Occupation: Yoga Teacher
Hometown: San Francisco, United States
Who is Les Leventhal?
Looking back over my life, I realize that I have been practicing yoga for a very long time which I now see as an art and a celebration of life, the way it is and not the way I think it should be based on efforts I put forth.
Over the years, I have practiced with many many amazing teachers. I find every teacher which is really just everyone I meet in life to be amazing. Some of them guide me to continue studying the 8 Limbs of Yoga. Others guide me to explore meditation and the 8 Fold Path of Buddhism. Others remind me to be humble and grow in my compassion for all people and still others remind me of how I used to wander through this life in fear. These teachers give me permission to embrace this life, all of it which has been so freely gifted to me. Every step and every breath that I have taken, regardless of occasionally not being able to see the teachings through the valleys, has brought me to this moment.
What does I AM. mean to you?
I should be humble enough to recognize that I am fortunate enough to travel the world and that I can see these people less fortunate and I can empathies with them.
What I think is mine is ours, there is an illusions of separation and we need to break through that.
This is what I also try and do through my teachings and practice.