About Leia


Leia at the Wudang Temple

For me it is all about finding a balance in a world that has lost its equilibrium.

As a child I loved to exercise. I was a competitive figure skater. I swam, taught swimming, danced and walked a LOT. You would think that with all of that movement I would burn through any excess emotion…. Sadly I inherited a very emotional monthly cycle from my Mother. She used to say that she only had one good week in a month and for many years, I thought that would always be my fate as well.

This hormonal imbalance that the women in my family suffer from, is what fueled the passion to seek and restore balance in my life.

I kept trying to outrun my emotions, to exorcise them. Finally, at the age of 37 my body gave up, I broke it. Tremendous pain invaded my being and I no longer could get so emotional without it hurting too much.

I started small. My first firm decision on the road to transformation was quitting coffee. Even that small gesture had a deep effect in keeping me calm.

I continued to reach deeper.

In 2006 I discovered Tai Chi and suddenly years of pain and resentment began to fade. I started with the traditional 64 Yang style movement form. I practiced with a teacher three times a week and at home, every second day to start.

As I watched the knots in my body and in my mind unravel I realized this was a tool that could help thousands of people. I saw how quickly I released things I held onto for many years. I wanted to see if I can learn this practice so deeply that I can teach the people around me how to do this for themselves. I knew that learning this practice would make a world of difference in the lives of my children.

They benefited right away and would forever have this tool in their toolbox as they moved on with their lives and away from my protection. I moved my family to a Chinese Kung Fu school in Wudang China. We spent two years there training, homeschooling and sharing memorable moments with the foreigners and the Chinese who trained side by side with us. It gave me the tools I needed to finally heal and truly transform into a healthy happy version of myself.

I freed myself from my pain and I found balance through movement especially but not only from Tai Chi, and Qigong.In 2017 I graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where I learned how foods affect our bodies and our emotions. I learned to cut out foods that could be considered healthy but were triggers for my difficult emotional states and from there I found the final piece to the puzzle to living in a peaceful emotionally balanced state... most of the time.

Overall, China was life-changing

In China, I learned that when things aren't feeling right if I practice Tai Chi then everything settles back into place. I learned to work and communicate with people from every possible walk of life and background. I understood the benefits of collaboration.

I was born a teacher

I taught figure skating in my twenties, and scuba diving in my 30s, and now in my 40s I am teaching people how to find their balance. Everyoneā€™s balance is different and each person knows intuitively what balance means for them.

You will benefit from my courses most if you are ready to:

  • free yourself from chronic tension
  • release the endless, pointless chatter from your mind
  • create flow for new challenges and ventures
  • let go of distractions and embrace your passions
  • gain control over your moods and rein in your anger
  • lose weight and restore suppleness to your body
  • gain strength, flexibility, and balance

I will be your biggest ally and support you in bringing balance into your life. It is never too late to be the best version of you. Letā€™s be open to the future being the best version it can be. That is what I am doing and I am thrilled to share it with you.

Private Online Lessons with Leia

If you are looking for a real connection and one on one attention this option is for you. In the private lessons, Leia will be focused only on you and your specific challenges. She will guide you in practicing the best movements to alleviate your specific energy blockages

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Personalized Longevity Coaching

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Are you ready to take control of your health and well-being? Imagine having the knowledge, guidance, and support to make informed decisions about your health and wellness.Ā That's whereĀ longevity Health Coaching comes in ā€“ a transformative journey towards a happier you.Ā 

Leia will work with you in developing aĀ longevity regime. She will create a physical recovery or strength building plan that works for you.

Working together on your goal setting helps you to create a path that takes you towards your goals in a healthy and balanced way. Creating challenges that meet your level of commitment and dedication is key to achieving success. Leia helps you recognize the elements of the plan that might need to be altered in order for you to achieve the best results with the flow.

Available for monthly instalments and a special family plan where each member receives their private sessions on a different day.

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