LESHA NELSON was born and raised in Salt Lake City and resides in the Millcreek Area. She attended the University of Utah for her undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science and Health and for her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy. Lesha has Occupational Therapy experience in the field of Pediatrics. She received her Certification in Craniosacral Therapy in 2014 and has a private Craniosacral Therapy practice, Synergy Wellness. Lesha started practicing Kalari three years ago and was immediately addicted. She traveled to India to practice Kalari in 2013 and in 2014 gladly took the first Kalari Movement Teacher Training to better understand the practice and to help spread the joy of Kalari. She enjoys spending her free time mountain biking, skiing, practicing yoga and Kalari, and hanging out with her husband and her dog.
What has surprised you most about working at We Are Yoga?
The close-nit community of teachers and students.
What is your yoga teaching philosophy?
Connect thoughts to body, calm the nervous system and notice your breath.
What you aren’t working, what do you like to do?
Be outside riding my mountain bike, hiking with my dog or skiing.
What event had the most influence on you?
I got really sick after traveling home from India. It taught me life is short so we better live it the way we imagine and want it.