Surf & Yoga with Leah

18,575 Visitors 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Surf Lessons
  • Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Therapy
  • *LGBTQIA+ Safe Space*
  • Yoga Privates
  • Water Safety Advocate
  • Surf Therapy

Leah offers surf camps, yoga privates & trauma therapy (SE), specializing in vulnerable students who need extra care, patience & attention in the water. Somatic Experiencing® trauma healing sessions are offered in person or via zoom.

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Leah became a certifed yoga teacher in 1999, at age 16. Leah studied Psychology & Dance at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado & is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SE™) body-based trauma therapy, surf coach & teacher.

Leah's instagram is @slowdownsomatics

Certifications: Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP), Registered Open Water Lifesaver (Bronze Medallion/Bronze Cross), Paddle Canada Certified Advanced SUP Instructor, RYT Registered Yoga Teacher (500hr).

Waves. Shapes. Grace.

  • Certified
  • Group/Private Classes
  • In-Home Service
  • Insured
  • Kid Friendly
  • Local Discounts
  • Out-of-Area Service
  • Reserve Online/Phone
  • Language
    • English
    • Spanish
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Such a delight!
Leah was a fantastic teacher and has such welcoming energy. She made my birthday yoga class so special. She even brought tarot cards, essential oils and did a shakra reading! It was relaxing and a beautiful way to start the day.
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Experienced: November, 2022
This was my second time surfing with Leah. I was a complete beginner when I started, and our first sessions went so well, I came back to Sayulita for 9 more lessons. I am now able to surf on my own, get up, ride waves and feel safe and competent while doing it. Leah is so much more than just getting you up on your board “for a picture”. She gives you all the tools to be able to truly learn the ins and outs of the sport, and most importantly how to feel and stay safe and also read waves and conditions so you can become an independent surfer. I can’t wait to come back and surf with Leah again. Truly cannot recommend her enough if you are really wanting to LEARN to surf.
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Experienced: May, 2022
Surfing with Leah
So much fun! Leah is an incredible instructor. She’s super chill and clear with her directions. I went with two girls and all of us got up. I’ve taken lessons before and have never been able to in the past so it was super exciting. I highly recommend her.
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Experienced: March, 2022
Wonderful reading
Leah’s reading was amazing. They gave soul level info, advice and homework that will help me create an even more fulfilling life. Thank you Leah!
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Experienced: February, 2022
Leah is magic!
My family and I went out with Leah last year to learn to surf. She was incredible! Her energy is amazing and she helped us all grow in the water. She is truly a gem.
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Experienced: January, 2022
As everyone else here has said, Leah was an incredible person and instructor. That said, I want to highlight that she was also safe, affirming, and unintimidating. Her warmth and joy was infectious. Thank you, Leah and team!
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Experienced: January, 2022
Incredible work
I’m so impressed and endlessly grateful for my therapy with Leah, she has helped me in so many more ways then I ever thought.
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Experienced: January, 2022
Deep Healing SE Sessions
Leah is an exceptional healer and teacher. Working with her brought a deep awareness of energy stuck in my body that I had been unaware I was holding throughout my life. Her bright presence and compassion holds space for real transformation to take place. I love SE healing work and find it goes miles beyond what traditional psychotherapy can offer.
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Experienced: January, 2022
So happy I found Leah!
I was introduced to Leah by a good friend when I visited Sayulita. Leah was so welcoming, so full of local knowledge and an amazing yoga and surf instructor. I had the pleasure to take both a yoga session and multiple surf lessons with her, and she made me feel so comfortable, taught me a ton and made the experiences a total blast. I’d absolutely recommend her to anyone. The town is very lucky to have her.
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Experienced: January, 2022
You need to try Somatic Experiencing with Leah if you're on a healing journey
Having Somatic Experiencing (SE) sessions with Leah has been so transformative! I've been going to talk therapy my whole life and this approach is so different and complementary in essential ways. Leah is trustworthy and empathetic. They are continuing their SE training seriously, beware of scams who talk about somatics after having taken an hour workshop! Not the case with Leah, they know their stuff!
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Experienced: January, 2022
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Surf & Yoga with Leah offers surf lessons, yoga privates & Somatic Experiencing® trauma therapy. Leahnicoletisdale dot com for more info :)