Name: Leigh Roy Houghton
Role: Victoria Training & Development Manager & Facilitator
2008 was when Leigh’s interest in yoga shifted towards dedication. He was not only building strength and finding relief from the stresses of running his own business, but also opening up to the idea of living a purposeful life. He has completed Level 1 and 2 trainings with Baron Baptiste and received his 200hr Teacher Training Certification with PLAY in 2011. His love of the physical practice and passion for alignment drew him to study with teachers such as Noah Maze, Ross Rayburn, John Friend and Tara Judelle, while his creativity and fun-loving nature resonated with Les Leventhal’s Sequence Training and Shiva Rea’s Fluid Power Training with Simon Park.
While working towards his 500hr RYT with Power Living and Tiffany Cruikshank he has completed a 80hr Yoga Therapy Training and 60hr Insight Yoga Yin & Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Powers and is currently undertaking a 250 hour Traditional Yoga Studies course on yoga history and philosophy.
Getting to know the crew:
Share with us a life turning point and the favourite lesson learnt?
A service trip to Nairobi, Kenya with the Africa Yoga Project for 2 weeks in 2012 literally turned my life around. I saw the powerful impact practicing and teaching yoga was having on the lives of so many people and it strengthened my resolve to share the benefits of yoga with as many people as I could.
What is your favourite colour?
Red – itʼs the colour of my car and my favourite pair of havianas! Not that Iʼm attached…
What is your favourite word?