Leslie helps people of all ages and stages connect with themselves and feel more at home in their bodies. Clients say she is knowledgeable and has a purposeful kindness and sense of compassion that allows them to dig into what isn’t working while feeling safe and understood.
An internationally certified yoga therapist, Leslie draws on fitness and rehab exercises as well as yoga postures to meet the diverse needs of her clients. She supports people with medical conditions, injuries, persistent pain, high-stress levels, and the lingering effects of trauma. She has specialized training to help people improve core and pelvic floor function and is qualified to work with pre and postnatal people.
A recent transplant to Arlington, Leslie frequently lives overseas and loves working with people of all backgrounds. She expends a lot of energy on a new hobby - triathlons! When she isn’t swimming, biking, and running, she reads and spends time with friends and family.

This has been one of the best experiences in my 25 years as a client at the Teal Center!  In the past, other yoga classes and physical therapy have sometimes caused injuries to my neck, back and joints.  Leslie’s gentle yoga therapy, however, always has positive results.  I feel good afterward and particularly appreciate the exercises/stretches she gives me to perform on my own.  Her teaching method is highly individualized and never pushes me through pain to achieve some notion of perfection.  She is incredibly thoughtful and knowledgeable; her instruction is clear and includes an infinite variety of adjustments.  I have been able to pursue many of my activities, including running, weight lifting, pilates and even playing piano, with increasing ease thanks to Leslie.

- AK