Leah Ellenbogen is a 200 hr-RYT certified Forrest Yoga teacher. She discovered this discipline while doing a favor for a stranded friend in California; she gave him a roof over his head (and his piano!) and he gave her yoga classes every night after work. Never one to wait for adventure to come to her, Leah had already explored parts of Europe, South America, India, and most of the United States, but as it turned out, yoga in her living room turned out to be the most transformative experience yet! Forrest Yoga has a tendency to bushwhack right through the status quo of our lives and sheds light on the things we’ve kept in shadow, whether consciously or subconsciously. After just a month of practicing, Leah was much lighter, both physically and spiritually, and free of the lower back and knee pain from previous sports injuries. Within six months she moved out of that house in California and headed out on the road to find her teacher. She trained in Santa Monica with Ana Forrest, the creator, in 2011 and has been loving, living and teaching this form of yoga ever since. As Ana says, we all share a responsibility to “mend the hoop of the people,” a Native American saying that refers to connecting all beings to each other, themselves, and the world. This practice offers a path to Beauty, that you might live in Beauty, and know the Beauty in yourself. Come explore your inner space with Leah, every Monday night!