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The last thing Leigh McCarthy wants is for anyone who visits her studio to feel uncomfortable, so she rids the air of pretension right away. "I am not the picture of perfect physical fitness, nor can I form my body into a pretzel," she writes in her bio. She understands that everyone comes to yoga for a different reason, perhaps to stay in shape, maybe to improve posture, or possibly even to fulfill a dream of being Stretch Armstrong for Halloween. Leigh began practicing to help manage her anxiety and chronic back pain, but it was the peace of mind she discovered that led her to continue.
This understanding that yoga is a journey infuses Leigh's instruction. She takes a patient approach with all students, encouraging them to develop at their own paces. To enhance the benefits of her classes, Leigh partners with massage therapist Andrea Banks, who performs Swedish and restorative massage, manual lymphatic drainage, and craniosacral therapy.