Hi I’m Leanne, AKA the ‘Surfing Bird’!
I’m the owner of Surfing Bird based in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, West Wales and welcome you to my website and to Surfing Bird!
I have many years of experience in sports and activities and in more recent years took to Surfing which unlocked my spiritual plane. That rush of the air on my face, gentle splash of the water catching on the front of my board and feeling of acceleration as I flew on the wave, time stood still and I felt at one with the moment, at one with the sea, at one with myself. That’s it, I was hooked and I wanted to explore this feeling further. That’s when I discovered Yoga in a new light. I have always loved teaching and helping people and after some time I realised that helping people, to get that feeling, to be able to be at one and at peace with themselves and at the same time lead them to a healthier life, was what I needed to do.
So here I am, Yoga Teacher and Personal Trainer! I qualified as a 200 hr yoga teacher with Wise Living Yoga Academy, affiliated to the Yoga Institute in Mumbai, India – the first such institute in the world to offer Yoga to the ‘common man’. From this I am member of Yoga Alliance UK. I also have a Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training and I’m on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).
A qualified SUP Yoga (stand up paddle board) teacher from SUPFit, I enjoy combing my loves of fitness, yoga and water sports to undertake SUP Fitness and SUP Yoga classes.
I am keen to reach people who do not usually have the confidence to try water sports, yoga and exercise in general and have undertaken a Disability Inclusion Awareness course to find learn how to incorporate the less able into my classes or in 1:1 sessions.