LL Yoga Superstar

The diary of Leslie Lewis, professional yogi on the run in NYC
Mia’s response to me telling her we had to get up this morning to go teach yoga. And yes, that is her tiny tongue sticking out.

Mia’s response to me telling her we had to get up this morning to go teach yoga. And yes, that is her tiny tongue sticking out.

Gate Pose, aka Parighasana, is a fantastic side stretch. It opens the shoulders, hamstrings, spine and torso while stimulating the abdominal organs and lungs. We will be exploring this pose and many others in my classes this weekend @sanghayogashala listed below. See you there!
Friday 2pm - Power Hour Vinyasa
Saturday 11am - Core Vinyasa
Sunday 5pm - Vinyasa

Gate Pose, aka Parighasana, is a fantastic side stretch. It opens the shoulders, hamstrings, spine and torso while stimulating the abdominal organs and lungs. We will be exploring this pose and many others in my classes this weekend @sanghayogashala listed below. See you there!
Friday 2pm - Power Hour Vinyasa
Saturday 11am - Core Vinyasa
Sunday 5pm - Vinyasa

Just popping by my favorite place, aka Dunwell Doughnuts, for a snack between yoga classes. Since I’m teaching 4 classes today, that means I need to get 4 doughnuts, right? 🐷🍩

Just popping by my favorite place, aka Dunwell Doughnuts, for a snack between yoga classes. Since I’m teaching 4 classes today, that means I need to get 4 doughnuts, right? 🐷🍩

Sick of the cold? Can’t stop eating Easter candy? Had too much food and/or family this Passover? Fret not because I’m teaching 3 times and in both BK and Manhattan tomorrow! Reset your body and mind to healthy and happy with me and yoga. ☺️ Thursday - 6:30am & 6:30pm at Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg Thursday - 9am at Karen Lord Pilates Movement in Tribeca

Sick of the cold? Can’t stop eating Easter candy? Had too much food and/or family this Passover? Fret not because I’m teaching 3 times and in both BK and Manhattan tomorrow! Reset your body and mind to healthy and happy with me and yoga. ☺️
Thursday - 6:30am & 6:30pm at Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg
Thursday - 9am at Karen Lord Pilates Movement in Tribeca

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Does the full moon have you feeling crazy? Then throw on your yoga clothes, grab a coffee from Oslo and head to Sangha Yoga Shala for either my 2pm Core Vinyasa or 7:30pm Vinyasa classes. I’ll get your body looking mean and your head feeling serene. 😉

Does the full moon have you feeling crazy? Then throw on your yoga clothes, grab a coffee from Oslo and head to Sangha Yoga Shala for either my 2pm Core Vinyasa or 7:30pm Vinyasa classes. I’ll get your body looking mean and your head feeling serene. 😉

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Not only is bikini season nearing but crop tops are in for spring. Time to get your core in shape! One great way to do that, as well as strengthen your forearms, chest and shoulders, is via Dolphin Push Ups. Starting in Dolphin Pose, inhale bringing your head to hover over your fingers, then exhale back to Dolphin. Make sure to keep your elbows in line with your shoulders and your navel at your spine. We’ll be getting crop top ready tonight in my 7pm Vinyasa class at Karen Lord Pilates Movement as well as banishing any Monday blues. Hope to see you there!

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Yay for yoga in the spring! Come get strong, happy and balanced with me today at either or both of my Vinyasa classes listed below:  12pm at Karen Lord Pilates Movement in TriBeCa  5pm at Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg  Hope to see you there!

Yay for yoga in the spring! Come get strong, happy and balanced with me today at either or both of my Vinyasa classes listed below:
12pm at Karen Lord Pilates Movement in TriBeCa
5pm at Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg
Hope to see you there!

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Had to snap a post class pic of one of my most loyal students, @karenstarc, who comes to almost all of my classes and is still coming even now at 9 months pregnant and 1 day past her due date! What a rockstar!

Had to snap a post class pic of one of my most loyal students, @karenstarc, who comes to almost all of my classes and is still coming even now at 9 months pregnant and 1 day past her due date! What a rockstar!

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Chaturanga Dandasana, aka Four-Limbed Staff Pose, is one of the most commonly practiced yoga poses and yet still very challenging. Performed on an exhale before inhaling into an Updog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) Chaturanga strengthens the arms and wrists as well as the abs. Remember to bend your elbows straight back and not out to the side. Expect to practice your Chaturanga as well as lots other strengthening and lengthening poses today and this weekend in my classes at Sangha Yoga Shala listed below: Friday 2pm - Power Hour Vinyasa Saturday 11am - Core Vinyasa Sunday 5pm - Vinyasa  Hope to see you there!

Chaturanga Dandasana, aka Four-Limbed Staff Pose, is one of the most commonly practiced yoga poses and yet still very challenging. Performed on an exhale before inhaling into an Updog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) Chaturanga strengthens the arms and wrists as well as the abs. Remember to bend your elbows straight back and not out to the side. Expect to practice your Chaturanga as well as lots other strengthening and lengthening poses today and this weekend in my classes at Sangha Yoga Shala listed below:
Friday 2pm - Power Hour Vinyasa
Saturday 11am - Core Vinyasa
Sunday 5pm - Vinyasa
Hope to see you there!

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Alana took this silly pic of me during my 6:30am class at Sangha Yoga Shala. Don’t worry if you missed out on the fun because I’ll be back there to teach the 6:30pm Power Hour Vinyasa. See you soon!

Alana took this silly pic of me during my 6:30am class at Sangha Yoga Shala. Don’t worry if you missed out on the fun because I’ll be back there to teach the 6:30pm Power Hour Vinyasa. See you soon!

If you were born without wings, do nothing to prevent them from growing.

—Coco Chanel

I adore Half Moon Pose, aka Ardha Chandrasana. It uses the entire body, opening and strengthening the legs, core, chest and shoulders. Half Moon improves coordination, sense of balance and can help relieve sciatica as well. We will be working on our Half Moons today in both my classes at Sangha Yoga Shala listed below. See you soon! 2pm - Core Vinyasa 7:30pm - Vinyasa

I adore Half Moon Pose, aka Ardha Chandrasana. It uses the entire body, opening and strengthening the legs, core, chest and shoulders. Half Moon improves coordination, sense of balance and can help relieve sciatica as well. We will be working on our Half Moons today in both my classes at Sangha Yoga Shala listed below. See you soon!
2pm - Core Vinyasa
7:30pm - Vinyasa

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The work week has begun and it’s time to get busy! Join me at 7pm at Karen Lord Pilates Movement for Vinyasa and erase any lingering Monday blues from your mind, while defining your body for the upcoming summer. Hope to see you there!

The work week has begun and it’s time to get busy! Join me at 7pm at Karen Lord Pilates Movement for Vinyasa and erase any lingering Monday blues from your mind, while defining your body for the upcoming summer. Hope to see you there!

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Being that it’s Monday, it’s important that I start my week off in a healthy manner. 🍩🐷😉

Being that it’s Monday, it’s important that I start my week off in a healthy manner. 🍩🐷😉

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Come get zen with me today on both sides of the Williamsburg Bridge. Start your day with me at Karen Lord Pilates Movement in TriBeCa at noon or end your day in Williamsburg at Sangha Yoga Shala at 5pm. No matter which you choose you’re guaranteed to leave class feeling calmer and ready to start your upcoming work week with a smile. See you soon!

Come get zen with me today on both sides of the Williamsburg Bridge. Start your day with me at Karen Lord Pilates Movement in TriBeCa at noon or end your day in Williamsburg at Sangha Yoga Shala at 5pm. No matter which you choose you’re guaranteed to leave class feeling calmer and ready to start your upcoming work week with a smile. See you soon!

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