My passion and purpose is guiding women home.
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. You’ll become intimately acquainted with dance and movement, personal and group ritual, life mentoring and sacred circle as paths back home to the embodied, fulfilled and Vividly Woman YOU!
I know the path of transformation well, because I’ve walked it myself. Like so many women, I spent my younger years struggling with body image issues and 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 develop the Vividly Woman program.
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 it?
I was shattered — but also determined to survive and thrive. So I searched for the essence of my womanhood and myself. Through years of sensual, emotional, and intuitive self inquiry, I was able to heal my pain, claim my feminine power, and ultimately birth the Vividly Woman program. Today, I’m blessed to be able to share what I’ve learned with thousands of women, and help them overcome their challenges and blossom both personally and professionally with grace, ease and strength.
As the Creator of Vividly Woman Embodied Leader Tools and Training, I connect with women across the globe through my live presentations, special events, a thriving online community and experiential tools and trainings. I’ve also had the privilege of working internationally with thousands of people as a yoga, Nia, Trancedance, and keynote speaker.
I’m honored to have received the sacred calling of leading women back home to our bodies as a path to greater intimacy with self, others, and — most of all — source and divine spirit. When I’m not traveling and enjoying beautiful people and gorgeous nature deepest spiritual work — or dancing through life with my amazing husband and our red bone coonhound!
For more information about Leela’s new book, Woman’s Way Home: Navigating Your Path to Embodied Power click here.