Lets start with my certifications
200 Hrs Prana Yoga
300 Hrs Para Yoga and Level 1 Para Yoga Certified
Yoga Alliance Continuing education provider
500 Hrs Kore Pilates San Diego
500 Hrs Transition Series Polestar Pilates Miami
Instructor of GYROKINESIS
University of Miami Coaching Program
ACC Level Certified with ICF
Journey with Leah Kinsella
I have been on a journey of sorts my entire life. Meet me in Ireland as a young girl and I would have led you to a grassy field to pet my horse. Follow me to America and we would travel around the country with my parents, meeting people and making friends. I started at a young age, across sea and land, and the experiences led me to an internal journey that is as infinite as the sea I crossed as a young girl. The contemplative practices of yoga, meditation and coaching have been a natural addition to my curious traveling spirit. And, my spirit needed stability as I continued to grow. Which is part of the attraction that I had when I started doing yoga in my early 20's and took my first teacher training in my early 30's. Yoga and meditation became the thread that supported and continues to support my emotional and mental well being.
However, like most journeys, as much as I may try to plan, surprises happen along the way. From my personal meditation practice, I have done my best to navigate those surprises with ease.
My practice was put to the test when it was abruptly challenged in 2016. I went through a profound loss that shattered the very fabric of my identity. I started questioning my reason for living. My relationships with my parents, friends, work, and boyfriend all suffered. I suffered. As a result, I lost friends, money, the relationship ended with the boyfriend, my health and body were suffering. I had never experienced real stress or understood trauma until then. The irony was that my life 'itinerary' went in a direction that I was not expecting. And instead of going with the flow, fear took its painful grip on my heart.
I believe because of meditation, I did not had a full blown break down. I had the perspective to get help and heal myself. I picked myself back up, day by day, hour by hour. I never stopped practicing even through the tears.
And today I have empathy. I want to help you love yourself.
When something is dismantled and then put together again, often the reassembled thing is different.
Well, that is how I feel.
I dont sweat the small stuff anymore. I can hear, really hear, what a person is saying. My heart is open.
I hold space with empathy and love.
My life experience is stronger. I have many tools to help you. As I learned myself, the more ways we approach the issue the better. From head on direct questioning, to silence, to yoga, to sound healing, to breathing. The energy will shift. We will do this, and you will rekindle your loving heart.
This type of work will affect your relationships for the better. You will feel more relaxed in yourself. You ill l trust more. You will fill your 'cup' and see life have full.
My internal compass has guided me to study with teachers with the utmost integrity.
My personal practice is what realigns my mind with spirit every day. When I teach, I aspire to be an anchor for you to grow from. I aspire to be a teacher that liberates my students from their own doubt.
Today I meet you and we are friends