Leah Broder

I began practicing yoga nearly two decades ago as a much-needed respite from a demanding graduate program at Harvard. I often described how much I loved “being told what to do” for the 75 minutes of a yoga class. Over the years I have come to understand that I was learning to listen during yoga classes – not to the teacher, but to myself. The simple act of listening to my own breath while exploring physical postures quiets the mind and invites a state of inner calm.

I began teaching yoga during the COVID-19 pandemic, receiving my Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher certification at Lotus Yoga Studio with Lauren Farenga. I have built my teaching practice to provide a variety of classes serving people with a range of levels of mobility and experience. My hope is to share yoga widely, making it accessible and fun, guiding students to find the yoga tools that work for them. 

Off the mat, I spend my time designing beautiful, equitable open spaces as a landscape architect, goofing around with my family, taking walks, making drawings, or daydreaming of sunny southern California, where I grew up. Learn more about me at http://www.leahbyoga.com