Welcome to Pure Yoga. My name is Leesa & since 2001 I’ve helped thousands of women over 40 live a more abundant & joyful life through Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Self care, Retreats, Education & Essential Oils … Let’s get to know one another!!
“I like so many things about yoga … It helps me focus, increases my flexibility, helps my balance (mental and physical), allows me to slow down and reduces feelings of stress and anxiety. I enjoy being part of the Pure Yoga community and I love the fact that yoga is non-competitive! Your whole approach is so grounded and, at the same time, so nurturing. I am thankful for this in my life” … Julia, Peakhurst
Yoga originated in India about 5,000 years ago and is so much more than a series of poses that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.
I believe Yoga is a philosophy that engulfs all parts of life & can be spiritual & enlightening, but in reality Yoga is whatever you want it to be!!
Pilates is a total body exercise, developed almost 100 years ago by Joseph Pilates, to rehabilitate injured WW1 soldiers and later, for strength & conditioning of dancers.
Joseph Pilates has famously said … “In 10 sessions you will feel a difference, in 20 sessions you will see a difference and in 30 sessions you will have a whole new body” …
Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, & aware of where you are, what you’re doing, and not being reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around you.
Mindfulness is more than just meditation or a practice you might perform once a day … It’s what is going on both inside & outside of your mind & body.
“Pilates has been a revelation to my physicality … improving core strength and balance and really benefiting my yoga practice. I attribute Pilates to helping me feel strong during pregnancy and bouncing back physically quite quickly after a c section.” … Alison, Peakhurst Heights
Check Out The Latest Articles By Pure Yoga
- Walking 5 Km A Day – Achievable or Not?Walking 5 km a day shouldn’t be too hard … Should it? I simply love walking, and as such, find it easy to walk more than 5km each day but can everyone achieve this milestone? Whilst we all may walk at a different pace, on average it should take about… Read More »Walking 5 Km A Day – Achievable or Not?
- Pilates Exercises For Core StrengthWe all need a strong core and Pilates is a great form of exercise to strengthen it. Strong core muscles make it easier to do most physical activities. And if you are looking for Pilates exercises for core strength, then you have come to the right place!! What Exactly Is… Read More »Pilates Exercises For Core Strength
- The Use Of Magnesium For Better HealthThe use of magnesium in maintaining optimal health is an interesting topic to explore. Because magnesium is such an important mineral for the human body as it participates in over 600 enzymatic reactions, yet despite its importance, huge numbers of people have low magnesium levels. Why Is The Use Of… Read More »The Use Of Magnesium For Better Health
- Should I Add Pilates Workouts To My Training?People often ask me whether they should include Pilates workouts or Yoga in their weekly training routine? And, are they one of the same? … Since I have taught both modalities for over 20 years, I believe I’m in a non bias place to share my opinion. Consequently, my answer… Read More »Should I Add Pilates Workouts To My Training?