Sydney Leigh has been practicing yoga since 1997. Training mainly out of Los Angeles at Sacred Movement/Exhale Studio in Venice, California and Yoga Works in Santa Monica since 2002. Her studies vary from Hatha Yoga to Yin Yoga and Yoga Therapy. As her most respected teachers passed were guided under the lineage of Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar.
While in Northern India Sydney was blessed by the opportunity to study with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharma Sala including spending her days studying Chakra Yoga at the Agama Yoga Center.
She is also a Vipassana Meditator under S.N. Goenka’s lineage since 2001 participating in 10 day silent retreats to cultivate deep mindful practices of meditation. Also has had the fortunate opportunity to sit with S.N Goenka before he left his body.
Since 2001 Sydney Leigh has been fortunate enough to sit under Mata Amritanandamayi's Grace and Sacred Teachings of the heart and service. She is otherwise known as Ammachi in retreats and at her Ashram in San Ramon, California.
Sydney teaches Hatha Yoga for opening the body and building strength and Yin Yoga & Meditation for restoration of the Spirit, Mind and Body.
From spending time in the Temples of India to Sacred Sites around the World she is inspired to walk the path of Yoga offering her Music as Love, invoking a clear stream, straight to the heart, that supports others in finding a deeper arrival to their highest embodiment.
Shiva Rea ~ Vinyasa ~ Trance Dance intensive
Max Strom ~ Hatha Yoga
Saul David Raye ~ Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga
Sarah Powers ~ Yin Yoga ~ Vinyasa ~ Bay Area, Ca
Erich Schiffmen ~ Moving Into Stillness ~ Vinyasa
Rod Stryker~ Pantanjali Sutras intensive ~ Los Angeles, Ca
Mirka Kraftsow ~ Yoga Therapy ~ Sebastapol, Ca
Gary Kraftsow - Yoga Therapy - San Francisco
Agama Yoga ~ Dharma Sala, India ~ 60 hr classical yoga with emphasis on the chakra systems