Leanna delights in sharing the transformative practice of meditation with others. Her heartfelt desire is to create a container that allows practitioners to be held just as they are, right where they are, so the practice can come alive for each individual in their own particular way. The inspiration for her meditations comes from real-life experiences and observations that reflect the teachings she studies wholeheartedly. Leanna weaves poetry, Buddhism and self-compassion into her shamatha (peaceful abiding) instructions. She is a certified meditation instructor through the 300-hour Dakini Teacher Training program in Austin, Texas and is a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher-in-training through the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Leanna lives in Austin with her three daughters who remind her that being present is the best gift. When she is not guiding meditation, Leanna loves hiking, cooking, reading, resting and windmills!