Lets start with my certifications
- University of Miami Coaching Program
- ACC Level Certified with ICF
- 300 Hrs Para Yoga and Level 1 Para Yoga
- Para Yoga Nidra
- Shri Vidya Tantra Meditation
- Yoga Alliance continuing education provider
- 500 Hrs Kore Pilates San Diego
- 500 Hrs Transition Series Polestar Pilates Miami
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.
Things Fall Apart
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.
A Metamorphosis occurs
Today I have empathy. I want to help you love yourself. I understand how deep our struggle can take us and the kindness it requires to break free.
When something is dismantled and then put together again, often the reassembled thing is different.
Well, that is how I feel.
My heart is open.
I hold space with empathy and love. I value myself more.
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.
To be Reborn Anew
This type of work will affect you to your core. Because its about you trusting yourself. You will feel more relaxed in yourself. You perspective will shift from what you thought you needed to whats possible. You will fill your 'cup' and see life as half 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, as I have since 2009, 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