Leonie Taylor - 500 hour certificate Senior Teacher status (awarded June 2016)


I am passionate about yoga and the positive and transformative effects it can have on pregnancy, birth and beyond. As well as stretching, toning and strengthening the body, yoga encourages us to be present, aware, responsive and better connected; qualities that are invaluable as a parent.


I have been practicing yoga since 1996 and Vajrasati since 2004. It was during my first pregnancy in 2001 that I found a deeper connection with yoga and, inspired by the positive birthing experience helped by adopting yogic philosophy and practises, decided to teach, enrolling on the Vajrasati teacher training in 2006. I hold a full Yoga Alliance 500 hours accredited teacher training certificate. I have since had two more yoga babies.


I am interested in yoga as a holistic form: the relationship between practise on the mat and developing a deeper sense of connection, centre and space beyond. Yoga, in this sense, informs the way I try to lead my life, parent my children and respond to the world; with open awareness, acceptance and non-judgement.


I teach pregnancy, mother and baby, parent and child, and partner yoga sessions, one-to-ones and workshops in Brighton & Hove.


Full 500 hour Vajrasati teachers certificate.

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Beautiful Old Age

It ought to be lovely to be old to be full of the peace that comes of experience and wrinkled ripe fulfilment.

The wrinkled smile of completeness that follows a life lived undaunted and unsoured with accepted lies they would ripen like apples, and be scented like pippins in their old age.

Soothing, old people should be, like apples when one is tired of love. Fragrant like yellowing leaves, and dim with the soft stillness and satisfaction of autumn.

— DH Lawrence