My passion and purpose is guiding you home; body, self and soul.
I help you rediscover the power, wisdom and joy in your own body as a source of deep personal healing and restorative transformation – giving you the tools you need to thrive and grow, and to live each year more radiantly than the last!
I know the path of transformation well, because I’ve walked it myself. I spent my younger years struggling with body image issues and dysfunctional eating, striving for a “perfection” that didn’t actually exist. My self-esteem was tied up in my appearance and how I thought other people saw me. But two major life experiences helped me to change my perspective, and, eventually, to devote myself to helping others “come home”.
The first change happened when I was 16. With no warning, I suddenly, shockingly, lost my father. I turned to dance to deal with my grief, and the experience was profoundly powerful. Dance and movement helped mend my broken heart and soul, and I have remained in awe of their amazing healing powers ever since. I went on to become an internationally acclaimed explorative dance & movement facilitator, and continue to share the incredibly transformational gift of dance with people all over the world.
Still coping with the loss of my father at such a young age, my world was rocked again a few years later when I was diagnosed with infertility. I felt betrayed by my own body. How could I feel complete as a woman if I was unable to fulfill what I thought was my destiny: childbirth and motherhood? And if that was truly not my destiny, what was?
I was shattered — but also determined to survive and thrive. So I searched for my embodied power through years of sensual, emotional, and intuitive self inquiry and training. I became devoted to helping others and VividExistence was born, and later Vividly Woman, as paths for men and women to find their way home.
I’ve had the privilege of working internationally with thousands of people as a group facilitator, embodiment mentor, teacher of yoga, Nia, Trancedance, Dancing Freedom and keynote speaker. My passion for embodied power has now expanded into the arena of conscious eating as spiritual practice and aging with grace and radiance. Leading detox retreats and detox coaching is my next adventure that complements my devoted service for awakening on all levels.
I’m honored to have received the sacred calling of leading men & women back home to our bodies as a path to greater intimacy, vitality and life fulfillment. When I’m not traveling and enjoying beautiful people and gorgeous nature— I’m dancing through life with my amazing husband and our red bone coonhound in Mexico or Washington State!
Check out Leela’s new book, Woman’s Way Home: Navigating Your Path to Embodied Power