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Ana Leroy

Ana Leroy

Ana has taught yoga since 2006.  In 2007, she embarked on a rigorous training certification with renowned yoga teacher Dona Holleman, a commitment that has taken her back to Italy once a year since 2007.  For Ana, teaching yoga is more than knowing the basics of yoga postures: she tries to apply the core principles of yoga outside of the mat.  Ana is a dual citizen from the United States and Mexico.  She has taught at several yoga studios in Washington, DC, Portland, OR and Mexico City.  She works as a part-time trade consultant with the International Trade Group at White & Case LLP.  After residing several years in the United States, she now lives in Mexico City with her husband and two children.  She is working towards establishing her own yoga studio in 2016.

Ana’s classes include a balanced practice that focuses on a particular theme (e.g., forward bending, back bending, leg stretches, seated postures, etc.) that always prepare the body for the posture that follows.  Ana adapts her sequencing to the class level, which may or may not involve intermediate/advanced postures.  She strongly encourages students to use intent and visualization rather than excessive muscular effort to practice. When working with beginners, Ana “breaks down” the postures to allow students to find proper alignment, develop confidence, create a solid imprint of the posture in their bodies, and prevent injury, enabling them to prepare for a more intermediate practice.