About Leslie

I’m a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and a Certified Yoga Therapist and I’ve been teaching Iyengar Yoga since 2006.

I was first introduced to Yoga as a Modern Dance major at California Institute of the Arts in 1994. In 1998, I began studying Iyengar Yoga in Los Angeles and after just a few classes my scoliosis related back pain was greatly diminished and I fell completely in awe of and in love with Iyengar Yoga.  In 2006, I graduated from the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles three year teacher training program. In 2017, I became a certified Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 

I love teaching yoga to all levels of students and hold a particular affinity to teaching those who find yoga intimidating because of their age or a physical limitation or just not feeling flexible.  I love dispelling these fears of yoga because it truly is a democratic practice meant for all and not just those bendy bodies you see in magazines.  I feel truly blessed to be able to share the path of yoga with my students so that they may gain the benefits of greater strength, mobility, balance, relaxation and inner peace that comes with practicing this awe – inspiring art form.

Contact: leslielowder@gmail.com