About Leela Francis
My body is a sacred temple. Over the years I’ve learned that the way I
feed it can either be a spiritual practice, a matter of practical necessity
or a way to abuse myself. Having dabbled in all 3 , I have been blessed
to discover the sacred art of eating & cleansing as a spiritual practice
and that is where I chose to devote myself.
I am a certified Pure Raw Holistic Nutrition Chef and Cleansing Coach.
My journey with food has been an adventure for sure! Bulimia, weight
loss dieting, emotional eating and overeating, vegetarianism,
cleansing/detoxing diet, raw food diet, semi vegetarianism with periods
of raw and generally just listening to my body and eating when and
what and how much it genuinely craves to feel good, healthy and
conscious! (This last eating style being the most current and most
I have touched and fondled so many ways of relating to food it makes
I grew up in a home where food was the way we gathered and
communicated (sound familiar?). Where heated topics were discussed
at the table, where I zoned out because I couldn’t relate or chose not to, where weight was an obsession and eating always made me feel guilty because of how “fat” I was, or thought I was.
Food was a way to escape, a way to emotionally satisfy hurts and shame, a way to deny and punish myself.
My journey with food is a radically different experience now. Today, I use food to celebrate my life, to affirm my self worth and to connect to the vital beauty and blessings of our amazing planet. My own healing journey with food called me to want to help others on this path.
So in my efforts to become a knowledgeable and trustworthy guide, I have travelled all over the world, learning from some of the most renowned teachers and cleansing at the most revered cleansing institutions.
What I’ve discovered is that while good nutrition is a science, good health is more of an art form that relies on common sense, wise choices and lots of loving support from community, from nature and most importantly, from within.
I am a Yoga, Meditation and Dance Instructor.
Dance, Yoga and Meditation have been my therapies, my sanity, my creative expression and my sensual awakening. Whether on my own or in the company of other travelers on this rich path, these practice have always lead me home.
I’ve Trained in the Following Conscious Dance modalities & Dance styles:
Nia, Trance Dance, Journey Dance, Dancing Freedom, Expressive Arts Therapy, Yoga Trance Dance, Vividance & Belly dance, flamenco, jazz and rhythmic gymnastics.
I have taught Yoga for over twenty years. My style of yoga blends Hatha Flow, Vinyasa and heart expanding asana designed to sensually & spiritually awaken. Take a Yoga Retreat with me in Troncones, Mexico if you crave:
~To discover how to practice yoga in a safe and nourishing way for your body, your mind and your spirit
~To infuse your practice and your life with more peace, positive attitude and ability to relieve stress
~To learn how to age gracefully with more agility and vitality
~To start or enhance clean, healthy living with guidance & support
~To shift from treating your body like a machine to honoring it as a temple
~Replenishing me time away from it all (You deserve it!)
I teach and lead the Classical style of Ananda Meditation
including Hong Sau, a powerful healing mantra that inspires
our awareness of self as one with the Divine. Meditation can be
a creative journey into joy! I love embarking on that journey
with other beings seeking truth and awakening.
Retreats in Paradise
I have been leading retreats in my home town of
Troncones Mexico since 2007. I chose Troncones as
my home in 2006 because of the unspoiled
beauty, the dream like environment, and the eco
consciousness of the people that live here.
Join me for private or group classes & retreats.
Contact me for dates
I have created a healing space where you can leave behind the
stresses and challenges of every day life and come back home
to the wholeness that is your true essence. I can help you
remember that version of yourself, because I’m constantly
navigating my way back there myself. It’s a daily journey of
devotion to the essence of our being as love. We all forget
and lose our way.
That’s where I come in:
I love to help my clients get conscious and step into food as the celebration and vital connection to life that it is. I love to inspire those around me to feel truly fed & nourished in a sacred, reverent and life giving way, not just fed to be physically filled up. I love to turn others on to the joy of feeding ourselves high vibration food that’s all about inner peace, instead of inner war.
If the path home to a healthy, sustainable, spiritually awake relationship to food entices you, let’s get together!
I look forward to creating soul nourishing memories with you!
Read Leela's Book "Woman's Way Home: Navigating Your Path to Embodied Power". This book will help you to midwife your own awakening, break free from the chains of self judgment, release shame and personal suffering and open to your vividly vivacious true Self.