Leslie first stepped onto the mat at the age of 13 as a way to connect with her mother who wanted to become more active. She dabbled in hot yoga in 2008 as a form of exercise but found herself intensely drawn to more traditional yoga teachings. The love of yoga was ignited when she realized that focusing on her breathe throughout each asana (posture) allowed her to escape the noise of her chatty mind. Leslie obtained her teaching certification in Cahuita, Costa Rica in 2015
. She has a strong Iyengar influence and places emphasis on the mind-body-breath connection. Mindfulness is a key theme in her classes as Leslie encourages students to explore the way the body feels in each posture, allowing the breath to guide each movement. While working in the corporate world, Leslie believes that yoga is accessible to everyone and encourages students to explore their unique potential through mindfulness, both on and off the mat.