Leigh Sloss is a Certified Yoga Therapist who empowers you to move mindfully and joyfully through life. She offers group and individual yoga therapy sessions to children and adolescents (ages 8-19), adults, and seniors, and is a widely sought after Yoga Nidra instructor on the Seacoast. With over 25 years of experience, including a Master's in Education, Leigh uses yoga and mindfulness to build confidence, improve relationships, increase concentration, and help you realize your greatest potential. In her group and individual sessions, Leigh emphasizes practices that get you out of your head and into your body. These are powerful tools and skills that you can use in everyday life to promote self-awareness, self-compassion, a sense of ease, and resilience.
Leigh's mission is to make yoga accessible and doable for ALL. She deeply values inclusion, connection, and belonging for people of all ages, abilities, fitness levels, body types, races, ethnicities, faiths or secular orientations, gender identities, languages, and socioeconomic status. Connection, community, and compassion for others are at the very heart of Leigh’s work. Please ask her about her sliding scale.
Leigh's Vision - Yoga in Schools
With depression and anxiety rates among youth and adults on the rise, Leigh's vision is to bring social, emotional, and mindfulness learning into schools as a unifying link between academics, health, and community. Leigh currently serves on the Social Emotional Learning Committee for SAU16, her local school district. As a former educator, Leigh witnessed firsthand the need for children to feel safe and at ease before they could learn. Having found the teachings of yoga so profound in her own life, Leigh felt compelled to share these newfound skills with young people. Leigh understands that learning basic self-care and having tools in your back pocket to apply in any situation are must-haves in today's busy and stressful world. These tools can help you to calm down, pause, notice, and respond. These are essential life skills. Empowering young people to tune into themselves teaches them to do the same for others. This is how we create change in the world.
Trainings & Credentials
Master's in Multicultural Education, San Francisco State University
Bachelor's Degree in History and French, Bowdoin College
Certified Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT, International Association of Yoga Therapy
The YogaLife Institute NH, Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Training
Yoga Alliance Certified, Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT-500, The YogaLife Institute NH
Certified Children's Yoga Teacher, Childlight Education Company, CYT-95 (Yoga for Schools, Tweens & Teens, Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs, Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness)
AmeriCorps* VISTA Volunteer - SFSU America Reads Program
Mindfulness Certificate for Treating Kids & Teens, Christopher Willard, Psy,D.
Embodied Awareness: The Science of Well-Being: Yoga & Neuroscience, Bo Forbes, Psy,D.
Yoga for Anxiety/Depression & The Food-Mood Solution, Amy Weintraub
Subtle Yoga Training: The Science of Slow, Yoga and Neuroscience Connection, and
The Subtle Yoga Revolution Teacher Training, Kristine Weber.
Yoga Nidra Training, Richard Miller, Molly Birkholm, Kamini Desai, Jennifer Reis
Yoga for the Creative Soul, Erin Byron
Total Somatics, Heidi Hadley
Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping
Essential Oil fundamentals training
Reiki Training Level One
Nutrition, Health & Wellness Training, Weston Price Foundation
Ayurvedic Nutrition and Wellness, Sophia Mamourri
Social Emotional Learning Committee, SAU 16
Signs of Suicide Training (SOS), Connor's Climb Foundation
The Youth Summit, Dartmouth Hitchcock