Leesann has been interested in the healing potential of the mind-body connection since she was very young. In her undergraduate studies at Sonoma State University, she obtained a dual major in Dance and Theatre, graduating with Honors. She also attended the acclaimed Naropa Institute, in Boulder, Colorado, where she studied Dance Therapy and Meditative Movement.
Leesann teaches various forms of Yoga and Meditation. She is a student of Paul Grilley, founder of Yin Yoga, and Sarah Powers, founder of Insight Yoga. Leesann holds certifications from Hala Khouri and Kyra Hagaland of Trauma Informed Yoga, as well as Jill Ippolito of Uprising Yoga, to teach trauma informed yoga. Leesann is a Reiki Practitioner, and the owner and founder of Ahvana Blue Yoga: Finding your North Star. She is a member of USA Yoga, and holds the 1st place title for the Women Over-50 Division for 2013 and 2014. She placed 3rd nationally in the same division for 2014.
Leesann is passionate about the interconnection between body, mind, and heart. Leesann loves being a mom, dance, practicing yoga, and being in nature. She is dedicated to researching the neuroplasticity of the brain and its effects on the science of aging gracefully, with vibrant health.