Lesley Desaulniers, named one of San Francisco’s leading yoga teachers by Mantra magazine and featured in Origin Magazine’s ”Leaders Who Inspire,” is known for her energizing and soulful yoga classes.
She has been studying yoga and meditation since 1996 and was a resident of the Ananda Ashram in New York in her early twenties, where she intensively studied Sanskrit, meditation, philosophy, yoga, and chanting. Later earning certification from master teachers Sharon Gannon and David Life, she began teaching at Jivamukti Yoga in downtown Manhattan, where she returns often to lead workshops and trainings.
Her classes and retreats at premier yoga destinations throughout the year are imbued with a rare blend of sweaty vinyasa, scholarly study, spiritual awareness, and good humor. Lesley has been an ambassador for Lululemon and Athleta, and has been featured in the magazines GOOD, New York, Origin, and Fit Yoga.