Leslie Pearlman, founder and director of Good Ground Yoga, is a Level 5 Certified Forrest Yoga teacher with more than 20 years teaching experience. Leslie is a Forrest Yoga Mentor Teacher and Guardian, one of only 12 in the world. She is widely known for her radiant energy as well as her compassion, support, humor and warmth. Leslie has taught thousands of students in New York City and the Hamptons and conducts teacher trainings and workshops nationally and internationally. A self admitted intensity junkie, Leslie is also an athlete and avid crossfitter.
Prior to teaching yoga full-time, Leslie was an attorney at Brooklyn Legal Services where she provided legal assistance to domestic violence survivors. It was through this work that Leslie saw the connection between personal empowerment and self-healing. This link is at the heart of Leslie’s teaching. She has a deep conviction that yoga can help you observe how you’re treating yourself and those around you. Leslie understands how to use yoga therapeutically and is creative in developing modifications for all her students. Her classes move people deeply. Leslie has the uncanny ability to see where students are blocked and help them move forward and heal. Nathan Funk Brothers