Leigh Khoo

Leigh found yoga 13 years ago in a tiny studio in Chinatown. As much as she enjoyed the dance-like flow of postures, it was the meditation practice after the asana sessions that really drew her in. Her first teacher Sunil Dahiya used to ask: “Where are you in your body? Meditate on that.” That set the tone for Leigh’s yoga journey since, and she believes that skilfully sequenced and meditative practices are key to connecting us to our deeper, higher wisdom.

Leigh has been teaching since 2013, and over the years, learned to understand and, more importantly, respect anatomical differences. Because of that, she believes in creating safe spaces that empower practitioners to step into their intuitive wisdom and practise according to their inner alignment — asanas that look right on the outside may not necessarily feel so within. She continues to be influenced by her teacher Emily Kuser, as well as the teachings of Ayurveda and Tantra. She is currently deepening her studies in Tantric hatha yoga with Octavio Salvado, and vinyasa krama with Nitya Mohan, whose father A.G. Mohan is a long-time student of revered Ayurvedic healer and yoga master Tirumalai Krishnamacharya.

Leigh's classes are embodied, intuitive and poetic, and a reflection of her life on and off the mat. She sees life to be the greatest teacher, with every moment serving as an opportunity to connect to our highest self and to live with intention, compassion and integrity.