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. While she naturally inclines towards dynamic vinyasa sequences, she also enjoys quiet, meditative practices, which she believes are key to connecting us to our deeper, higher wisdom.

Through her years of teaching, Leigh has learned to understand and, more importantly, respect anatomical differences. She loves inviting practitioners to step into their power and practise according to their inner alignment — asanas that look right on the outside may not necessarily feel so within. She continues to be deeply influenced by her teachers Emily Kuser and Jo Phee, as well as by the philosophies of Tantra, which remind her to see everyday pleasures as doorways into the divine.

Her teaching is embodied, intuitive and poetic, and a reflection of her life on and off the mat. After all, 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 compassion, intention and integrity.