City: San Francisco, California
Like Leigh, I've always believed that "how are you?" is a more important question than "what do you do?" I can also relate to it being hard to beat the pressure and compulsion to 'achieve' in a fast-paced New England suburb. I met Leigh early one Sunday morning and stood by in stillness and awe while she moved through a few yoga poses for the shoot. Leigh not only moves through her daily practice with fluidity and intention - she shows up to life as her whole person. Injury forced her to pause and look at her life, and choices, in a whole new light. In her transition from journalism to teaching yoga full-time, she's deep in her journey of self-love. She's also out in the community teaching at various locales in the city including Yoga Tree Potrero and Yoga Mayu. Leigh inspires me with her courage, grace and wisdom.