Lea Helle was first introduced to Yoga shortly after moving to New York in 2009. As a professional dancer, she was looking for a way of moving that would balance her vigorous work on stage.
At first, the concept of not pushing beyond her body’s limits and focusing on the breath felt strange and unfamiliar. Drawn to the impact yoga had on her body and mind, Lea continued practicing (at Om Yoga Center with Cyndi Lee) and found herself falling deeply in love with the practice and its profound impact on her life.
Upon moving to Brooklyn, she started studying and working at Prema Yoga Brooklyn, where she finished her 200-hr Teacher Training in 2013 with Amanda Harding and Lesley Desaulniers. Through the certification she had the opportunity to study with Sharon Salzberg, Kaustubha Das, Raghunath and other esteemed guest teachers. Since then she has been teaching private and corporate clients in Manhattan as well as classes at Shambala Yoga & Dance Center and Prema Yoga Brooklyn, and is now thrilled to be a part of the wonderful team at the Yoga Zentrum Mödling- her first stop after moving to Austria from the States!