Leslie Clark has been practicing yoga for nine years and teaching for three. She took her first yoga class because she thought ‘Hey, why not?’ and has been in love ever since. Last year she completed the 500HR through YogaWorks under her mentor Jeanmarie Paolillo where she has also had the pleasure of studying with Julie Klienman, Jenny Aurthur, Sarah Bell, and Alan Finger. Leslie adores guiding her students deeper into their practices by creating a class environment filled with humor, safety, challenge and compassion. Her class is full of creative sequencing, breath-centered asana and detailed alignment. Leslie is also a professional dancer here in NYC and is a member of the Kate Weare Company. She is thrilled to be teaching at Jaya with such wonderful teachers and students.