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About

Hi there!

I’m Leona - owner and founder of Roots + Wings Yoga.

Lover of life, yogi, adventurer at heart. Coffee drinker, kayak paddler, reading enthusiast, Harley rider, nature lover, kitchen dancer, wild idea creator, positive light bringer + so much more.

I reside near New York Mills, MN with my amazing + supportive husband Mike and our two puppies, Tideous and Flint.

Originally (and always) a Jersey Girl, I relocated to the lakes area of Minnesota in 2015 to chase after dreams, by BFF, and of course - a man (the one I’m now happily married to!). Talk about a change of scenery. An area I once believed held little more than corn fields, tractors, and a few frozen lakes - has given me more opportunity in just a few short years than I could ever imagine - and I am so thankful!

I created this company in 2017 after completing my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with 180 Balance in Detroit Lakes, MN. Growing up as a dancer (ballet, tap, modern, pointe, you name it), yoga became my way to continue finding movement once I reached college. After practicing yoga here and there throughout my 20’s, I knew that I wanted to deepen my understanding and share this practice with others. Roots + Wings Yoga was born.

As a lover of the outdoors, I seek to incorporate nature and the seasons in all of my my studio classes, as well as in a variety of experiences that I offer to help people interact with nature in new and creative ways by combining yoga with outdoor activities.

To me, Roots + Wings means diving deeper into understanding yourself in order to grow into who you are meant to be. It means deepening relationships with yourself + others, fostering connection with your body, mind, + the world around you, and expressing your passions and purpose with the world. It means taking a moment to pause; to stop, breathe, and look around you at all that this beautiful world has to offer.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you on - or off - the mat soon!