Leonie is qualified Iyengar Yoga Teacher who has been practising yoga for 17 years and continues her growth as a yoga student and teacher through a
consistent personal practise and working with her senior teachers in Adelaide and Sydney. She is very grateful for the solid and comprehensive Iyengar yoga tradition that has helped her so many people worldwide through its transformative practice. Leonie has a passion for a holistic and healthy lifestyle and she has found yoga has helped her gain more clarity and a better balance in her life.
The Iyengar approach to yoga is based on the traditional teachings of Patanjali and his Yoga sutras, an ancient text written some 2500 years ago. B.K.S Iyengar took a disciplined approach to the subject of yoga, practising up to 15 hours a day to gain very clear insights into yoga effects and benefits. He shared his teachings incessantly till his passing in 2014, a tradition continued by his family. Some of the defining characteristics of Iyengar Yoga are an emphasis on precision and alignment, planned sequencing, timings in the practice and the use of props. This approach has made it possible for people of all ages and physical ability to experience the benefits of a yoga practice.
Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees. BKS Iyengar