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Leigh Coates

KiraGrace Warrior

Location: Alaska

Leigh has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years and studied under some of the greats...Norman Allen, Rodney Yee, and Vidya Jacqueline Heisel.

She is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour yoga teacher and you can often find her at the top of a mountain sharing her love for asana in the outdoors via her beautiful instagram posts. Her tutorials always offer a light hearted and fun way to learn new yoga poses.  She believes yoga is for EVERY BODY and has a delightful and encouraging way of making even some of the more advanced asanas feel accessible to every one. 

Leigh works as a professional helicopter pilot in Alaska.  In fact, she is the Chief Pilot for VSHelicopters and is tasked with flying the more technical missions as well as mentoring and training the newer pilots.  She is experienced and greatly respected as a precision long line pilot, and is proud to represent a minority in this male dominated industry.  She has a smooth, gentle touch on the controls, and likes to say she "Flies like a Girl...smooth, gentle and in control."

Leigh combines her two passions, Helicopters and Yoga, by teaching HELI YOGA classes! Yup, she will fly you up to a mountain top, a glacier or a secluded iceberg strewn beach, and lead you through a full yoga practice in the most beautiful place you can imagine.  Check out her Instagram page @leighyogipilot to see what we are talking about!