacher
trainings

PC: Rae Helsel

50 hour yin yoga teacher training

Yin Yoga is a beautiful, meditative, and centering yoga practice, often described as the other half of exercise. It is a complementary practice to more active styles of yoga supporting maintenance of mobility, healing, and an opportunity to explore mindfulness and the subtler aspects of a personal practice. Working with gravity, students move gently through poses, holding each pose for several minutes. 

Leah's Yin Yoga Teacher Training follows the standards outlined by the Yoga Alliance for each of the 5 educational categories. Each day is a blend of a yin yoga class, meditation, presentations, and hands on exploration of the following topics: Techniques, Training & Practice; Teaching Methodology; Physical & Energetic Anatomy; Yoga Philosophy Lifestyle & Ethics. The robust manual provided has all the information needed for the course. It also includes additional resources (books, articles, videos) for those who wish to deepen their exploration of yin. In addition to the training curriculum, this includes course materials, student record administration and private online community to stay connected and ask questions after training is done.

Leah offers her 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in three formats, an extended format that allows for flexibility, mentorship and extended learning in a small group format, and a six-day and two-weekend format, in which the same information is conveyed in a condensed time period.

CLICK FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE 50-HOUR YIN TRAINING

EXTENDED FORMAT
Dates: June 27-28th, July 25-26, Aug 14-15, Sept 26-27, Oct 10-11, 2020
Time: Saturday and Sunday noon - 5 pm.
Location: Sangha Seattle
CE Credits: 50 hours with yoga Alliance (50 contact)

Register here.


TWO-WEEKEND FORMAT
Dates: May 22nd-24th & June 12th-14th, 2020
Location: Bellingham Yoga Collective
CE Credits: 50 hours with yoga Alliance (45 contact; 5 non-contact)
Register here.

Dates: September 11-13th & October 2-4th, 2020.
Location: The Dayaalu Center Bainbridge
CE Credits: 50 hours with yoga Alliance (45 contact; 5 non-contact)
Registration coming soon.

Dates: May 15–17th & June 5-7th, 2020.
Location: Get Hot Yoga
CE Credits: 50 hours with yoga Alliance (45 contact; 5 non-contact)
Registration coming soon.


SIX-DAY FORMAT
Dates: June 19-24th, 2020.
Location: Bala Yoga Fremont, Seattle
CE Credits: 50 hours with yoga Alliance (45 contact; 5 non-contact)
Register here.

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LEVEL TWO yin yoga teacher training

Join Dr Eric Baumgartner and Leah for their fourth annual 25 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. Focused specifically on Yin Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine teachings and the subtle body, this training is grounded in both Eastern lineage and Western science. Expect a truly immersive learning experience. Students will learn through lectures as well as hands-on learning to see and feel where the meridians run in their own bodies. Especially formulated to be effective for different types of learning styles, the Meridians and Qi Yin Yoga Teacher Training makes learning about the energetic body an approachable and unforgettable experience.

CLICK FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF LEVEL TWO TRAINING

LEVEL TWO YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Dates: July 10th-12th, 2020
Location: Alquimia Life in Ojai, CA
CE Hours: 25 hours (22.5 contact; 2.5 non-contact)

Registration opening in January.


Leah leads and collaborates on Teacher Trainings in the Seattle area, offering experiences for students to learn in community and diving into topics including yin yoga, Chinese Medicine meridian theory, mindfulness, Pranayama and Ayurveda. Each teacher training below is offered annually. Leah is also available to lead modules on yin yoga, Ayurveda, and Pranayama as a guest teacher in teacher trainings.

To get in touch, email leahadams.co@gmail.com.

Teacher
trainings

PC: Rae Helsel

50 hour yin yoga teacher training

Yin Yoga is a beautiful, meditative, and centering yoga practice, often described as the other half of exercise. It is a complementary practice to more active styles of yoga supporting maintenance of mobility, healing, and an opportunity to explore mindfulness and the subtler aspects of a personal practice. Working with gravity, students move gently through poses, holding each pose for several minutes. 

Leah's Yin Yoga Teacher Training follows the standards outlined by the Yoga Alliance for each of the 5 educational categories. Each day is a blend of a yin yoga class, meditation, presentations, and hands on exploration of the following topics: Techniques, Training & Practice; Teaching Methodology; Physical & Energetic Anatomy; Yoga Philosophy Lifestyle & Ethics. The robust manual provided has all the information needed for the course. It also includes additional resources (books, articles, videos) for those who wish to deepen their exploration of yin. In addition to the training curriculum, this includes course materials, student record administration and private online community to stay connected and ask questions after training is done.

Leah offers her 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in two formats, an extended format that allows for flexibility, mentorship and extended learning in a small group format, and a two-weekend format in which the same information is conveyed in a briefer time period.

TRAINING STANDARDS AND INFORMATION:
Leah’s Yin Yoga Teacher Training follows the standards outlined by the Yoga Alliance for each of the 5 educational categories. Each day is a blend of a yin yoga class, meditation, presentations, and hands on exploration of the following topics:

- Techniques, Training & Practice -
Key poses of yin for legs and torso (benefits, considerations & cautions, body types, modifications, variations, sequencing)
Weaving breath, meditation, mantra and mudra into a yin class

- Teaching Methodology -
Sequencing a yin class
Supporting the body with and without props
Atmosphere of a yin class – pace, vocabulary, voice, and music
Teaching styles
Student learning styles

- Physical & Energetic Anatomy -
Benefits of yin
Skeletal variation
Understand movements of major joints (hips, knees, ankles, spine, and shoulders)
Exploring sensation (tension, compression, opening, edges, discomfort, pain)
How to create your unique shape
Energy body – Eastern and Western perspectives

- Yoga Philosophy Lifestyle & Ethics -
Origins of yin yoga
Difference and importance of yin and yang types of activity
Difference between Yin and Restorative Yoga
Applying foundational mindfulness practices to yin
Learning to listen
Art of relaxation

- Practicum -
As a student in this program, you will have many opportunities to practice teach; starting with individual poses and concepts, and working towards longer sequences as training progresses. If you are a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, this training can count towards 50 hours of CEUs.

The robust manual provided has all the information needed for the course. It also includes additional resources (books, articles, videos) for those who wish to deepen their exploration of yin.

In addition to the training curriculum, this includes course materials, student record administration and private online community to stay connected and ask questions after training is done.

PROGRAM HOURS:
50 hours (45 contact, 5 homework),

AFTER GRADUATION:
You will receive a certificate of completion upon graduating. You may teach yin yoga if you are already a 200/300/500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher and count 50 hours towards your continuing education units (CEUs)

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Leah leads and collaborates on Teacher Trainings in the Seattle area, offering experiences for students to learn in community and diving into topics including yin yoga, Chinese Medicine meridian theory, mindfulness, Pranayama and Ayurveda. Each teacher training below is offered annually. Leah is also available to lead modules on yin yoga, Ayurveda, and Pranayama as a guest teacher in teacher trainings.

To get in touch, email leahadams.co@gmail.com.

Teacher
trainings

PC: Rae Helsel

50 hour yin yoga teacher training

Yin Yoga is a beautiful, meditative, and centering yoga practice, often described as the other half of exercise. It is a complementary practice to more active styles of yoga supporting maintenance of mobility, healing, and an opportunity to explore mindfulness and the subtler aspects of a personal practice. Working with gravity, students move gently through poses, holding each pose for several minutes. 

Leah's Yin Yoga Teacher Training follows the standards outlined by the Yoga Alliance for each of the 5 educational categories. Each day is a blend of a yin yoga class, meditation, presentations, and hands on exploration of the following topics: Techniques, Training & Practice; Teaching Methodology; Physical & Energetic Anatomy; Yoga Philosophy Lifestyle & Ethics. The robust manual provided has all the information needed for the course. It also includes additional resources (books, articles, videos) for those who wish to deepen their exploration of yin. In addition to the training curriculum, this includes course materials, student record administration and private online community to stay connected and ask questions after training is done.

Leah offers her 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in two formats, an extended format that allows for flexibility, mentorship and extended learning in a small group format, and a two-weekend format in which the same information is conveyed in a briefer time period.

CLICK FOR AN EXTENDED DESCRIPTION OF THE 50-HOUR YIN TRAINING

50 HOUR YIN EXTENDED FORMAT
Dates: January 25th-26th, February 22nd-23rd, March 21st-22nd, April 4th-5th, May 30th-31st, 2020
Hours: Saturday and Sunday noon - 5 pm.
Location: SANGHA SEATTLE


Reserve your spot here.


50 HOUR YIN TWO-WEEKEND FORMAT
Dates: May 22nd-24th & June 12th-14th, 2020
Hours: Fridays 12-7:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays 11am - 6:30pm.
Location: BELLINGHAM YOGA COLLECTIVE

Register here

READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE EXTENDED FORMAT

LEVEL TWO yin yoga teacher training

Join Eric and me for our annual 25 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. Focused specifically on Yin Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine teachings and the subtle body, this training is grounded in both Eastern lineage and Western science. Expect a truly immersive learning experience. Students will learn through lectures as well as hands-on learning to see and feel where the meridians run in their own bodies. Especially formulated to be effective for different types of learning styles, the Meridians and Qi Yin Yoga Teacher Training makes learning about the energetic body an approachable and unforgettable experience.

CLICK FOR AN EXTENDED DESCRIPTION OF LEVEL TWO TRAINING

LEVEL TWO YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Dates: June 4th - 7th, 2020
Location: Alquimia Life in Ojai, CA

Registration opening in January.


This 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training is structured around five flexible learning modules with two opportunities per year for each module. Students have one year to graduate. Once the first module is complete, students may choose their own path through the remaining four, taking them at their own pace and in any order they like. Module One is offered in January and June. This format allows for flexibility and takes into account busy schedules and important commitments.

- One year to complete the program
- Five modules; Two opportunities to take each module
- Flexible schedule
- Personal learning with one-on-one sessions in module 4 and 5

At graduation, participants emerge from this training with an understanding of how to teach Yin Yoga, the beautiful, meditative, and centering yoga practice, often described as the other half of exercise. You will also learn the principles of Yin and the subtle body, functional anatomy, and how to apply foundational mindfulness practices to yin yoga.

Pricing: Weekend one - $275, Weekends two through four - $225/each. Pay as you go. Included in the price are all learning materials, your Yin Yoga Teacher Training manual (inclusive of class plans and a robust library of resources), one on one sessions with Leah, and the certificate of completion. If you are a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance, this training can can count towards 50 hours of CEUs.

This 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training offers students the opportunity to take their time to learn the concepts, assimilate, and return to ask questions. One-on-one support and personal meetings throughout the training provide students with ongoing mentorship as they learn. This model is dedicated to allowing participants to soak up what they’ve learned and deepen their inquiry. Further, our sessions have a maximum of twelve participants, ensuring a more personal and individualized learning experience.

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Leah leads and collaborates on Teacher Trainings in the Seattle area, offering experiences for students to learn in community and diving into topics including yin yoga, Chinese Medicine meridian theory, mindfulness, Pranayama and Ayurveda. Each teacher training below is offered annually. Leah is also available to lead modules on yin yoga, Ayurveda, and Pranayama as a guest teacher in teacher trainings.

To get in touch, email leahadams.co@gmail.com.

Teacher
trainings

PC: Rae Helsel

50 hour yin yoga teacher training

Yin Yoga is a beautiful, meditative, and centering yoga practice, often described as the other half of exercise. It is a complementary practice to more active styles of yoga supporting maintenance of mobility, healing, and an opportunity to explore mindfulness and the subtler aspects of a personal practice. Working with gravity, students move gently through poses, holding each pose for several minutes. 

Leah's Yin Yoga Teacher Training follows the standards outlined by the Yoga Alliance for each of the 5 educational categories. Each day is a blend of a yin yoga class, meditation, presentations, and hands on exploration of the following topics: Techniques, Training & Practice; Teaching Methodology; Physical & Energetic Anatomy; Yoga Philosophy Lifestyle & Ethics. The robust manual provided has all the information needed for the course. It also includes additional resources (books, articles, videos) for those who wish to deepen their exploration of yin. In addition to the training curriculum, this includes course materials, student record administration and private online community to stay connected and ask questions after training is done.

Leah offers her 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in two formats, an extended format that allows for flexibility, mentorship and extended learning in a small group format, and a two-weekend format in which the same information is conveyed in a briefer time period.

CLICK FOR AN EXTENDED DESCRIPTION OF THE 50-HOUR YIN TRAINING

50 HOUR YIN EXTENDED FORMAT
Dates: January 25th-26th, February 22nd-23rd, March 21st-22nd, April 4th-5th, May 30th-31st, 2020
Hours: Saturday and Sunday noon - 5 pm.
Location: SANGHA SEATTLE


Reserve your spot here.


50 HOUR YIN TWO-WEEKEND FORMAT
Dates: May 22nd-24th & June 12th-14th, 2020
Hours: Fridays 12-7:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays 11am - 6:30pm.
Location: BELLINGHAM YOGA COLLECTIVE

Register here

READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE EXTENDED FORMAT

LEVEL TWO yin yoga teacher training

Join Eric and me for our annual 25 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training. Focused specifically on Yin Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine teachings and the subtle body, this training is grounded in both Eastern lineage and Western science. Expect a truly immersive learning experience. Students will learn through lectures as well as hands-on learning to see and feel where the meridians run in their own bodies. Especially formulated to be effective for different types of learning styles, the Meridians and Qi Yin Yoga Teacher Training makes learning about the energetic body an approachable and unforgettable experience.

Each day is a blend of a yin yoga class, meditation, presentations, and hands-on exploration of the following topics:
- The connection between yin yoga and the energy body
- Qi and meridian theory
- Sequences to support balancing the nervous system, energetic digestion, energetic detoxification, and energy
- Breathing practices through Eastern perspectives
- Understanding the autonomic nervous system
- Introduction to five element theory
- Eastern perspective on digestion and detox
- Fascia and relationship to meridian
- Benefits of yin yoga
- Origins and philosophy: of yin yoga
- Eastern perspective on physical heart and pericardium
- Foundational yin yoga poses

REQUIRED READING
The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark

SUGGESTED READING
The Spark and the Machine by Daniel Kweon
Between the Heaven and Earth by Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold
Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers
Tao and Dharma: Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda by Robert Svoboda and Arnie Lade
Yin Yoga Principles and Practice by Paul Grilley

PRICING:
$588; this fees includes a nonrefundable application fee ($94.40) and $493.60 tuition

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Leah Adams is a mindful yin yoga instructor and ayurvedic wellness counselor who also incorporates meditation, neuroscience and Chinese Medicine Theory into her practice, helping others reset and heal. She is also Director of Education at Sanctuary Studios, an immersive wellness space. She believes wholeheartedly that opportunities to practice yoga are everywhere, not only on the yoga mat. A cancer survivor with a former career in fashion and advertising, Leah is a lifelong student who now lives and teaches in the Seattle area. 

After fifteen years working in fashion and advertising— for companies including Volkswagen, Evian, Crest, Chanel, Semperviva Yoga, Pyrrha, and A Peace Treaty—Leah started to explore the relationship between yoga and her other creative passions. Yoga resonated with her and became a homecoming; a vehicle for her to return to her body and slow down. She found that she felt lighter, more grounded, and more in tune with what matters most.

Now a certified Yoga Instructor and a NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor with over 4,000 hours of education, Leah consistently continues her study under the guidance of senior teachers and teaches from the belief that we need community in order to thrive and grow.

Leah describes yoga as a "natural and essential component" of her humanity, a practice that is “beautiful and effective because it taps us into our parasympathetic nervous systems and allows us to rest, reset, heal and digest to feel calm and nourished.” She encourages students to find connection to their inner wisdom, healing, creativity and joy. She believes that every choice, every day, in every way, can add restored vitality and mind-body balance into our lives and is dedicated to sharing her love and ever-growing knowledge of practice with others.

about
Leah adams

 “LIVING IN ALIGNMENT WITH NATURE IS THE ULTIMATE FORM OF SELF-CARE.”
~ LEAH

quotes & kind words

"I consider myself lucky to know Leah. She is an honest and grounded teacher, full of wisdom. Perhaps more importantly, she’s dedicated to always learning. This makes her an exceptional teacher. I have witnessed students’ lives transform under Leah’s guidance.
Her wise, approachable, and genuine demeanor make her a unique and invaluable teacher to our community."
~ Alysha Fung Koehler, Founder
& Director of UW Mindfulness Project

"Leah helped me find the strength and courage of healing my inner and outer self...Going through cancer treatment is overwhelming, emotional and
frightening. I also had two young children a husband and lived 3 hours away from where I was being treated in Seattle. Even though I had a huge support system of family, friends and doctors, the gentle poses and words of loving kindness still stay with me.
Even when I thought there was nothing my body could do, Leah would show me
that I was alway capable of something. I have learned and continue to learn so much from Leah. She is one of my greatest gifts!" ~ Stephanie Maiers 

"Leah Adams is a truly transformative Ayurvedic practitioner...Not only does she possess an exceptional knowledge base in her field but she has an inherent talent to see her patients at a level much deeper than their surface physical ailments. Leah has a holistic approach that goes beyond treating a specific concern and translates into finding an energetic balance which ultimately establishes healthy patterns that become part of daily practice. Words that come to mind when I think of my work with Leah include thrive, replenish, nourish and sustain."
~ Sarah Foster (MD and Yoga Teacher)

"Leah is a flexible, creative, and inspiring teacher...Her passion and knowledge of Yin Yoga and traditional healing systems like Ayurveda is impressive." ~ Stephen Brown Acupuncturist and faculty member of the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine

“Leah Adams is, in my opinion, one of the greatest Yin yoga teachers in the city of Seattle. She is highly knowledgeable and has been educated by some of the best in the industry. Not only does she have expertise, but she is well loved by the students and teachers she teaches. She strives for excellence and is continually growing. She is deeply compassionate and mindful of all beings. She is committed to giving to the local community and to the world.” ~ Leah Zaccaria owner of hauteyoga and shefayoga

“I have been drawn to yin yoga for its physical and mindful benefits...Leah brings a natural warmth and grace to her classes that builds such community. She has been such an inspiration with her passion for yin yoga that I have followed in her footsteps to teach others.” ~ Cristina Covert (MD and Yoga Teacher)

"I had the privilege of attending Leah's Yin Yoga training this past spring, and was taken by her ability to skillfully disseminate the teachings of yin yoga in a way that was both thoughtful and comprehensive. She is a natural teacher and leader, and I came away from the training with a new understanding of the body, mind and nervous system...I was impressed by her proficiency in and dedication to the practice, as well as her ability to teach and hold space for those who are both new and seasoned meditators. I feel privileged to know Leah. Her work in the community comes from a deep understanding of what it means to be human, and that understanding is palpable to all of those she encounters. She continues to open herself to curiosity, humility and grace - the essential components that make not only a dedicated student, but also a powerful teacher. 
~ Meghan Cherf Yoga Teacher and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate 

"Leah is one of those people whom you only have to meet once to know there is something special about her." ~ Catherine Sewell

see leah's trainingS & education

PC: Stephen Busken

Leah Adams is a mindful yin yoga instructor and ayurvedic wellness counselor who also incorporates meditation, neuroscience and Chinese Medicine Theory into her practice, helping others reset and heal. She is also Director of Education at Sanctuary Studios, an immersive wellness space. She believes wholeheartedly that opportunities to practice yoga are everywhere, not only on the yoga mat. A cancer survivor with a former career in fashion and advertising, Leah is a lifelong student who now lives and teaches in the Seattle area. 

After fifteen years working in fashion and advertising— for companies including Volkswagen, Evian, Crest, Chanel, Semperviva Yoga, Pyrrha, and A Peace Treaty—Leah started to explore the relationship between yoga and her other creative passions. Yoga resonated with her and became a homecoming; a vehicle for her to return to her body and slow down. She found that she felt lighter, more grounded, and more in tune with what matters most.

Now a certified Yoga Instructor and a NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor with over 3,000 hours of education, Leah consistently continues her study under the guidance of senior teachers and teaches from the belief that we need community in order to thrive and grow.

Leah describes yoga as a "natural and essential component" of her humanity, a practice that is “beautiful and effective because it taps us into our parasympathetic nervous systems and allows us to rest, reset, heal and digest to feel calm and nourished.” She encourages students to find connection to their inner wisdom, healing, creativity and joy. She believes that every choice, every day, in every way, can add restored vitality and mind-body balance into our lives and is dedicated to sharing her love and ever-growing knowledge of practice with others.

about
Leah adams

 “LIVING IN ALIGNMENT WITH NATURE IS THE ULTIMATE FORM OF SELF-CARE.”
~ LEAH

quotes & kind words

"I consider myself lucky to know Leah. She is an honest and grounded teacher, full of wisdom. Perhaps more importantly, she’s dedicated to always learning. This makes her an exceptional teacher. I have witnessed students’ lives transform under Leah’s guidance.
Her wise, approachable, and genuine demeanor make her a unique and invaluable teacher to our community."
~ Alysha Fung Koehler, Founder
& Director of UW Mindfulness Project

"Leah helped me find the strength and courage of healing my inner and outer self...Going through cancer treatment is overwhelming, emotional and
frightening. I also had two young children a husband and lived 3 hours away from where I was being treated in Seattle. Even though I had a huge support system of family, friends and doctors, the gentle poses and words of loving kindness still stay with me.
Even when I thought there was nothing my body could do, Leah would show me
that I was alway capable of something. I have learned and continue to learn so much from Leah. She is one of my greatest gifts!" ~ Stephanie Maiers 

PC: Stephen Busken

YOGA / MINDFULNESS
Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, Mindfulness Teacher Training Certification (ongoing student)
Sarah Powers, Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Certification, Seattle (72 hours 2018)
Tias and Surya Little, Prajna Yoga, Art of Hands on Adjustments, Santa Fe, (2017)
Tias and Surya Little, Prajna Yoga, SATYA Training, Santa Fe, (2017)
Djuana, Prajna Yoga From the Ground Up, Orcas Island (35 hours Oct 2016)
Mangala Shri Bhuti, Awakening the Mind, Softening the Heart (2016 -2017)
Jo Phee, Yin Yoga and Meridian Intensive, Copenhagen (50 hours, 2016)
Tias and Surya Little, Prajna Yoga, Art of Teaching, Santa Fe, (50 hours, 2016)
Sarah Powers, The Nature of Happiness, Silent Retreat, Claverack NY (2016)
Richelle Richard, Yoga for Athletes, Seattle WA (25 hours, 2016)
Bernie Clark, Yin Yoga Certification, Vancouver BC (50 hours, 2015)
UC Greater Good Science Center, Online Mindfulness Training (7 weeks 2015)
Sarah Powers, Yoga Yin and Mindfulness Training, Claverack NY (100 hours, 2014)
Carly Forest/Insight Yoga, Insight Yoga Mentorship Program (2014)
Sarah Powers, Yin Mindfulness Training, Thailand (100 hours, 2013)
Bernie Clark Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Vancouver BC (35 hours, 2012)
Gurmurk Kundalini Intensive, Vancouver BC (5 hours, 2011)
Gurmurk Winter Solstice Practice and Talk, Los Angeles CA (2 hours, 2011)
Seane Corn, The Art of Vinyasa Flow, Vancouver BC (10 hours, 2011)
Janet Stone, Yoga of Conscious Relationships, Vancouver BC (4 hours, 2011)
Max Strom, Spiraling Inward, Vancouver BC (2 hours, 2011)
Dham Kaur, Activate your Awareness, Vancouver BC (8 hours, 2011)
Michael Stone, Yoga for a World Out of Balance, Vancouver BC (9 hours, 2011)
Semperviva Yoga, Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program, Vancouver BC (200 hours, 2011)

AYURVEDA / WELLNESS
Dr Claudia Welch, Ayurvedic Mentorship Program (2016)
Ayurvedic Skincare, Kerala India (2015)
Dr Aparna, Sanskrit/Ayurveda/Cultural Studies Mentorship (2015- present)
Holistic Nutrition Lab, Andrea Nakayama Full Body Systems, Online (2015-2017)
Stephen Brown, East Asian Meridian Energetics Mentorship, Seattle (2014-2017)
San Diego College of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, Online/San Diego (650 hours, 2014-2015)
Brian Utting, Deep Tissue of the Arms and Hands, Seattle WA (4.5 hours, 2014)
Brian Utting, Deep Tissue of the Chest, Diaphragm and Supine Spine, Seattle WA (18 hours, 2014,2016)
Brian Utting, Understanding the Autonomic Nervous System, Seattle WA (18 hours, 2013, 2016)
Brian Utting, Understanding the Somatic Nervous System, Seattle WA (7 hours, 2013)

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