Leander is a New Zealander. She combines more than 20 years of experience in Buddhism with her Body-orientated work as a Feldenkrais Practitioner; student of Kum Nye and Massage Therapist. She studied with Tarchin Hearn in the early years; traveling with him and attending yearly three month Retreats. He inspired her to Teach. Other teachers have been Venerable Namgyal Rinpoché, H.E. Beru Khentse Rinpoche; Bonni Ross; Cecelie Kwiat and the work of Moshe Feldenkrais.
She has crafted a unique and direct way of the unfolding human consciousness through the explorations of Body. Working this way deepens the understandings of the mysteries of Body/Mind for the liberation from suffering. “All of our past experiences are stored in the body becoming our habitual patterns. Through gentle movement sequences we can release these stuck body/mind patterns. We become an embodiment of the present moment. A new found confidence emerges and continues to grow as we bring this empowering way of working into our lives.”
For the last 20 years Leander has given residential retreats of 2 – 23 days at the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre in Nelson. She also travels and teaches around New Zealand and Overseas in Australia, Canada and the United States.