Lesley-2 For the past 17 years, I have worked to make Texas a better place through progressive issue advocacy, lobbying and organizing. I have worked on a wide range of issues including reproductive justice, health care, equal pay, labor rights, voting rights, fair taxes and fair trade.

Throughout this time, my personal yoga practice has sustained me. It’s offered me evidence of my own strength, courage, flexibility and endurance. The physical practices of yoga have proven for me to be the most accessible pathways to introspection, contemplation and meditation, which I need to recharge my energy, renew my drive and recover from the scrapes and bruises I’ve suffered along the way.

I believe that yoga can empower us individually by virtue of the benefits of the physical and meditative exercises, and also as a community, as we learn to align our values not only with how we work and what we work on, but also how we care for ourselves and each other.

My classes will challenge you physically — enough for you to experience your innate vitality and strength. You must USE your body so you can then experience full relaxation and activate the parasympathetic nervous system to counteract the stress of your work and your life. You will leave feeling alive, refreshed and ready to take on new challenges.

I invite you to practice with me! And make the world a better place.

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