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Leanne Yardley

Leanne Yardley Yoga Teacher

Hi team, I’m Leanne.

I am a Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher with a wealth of experience training clients and guiding students of differing ages, backgrounds and abilities.

My background in sport includes netball, volleyball, touch rugby, surf lifesaving and a touch of Functional Fitness. My philosophy is ‘healthy body, healthy mind’, and having fun in the process

I have been in the fitness industry for almost a decade where I have focused on working with people to manage their weight, gain muscle, find confidence and create a better holistic environment for themselves.

I started started practicing yoga around 2 years ago and fell in love with the practice. I noticed the difference in the way my body felt when I moved…my posture improved, I became stronger, more mobile and more focused. The pranayama (breath work practice) helped me to control my movements no matter what style of training I was doing and I learned how to breathe through ‘the burn’. Yoga inspires totally conscious movement aligning your body, mind and spirit.

I am a qualified yoga teacher having completed 200 hours of teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa yoga and I feel huge joy sharing this knowledge and guiding students through classes to help them to feel stronger, more mobile, empowered and their best selves.

Why Yoga for Functional Fitness Athletes?

Once you start regularly practicing yoga you will notice a positive difference in the way your body feels when you train. Yoga inspires totally conscious movement. Some of these benefits can include:
-improved joint biomechanics
-improved strength, endurance and flexibility
-better breath function – increased VO2 Max
-conserved energy through learning to breathe through the burn
-better balance and coordination
-enhanced body awareness (kinesthesia)
-improved mental focus and control
-reduced stress, anxiety
-improved self esteem
-elevated mood
-reduced potential for injury and overuse
-enhanced recovery
-strengthened core stabilizing muscles
-improved posture
-better lymph drainage
-boosted immunity

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