The Teacher

Leanne teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin yoga and her teaching style is rooted  in  the Astanga or 'Eight- Limbed' yoga philosophy, her own personal practise, yoga scriptures, breathing and meditation techniques.  Whether a dynamic or restful class style Leanne wants you to understand and feel for yourself the spiritual process of unlearning, releasing, trusting and letting go to attain, even if it is just a glimpse, of the natural liberated state within all of us.  Strength, flexibility, a clear controlled mind and a healthy body are all very beneficial side effects of using the body to find Yoga.  Truly yoga goes beyond being a calm state of mind or body, into a state of consciousness, or oneness or pure being.   As your teacher you will find Leanne passionate and enthusiastic to help you on your personal journey, willing to adapt the practise for you and calm and caring in her safe approach.  


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her mission 


Leanne's mission as a teacher has been to find the way to teach  authentic Yoga through today's standardised modern group yoga classes;  To offer a yoga class that remains traditional, but is useful and adaptable to the student.  After studying yoga scriptures and at the same time living in a very different world to the era and culture that produced them she has often come to question her faith in how yoga is now taught and her purpose as a teacher. 


She has often felt torn and confused at how  the word ‘tradition’ seems to suggest obedience, rigidity, blind faith and something set in stone; whereas the natural world we live in and it’s societies are constantly evolving and changing. 


Neither wanting to be generic and wishy- washy nor strict and rigid in her teaching, she has developed a style that focusses on the core hatha yoga techniques ( which are not fancy poses at all)  and the traditional 'Ashtanga Yoga' eight- limbed philosophy ( a methodical approach to the steps of yoga) which she transmits in a caring, encouraging and approachable way.  She uses the Ashtanga Vinyasa system and a looser Hatha yoga style currently, allowing freedom for adapting and altering the practise to better suit the varying goals,  needs and limitations of each student.

She says that the modern yoga scene and it’s teachers aka representatives and guides must remain true to the yoga philosophy and welcome all without prejudice, and offering a safe learning environment where students may learn about themselves through their bodies and hopefully learn the fundamental techniques and tools which will  guide them ever onwards, or  ‘upwards’ along the yoga path if they wish to take it.

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Try a free consultation with Leanne, or discuss areas of your existing yoga journey that need more focus and attention... 

Yoga should not be a luxury and should be available to all of those who want a healthier body, a calmer mind and a more enjoyable life.  If you are new to Yoga know that it may not be what you think it is... it has come to be many things here in the West.  Know that if you can breathe you can practise yoga! There is a vast myriad of yoga teachings and techniques and far more benefits and applications than you can imagine!  Yoga can help a bad back, relieve stress or insomnia or breathing conditions, it can also increase the mobility, strength or flexibility of the body, removing daily aches and fatigue, yoga can be done sitting, standing, in a chair, it can be dynamic or still, in fact the stiller we become the better for yoga! 


For those with an existing practise Leanne is happy to help and share knowledge 1-2-1 as this way she can be more effective and relevant to you! Technical advice and philosophical thinking is better handled outside of the flow.  Maybe there is a pose or transition you would like to unlock or understand better, maybe you would like to remodel or adapt your practise to fit your personal needs. 

Why not contact Leanne for an informal initial consultation or session Online or in person in Plymouth?

30min  £20

1hour £40

*Leanne offers reduced rates for block bookings or those who have reduced income

*Rate does not include space to rent

*Session can take place virtually or at your home, workplace or outdoors

email info@leannenatkaniecyoga.com

call/msn/ whatsapp 07772347816 (UK +44) 


शरी-आदि-नाथाय नमो|अस्तु तस्मै
येनोपदिष्ह्टा हठ-योग-विद्या |
विभ्राजते परोन्नत-राज-योगम

'Salutations to Shiva who taught the science of Hatha Yoga.  It is the aspirants stairway that shines forth unto the lofty peaks of Raja Yoga''

- Hathapradipika 1.1