IN THE 1990s, Lesa discovered two very deep, and life-changing, loves. The first was with her infant son, Jake (now 24), and the other was with yoga. Both motherhood and a dedicated, ongoing yoga practice turned out to be transformative for her.
Combining her strong roots in the Iyengar tradition, and early training in yoga therapy, she brings to her teaching an expansive knowledge of yoga therapeutics as well as a deep appreciation of detailed movement and physical alignment. Lesa builds on her inventive problem solving skills, along with her special attention to form and function taken from her prior career as an architect in California and Manhattan.
Lesa is certified both as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT), and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT). She is also acknowledged as an expert in several categories of yoga teaching through the Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Providers (YACEP). She opened the original Amba Yoga Center of Smithtown in January 2001.
Lesa's teaching philosophy is simple: patiently address each student at their own level, so that they can learn each pose in a manner and at a pace which offers them maximum benefit.
Outside of Amba you can take classes with her LIVE online or by subscription on Yoga International. More Information here.