Leslie Morrill has been a Certified Yoga Teacher since 1984 and Yoga
Therapist since1995. When therapeutic yoga standards emerged, she
received certification through the International Association of Yoga
Her Classical Yoga training was under direct mentorship of Mataji
Indra Devi, world-renowned as the first woman and westerner to
receive Indian Hatha Yoga and Ayurvedic Medicine training from
Krishnamacharya, “father of Hatha Yoga in the West.”
Leslie’s 5-year training took place at Indra Devi’s Rancho Cuchuma
ashram in Mexico, where persons came worldwide to study India’s
Offering decades of experience, Leslie served as a founding member
of Yoga Alliance and developed her Classical Yoga training school in
So. CA. to train hundreds of students in the Classical Indra Devi style.
Leslie then embarked upon yoga therapy, to develop programs for
persons with health problems and chronic diseases. She received
medical yoga training at South Coast Medical Center, Duke Integrative
Medicine, and Mission Hospital-sponsored “Yoga for Persons with
Cancer” training program, at the Integral Yoga Academy in VA. This
qualified Leslie to be Mission Hospital’s yoga therapist for cancer
research studies. Her role expanded to teach yoga at Blue Ridge
Regional oncology nurses’ retreats and for cancer patients at Camp
Bluebird in Flat Rock. By request from Mission’s Integrative nursing
staff, Leslie created a Restorative Yoga training through which nurses
gained CNEs. Because patients and clients need guidance in healthy
lifestyle management, Leslie added health coaching to her therapeutic
yoga career. She received a scholarship from Duke University’s
Integrative Medicine to enroll in the Integrative Health Coach Training
Teaching yoga is Leslie’s passion: to live the healthiest, happiest life
possible is her service in the world, through time-honored Yoga.
Tori began her Yoga Education in 2002. Her interest was purely personal, offering classes to only to friends.
After a series of challenging events, Tori chose to attend Asheville Yoga Center to obtain a deeper understanding of herself and Yoga. While there, she discovered an intense appreciation for Gentle, Restorative, and Theraputic-based Yoga.
In 2016, Laurel Park Yoga was born.
Tori intends to expand her knowledge of the Yoga world with a trip to India this summer.