Her classes are an exploration of breath, creative movement and alignment. Every class is influenced by her love for dance, music, humor and a commitment to seeking equity and connection in our world. “Yoga is not a magical salve but an opportunity to recommit every day. We have an opportunity to reconnect with ourselves by listening closely to the gift of breath rather than the thoughts that would have us believe we are not worthy.”
LeTania Kirkland Smith is a mama, mover and wordsmith. She was introduced to yoga over 20 years ago by a dance professor at UC Berkeley and was immediately intrigued by the practice and its inherent guidance and grounding.
While dancing in New York, LeTania completed her teacher training at Laughing Lotus in 2006. She has taught in studios, homes (and now parks) in New York and Los Angeles for over 14 years.
LeTania has worked as a dancer, journalist and writer and is a mama to three young children. She believes mothering, movement and the written word can and should be used to elevate those around us. In her career and now as a parent volunteer she is dedicated to learning and creating paths to make public education more equitable for all children and their families and pushing for greater truth and accurate historical representation in our classrooms. The Yoga practice should be no different.
It is her hope that this practice will become more accessible to all people. She is incredibly grateful to her teachers and mentors Jasmine Tarkeshi, Juliette Kurth and many others.