I have always been a relatively athletic person. During my more than 37 years of military service I have experienced a variety of intense workouts, each of which, in the end, bored me or were just too time consuming to keep up with. A colleague of mine suggested hot and warm flow yoga. So, I decided to check it out. I contacted the team and took my first class from Leigh the same day. Needless to say, I was hooked immediately.
The incredible instructors were all attentive, professional, and nonjudgmental. The enhanced balance, flexibility, core strength, and cardio were amazing. These attributes, combined with the hot and warm environment, make this one of the single most effective conditioning efforts I have ever come into contact with. The results are virtually immediate and most importantly, practical in everyday life.
My practice has developed into a passion. As a former helicopter pilot, I found practicing yoga very similar to learning to fly. I learn something new about Yoga and myself with every practice. The mental effort and focus require the same skill set and once I figured that out, my passion for this wonderful art increased. What I like the most is the community. At Lava Yoga, everybody is welcome and there is no pressure to compete or perform, only to focus on your practice. I enjoy teaching, especially something I am passionate about. I am proud to be a part of the remarkable Lava Yoga team.
I completed my 200 hour RYT at Lava Yoga with Natalie Savage and Leigh Granada. I am currently working to receive my 300 hour Evolution of a Teacher, offered at Lava Yoga which is taught by Natalie Savage and will be 500 Hour RYT in spring 2020.