namaste- Wat Xieng Thieng


“Leigh is the most synergistic of yoga teachers. She combines her deep experience of various styles with her extensive dance training to free  the body of its patterns and cultivate a true awareness of ones Self. She is a master of technique and alignment while maintaining the ability to create flow and warmth. She has taken my stagnating 9 year practice and deepened it beyond my expectations helping me find ease, space and breath.”–Mae Fatto

“My private sessions with Leigh opened within me a whole new level of awareness–physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Her guidance helped me to identify daily habits that were negatively affecting my body, as well as access areas of my body I had ignored for years. We developed a varied and challenging home practice together, and I started to sense my body growing stronger, my focus within each pose growing deeper. I even felt the benefits transferring into my artistic work as a violinist. Always encouraging, Leigh is the rare teacher who shares her extensive knowledge of the body and yoga with sincere compassion and patience.” -Ann Lam

“Leigh is one of the most generous and inspiring yoga teachers from whom I’ve ever had the pleasure of learning. Her retreat in Yelapa was fun, challenging, enlightening, refreshing, and I’m looking forward to going again! I met an amazing group of people that I truly feel are lifelong friends. The Yelapa retreat was one of the highlights of my entire year.”–Julie Tomaino

“Leigh Evans has changed my life.  She has taught me to breathe deeply, to stand correctly and to relax through meditation. She has a calm and focused manner.  She is an inspiration and  offers great encouragement which makes one want to grow, learn and change. Anyone lucky enough to work with her will see how much they can blossom and become – – how much body awareness they will gain — under the gentle guidance of a profound person and expert.”-Jennifer Lyons

“I’ve been to several of Leigh’s retreats. There always in a sublime setting , well organized, with great food and great yoga, rejuvenating for both body and spirit. Leigh is a gifted and generous teacher and gathers great people around her wherever she goes.” Vera Lekas

“Going on a yoga retreat with Leigh is the ultimate experience. You get to practice yoga in a beautiful place with beautiful people and come home with new friends, an open heart, and a deeper understanding of yourself. (Not to mention a badass tan!)” -Melanie Carnsew



offerings inside taxiStudying with Leigh Evans in the Yoga Sukhavati Teacher Training has taken my yoga practice & teaching to new depths. I have a wealth of knowledge from which to teach, continue to study, & put into my own practices & routines. Each day, month, & season provides us an opportunity to align & balance our internal energies with the rhythms of the world around us.  A Yoga practice can be aligned in this way as a tool to nourish ourselves throughout daily, emotional, & life long changes. My practice & classes are not surface level; they have become sustainable lifestyle practices. Each class I teach has an intention behind it pulling from all that I’ve learned through my studies with Yoga Sukhavati- be it philosophy & Dharma, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, or Seasonal Asana. This training is a life long gift for which I have extreme gratitude.
– Kelley Voegelin, graduate 300 HR 2013


As I come to the end of my formal studies (200 hour and 500 hour yoga teacher training) with Leigh Evans and Summer Quashie, I’m just beginning to realize how deeply I have been influenced by their teacher trainings. They both have been the kind catalysts for change, growth and refinement of myself as a person and an instructor. They have selflessly shared with me knowledge and personal experience of yoga, ayurveda, meditation, chanting, nutrition, chinese medicine and philosophy, among other practices, for the enhancement of my well being and my spiritual development. I have become a more finely tuned, perceptive, sensitive, stable, genuine person with a greatly stimulated and continually expanding interest in healing practices for myself and others and the tools and support to do so. My teaching has developed organically from and is integrated with my experience studying with them. They have been successful in their attempt to “Nourish, Inspire, and Challenge”, as is their philosophy. I am eternally grateful to Summer and Leigh for their generosity and efforts in organizing these trainings.”
– Seth Lieberman, 2013 graduate

“Honored, humbled, grateful – just a few words to describe how I am feeling tonight as I reflect back on my past year of training with Yoga Sukhavati. To be part of such a beautiful community led by Leigh Evans and Summer Quashie has been a deeply healing and incredibly enriching experience. I am not only a better teacher from their tutelage, but a better human. The holistic approach they teach encourages individualized care and wellness for each student, enabling me as a teacher to truly heal. If you are considering a 200 or 300 hour teacher training I cannot recommend this program highly enough! ”
– Natalie Rondeau, 2013 graduate

“Yoga Sukhavati is simultaneously a loving and nurturing community, a deeply healing spiritual experience and a holistic and multi-faceted training. I came out of it not only with new knowledge and understanding of myself, my students, and how Yoga, Ayurveda, Tibetan Buddhism, and Chinese medicine can help us heal ourselves, but also with an amazing support network of fellow yoga teachers, healers, and spiritual seekers.”
– graduate 2013

“I feel my understanding of health, spirit, well being and traditional practices has been greatly enhanced. I feel like my yoga and self care practices are becoming more integrated, deep and personal.”
“I continue to be inspired and invigorated by the training and find I can apply it not just to my classes and personal practice, but also can help friends and family with the knowledge as well.”
– graduate 2013