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Leigh Ann Flynn

I first discovered yoga in 2006 shortly after moving to Calgary. Suffering from chronic low back pain, I was looking to find ways to find release while incorporating fitness into my life. So I signed up for a Hatha yoga posture series where I learned the basics of the core Hatha postures. A couple of years later I discovered hot yoga and was truly hooked. In my day job, I work long days in a high paced corporate environment and have found yoga to be the perfect way to find balance in my life. Over the years, yoga has helped me to manage stress more effectively and increased my body awareness.  In 2013, I had a fall resulting in a soft tissue injury to my pelvis. Working with my physiotherapist, I was able to maintain a modified yoga practice and in time recovered from my injury and ultimately eliminated the chronic pain through yoga. After discovering Moksha in 2013, my yoga practice grew into a daily practice. Spending so much time in the hot room, in 2015 I made the decision to take the next step and enroll in the Moksha teacher training in Nicaragua.

I share my passion of yoga with a passion for a fair and sustainable food system. A self proclaimed locavore, when I am not in the studio, you will often find me cultivating in my garden, helping to care for our honey bees, or preserving seasonal foods to carry us through the winter. As a member of the board of directors of Slow Food Calgary, we work in our community to promote the importance of clean, fair food, by making connections between consumers, chefs, and producers of organic sustainable food.

For me, yoga and food are about community and connecting with others, I look forward to connecting with you in the hot room!