Leon teaches Classic yoga, this encompasses postures, breathwork, relaxation and meditation.
These Hatha Yoga classes encompass the 8 limbs of Yoga and are suitable for all students.
Leon Deith is one of the Centre Directors, has been practising yoga and meditation for over 30 years. He teaches Yoga classes, Meditation and life coaching and shares Satsang and Meditation at the Centre.
Leon is a Life Coach utilising the System of Soulwork , 'The Work' , Enneagrams and Non Violent communication to enable you to reach your goals and ambitions in life. Soul Work is derived from Hawaiian Huna and system coaching as taught by Martyn Carruthers. 'The Work' is the process of Self enquiry from Byron Katie.
I came into Yoga in the Mid 80s learning Transcendental Meditation, which ignited my interest in Eastern Philosophy. In 1986 I embarked on my first trip to India and started to learn about the great Indian Saints, discovering Ramana Maharishi through the books of Paul Brunton. Another book I read during that time was the Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, this book was to lay the foundation for my interest in Kriya Yoga and has been my daily Sadhana since 2007.
We offer the 11 month Kriya Preparation course at the centre taking students each November to Ananda Assisi to receive their Kriya. As well as Kriya Yoga I am an ardent student of Advaita Vedanta, and run weekly Living Consciously groups.
Also leading 4 retreats a year , 2 to India ( Rishikesh and Kerala) and 2 to Ananda Assisi in Italy
I first trained and worked as a professional actress and dancer. The main focus of my working-life was physical theatre. For me the highlight was working for the internationally acclaimed Song of the Goat Theatre Company in Poland.
I am a Relate-trained Couple and Young People’s Counsellor. As well as working for many years for Relate, I also ran the counselling service for staff and students at Reigate College. Most rewarding, was the time that I spent as an advocacy and support worker for Witness against Abuse, as part of an astounding team, supporting people who had been abused by health and social care workers.
Training as a yoga teacher felt like a natural progression and opportunity to integrate my previous fields of work. I love flowing sequences and exploring the momentum and impulse behind the movement. I am also a believer in the healing properties of yoga on a physical and psychological level. I am passionate about exploring and incorporating elements of therapeutic work in my yoga practice.
I have been practicing yoga for 10 years on and off and intensely for the last three years.
The benefits of Ashtanga Vinyasa are endless. With an emphasis of breath with movement the body is able to create an internal heat. The asanas in the practice realign the body correcting the muscular skeletal system. The dynamic practice builds strength and flexibility. Internal organs are detoxified, hormones balanced and the nervous system strengthened. These physical benefits combined with the mental discipline involved in Ashtanga Vinyasa will ultimately lead to a sense of wellbeing.