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.


One day you finally knew
What you had to do, and began,
Though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice -

though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
‘Mend my life!’
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,

— Mary Oliver