Lesa Klein, 500RYT,
ELDOA I & II
Lesa’s earliest encounter with yoga was watching Lilias, Yoga and You on PBS as a young girl. She continued throughout her young adult life to practice at home with VCR tapes. In 1995, while pregnant with her youngest son, she attended her first ‘real class’ in Webster Groves, MO. She continued to take classes on and off, and finally found her teacher, Mary Haynes. Mary’s background in Ashtanga and Hatha yoga gently guided her into proper alignment and strengthening.
Lesa knew she wanted to deepen her practice of the asanas and the mind body connection. She enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Source in St. Louis, graduating in 2016. The coursework was deeply rich in tradition and philosophy. Her teacher, Angie Campbell came to yoga with a resplendent background in dance, Anusara Yoga, and somatic science.
After teaching for several years, she recently completed her 500 teaching RYT with DragonFly Yoga in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Forever a student, Lesa continuously attends workshops, to grow and share her experiences with her students. After working as an optometrist for 30 years, Lesa is delighted to bring her yoga practice to 30A. Her approach to class is gentle, honest and fun loving, with a deep respect for the yoga sutras. Her alignment cues will empower you to 'go deeper' into your asanas, and strengthen your mind body experience. Being mindful that we are all on this journey together, she is as much a student as she is a teacher.