Colleen Leonardi loves yoga. She experiences so much contentment and joy from the practice, on and off the mat. It’s this daily, ongoing practice of peace that leads her into the classroom to teach. She believes we all have so much to learn from each other as yogis, and aims to assist others in finding their own love of yoga for their own continued sense of well-being and happiness. Her yoga classes are informed by her 20-plus years of experience as a dancer, and she imbues her classes with her continued study of anatomy and somatic practices including Body-Mind Centering and Alexander Technique. She is also devoted to bringing yoga to those who cannot afford to study yoga on their own, and has been teaching Hatha yoga to children in the public schools for the last two years. In all of her classes, she aims to give each and every body the tools needed to be playful yet mindful and grounded yet free in their yoga practice. Many of the teachers with whom she has studied have greatly influenced her teaching, including Rodney Yee, Lisa Clark, Marcia Miller, Linda Oshins, Doug Keller and Tom Myers.
Colleen graduated from the Yoga on High 200-hour Hatha Teacher Training Program in 2010. She is also certified as a Reiki Level 1 practitioner. And she is editor of Edible Columbus, a local foods magazine devoted to celebrating our local and sustainable food culture, season by season. So when she’s not dancing, writing or on her yoga mat, Colleen is cooking, eating and advocating for good food for all.