About The Teacher
Hi, I'm Leigha. My heart's longing is to share peace in the only way I know how: breath by breath, interaction by interaction. Since yoga helps me to stay grounded, spacious and easy in my being, I feel drawn to share it. I am grateful every day that teaching this ancient practice has put food on my family's table and shelter over my head — a convergence of circumstances I do not take for granted. This site is a way that I am able to pay forward the abundance.
My hope for you is that you feel whole and joyful in as many moments as you possibly can.
Leigha's yoga classes encourage deep body listening. She emphasizes fine-tuning sensory awareness and plugging in to instinctual knowing in an effort to clear the mind, ease the body, and liberate the spirit. Her teachings are steeped in the great spiritual traditions, so many of which inform her personal inquiry and practice.
Leigha has co-created the comprehensive 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training that she and Jacquelyn Nash conduct each year. She has also been building a library of free online classes on YouTube amassing over 2 million views and a community of gracious, supportive students across the globe. She and Corinna Ricard-Farzan co-lead Be Love: Return to Intrinsic Rhythm, a meditation and yoga immersion in Tulum, Mexico. Be Love is a mission to spark and nurture spiritual warriors and selfless servants far and wide.
Little Love Letters | Testimonials
A grounded soul. A poetic head. A playful body. A very wise perspective.... Fresh, full of energy, with an old-school understanding and very rooted in the earth with her head in the sky. -MG
Emotionally gentle, physically challenging. -PB
Magical yoga. -TS
Thank you Leigha! Just love your commentary and your way of explaining, making space and letting go .... takes my yoga to a different level. Love xo -Tina's Raw Alkaline Diet
Leigha, I'm loving all your practices. I used to exercise every other night, but since finding your videos I'm now motivated to fit in at least a 15 minute flow every night. They are challenging. I often fall over, and they always make me laugh. And I feel so much better for it! Thank you :-) -Elizabeth Bowman
What I like about Leigha Butler is that she will push you to the full capacity of your potential and each time you get better and better, stronger and more flexible. If you can't do what she's doing don't worry! In time you will get closer and closer! ... Thank you Leigha for sharing. I watch your videos several times a week and you have taught me how to do so many things that I couldn't do before. -Dawn Cooke
Soft but powerful. -Lee Morgan
The reason I've started using your videos as a guide in my own home practice is because I'm learning to find ease and space during the practice that I hadn't before. Which is what yoga is all about. But as I see it here, it's clicking a bit more. Especially in held poses, as tho there's room to sort of walk around within the body. There's so much space being created and learning to relax within it, so much more graceful and easy room. Hard to describe in words! -Rabbit Bandini
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Hillary Harvey March 07, 2018
Leigha and Corinna are not just knowledgeable yoga teachers, offering access to the practice for a variety of levels; they are yoga guides. During our week in Tulum, they cultivated an experience for our group. I have long loved Leigha's intuitive sequencing and poetic cues, which empower me throughout her classes. And I was pleased to get to know Corinna's deeply intentional, clear and creative teaching style while on retreat with them. Together, they designed daily classes that felt safe, reassuring, and welcoming to each practitioner. I embarked on this adventure craving a badly-needed tropical vacation, but I received so much more. Spending the week with Leigha's and Corinna's beautiful, open spirits, and with everyone who was drawn to the retreat, turned out to be an amazing opportunity to live yoga completely for a week. We ate delicious, clean food, explored Mayan culture and sites, and were actively engaged in the breath-taking Tulum naturescape. The week seemed to take each of us on a private journey while fostering a sense of loving community among kindred souls, even if we were once strangers. I returned home with a stronger understanding of myself and of yoga philosophy, and feeling even more inspired in my life. Be Love offered shifts that were transformational. And it was a ton of tropical vacation, blissed out fun, too!