Leslie has been teaching yoga for over 30 years, receiving her first hatha yoga certification in 1987, with a second in 2007. She is a physical therapist with a private practice here in Portland, where she specializes in disorders of the spine and sacroiliac joints. Her vast experience of teaching yoga and her knowledge in physical therapy gives her a comprehensive understanding of the musculo-skeletal system, and key insights in guiding exercise and using preventative measures to assist in the maintenance of a healthy back.