With a reputation in the Bay Area for her intuitive approach, Leigh Ferrara’s unique teaching style is one you won’t find anywhere else. She operates on the belief that transforming your body goes hand in hand with inner work, and she weaves together a powerful practice of physical and emotional healing. Her study of the way trauma impacts our bodies deeply informs her teaching approach. She creates a safe, nurturing, and grounded environment for her students to reach a deeper level of understanding of their bodies, and she invites them to acknowledge and heal impact from the past. She draws on the science of the human body, gifted adjustments, and a skillful eye toward postural alignment to deliver a unique movement experience. Inspired by yoga, Pilates, and other therapeutic modalities, her classes combine subtle exercises and breath work to build a foundation for more ease and joy off the mat. Leigh’s playful spirit brings a lightness to her classes making the deep work balanced and accessible. She credits her mind-body methodology to unique collaborations with Bay Area Pilates professionals and physical therapists, as well as her training in yoga therapeutics and trauma-sensitive yoga. In 2014, Leigh and San Francisco-based Pilates pioneer Caitlin Kolb launched the New R&R, a new modality for healing through the body. As a Lululemon ambassador, she has nothing but gratitude for her on-the-ground community who supports her spirit beyond her wildest dreams.