Nancy Lea Yoga


class schedule


sangha yoga seattle -queen anne


Vinyasa Flow All Levels

12:00 – 1:15pm


Slow Flow All Levels

4:30 – 5:30pm


Vinyasa Flow All Levels

12:00 – 1:15pm

Humble warrior seattle (Opening fall 2019) - seattle waterfront

THURSDAY (Beginning October 2019)

Warm Vinyasa Flow

7:00 – 8:00pm




PRIVATE sessions and small group classes

Whether you are new to yoga, recovering from an injury or looking to deepen your practice, a private session will assist you in your journey.  Each class is customized to meet your personal needs and goals.

Private or small group settings can take place at Sangha Yoga on upper Queen Anne, in your home or in an outdoor setting.

Individual practice: $90/60 minute session or $130/90 minute session.

$20 for each additional person.

Photo credit: @seacreaturefilms

Photo credit: @seacreaturefilms



By investing in the health and well-being of your employees through a workplace yoga class, everyone benefits.  A regular yoga practice increases energy, helps with memory, mental focus and concentration, and offers your employees the opportunity to incorporate fitness and mindfulness into their busy lives. Your employees will be healthier, more focused, make better decisions and pay more attention to detail. Classes can be offered anytime throughout the day based on what works best for you and your team. 

Please contact me for rates and more information.



may 2020 | rest and rejuvenation yoga retreat | Nancy lea & manisha dudley

may 8-10, 2020 | st. andrew's house on hood canal



St. Andrew’s House Retreat Center offers panoramic views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains and provides a beautiful and peaceful setting for a weekend yoga retreat. The focus will be balancing, calming and centering all levels asana, along with guided meditations, a calming Yin practice and an evening sound bath, walks on the beach, hiking amongst the Douglas Firs and farm-to-table meals. You will return home feeling physically and mentally nourished and rejuvenated.

This is my fourth annual retreat in this beautiful location. Space is limited. I hope you will join us.

All levels welcome and encouraged.

september 2019 | ADVENTURE YOGA RETREat on the stunning island of kefalonia, greece

september 25 - october 2, 2019 | vigla village on the ionian coast.

Register here!


Please join me on this breathtaking island for a week of adventure, relaxation and connection…a perfect way to transition into autumn.

Each day will begin with a flowing asana class on the wonderful yoga platform overlooking the endless blue ocean, opening the body and attuning the mind to the breath. Morning practice will be followed by a hearty breakfast. Then you will be free to head off down to the beach, relax by the pool or explore the stunning beauty of the surroundings.One could quite easily while away a week of deep rest and rujuvenation here, enjoying the wonderful private beach, swimming pool and tennis courts on offer. There's also plenty of space at Vigla Village to find a quiet spot in the shade of the trees enjoying the colours and fragrance of the beautiful flowers.

The local village, Spartia, also has its' own pretty beach just a 10 minute walk away and a small centre with a couple of shops and a restaurant.

For those of you with an adventurous spirit you could hire a car to explore the outstanding beauty of this island. Caves, boat trips, snorkelling, fishing, trips to stunning local villages and a visit to Myrtos, known to be one of the world's most beautiful beaches, are amongst some of the many things on offer in Kefalonia.

The group will meet again in the late afternoon for a second more restorative yoga session, often including pranayama and meditation as part of the practice. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience. There will be one yoga free day during the week.

In the evenings, there are a few charming traditional Greek tavernas within walking distance of Vigla. Lunch and dinner aren't included in the cost to give people the option to go for dinner as a group or self cater if they prefer, each apartment has a small kitchen.

november 2020 | wellness yoga retreat on Hawaii Island’s north kahala coast

november 15 - 21, 2020 | Hawaii Island retreat center

Email to register.


Please join me in this beautiful Hawaiian setting for a rejuvenating week of yoga, Hawaiian inspired farm-to-table meals, relaxing by the pool, beach & nature excursions, and of course the spirit of ALOHA.

Hawaii Island Retreat is situated on 50 acres of sacred Hawaiian land over looking the North Kohala Coast and offers luxurious accommodations in a tranquil and peaceful setting. Watch this lovely video which captures the spirit of Hawaii Island Retreat.

What’s Included in the retreat…

  • Six night stay in an elegant Hawaiian style room, bungalow or yurt (cost breakdown below)

  • Three farm-to-table, organic meals per day

  • Two all levels yoga classes per day…early morning vinyasa flow and late afternoon Yin, restorative or slow flow with meditation. There will be one yoga free day to provide an opportunity for longer excursions.

  • Full access to the grounds and gorgeous infinity pool.

  • Kohala Legends and Lore Walk to explore the ancient customs of the area

  • Luau Dinner with traditional Hawaiian food, Hula dancing and chanting

What’s not included…

  • Airfare to Kona Airport (KOA), Big Island, Hawaii

  • Airport transfer from Kona Airport…best and most economical option is to rent a car which is approximately $38/day. This will provide you with transportation to explore the island. There are also shuttle services available. Please contact me for more information.

  • Spa Services…the retreat center offers a full menu distinctive of spa treatments and will offer our group 10% off treatments (

Accommodations (prices include all meals including Luau, daily yoga (one yoga free day), lore walk and 6 nights lodging):

  • Hotel Suite - Single occupancy $2582; Double $1721

  • Bungalow - Single occupancy $2648; Double $1754

  • Yurt - Single occupancy $1954; Double $1412

All suites have private balconies with garden or ocean views. Book early to reserve the room of your choice!

Please email to register. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration with the balance due by August 31, 2020.



fall equinox Yin Yoga and Sound Bath…

Friday September 20th, 2019

7:00 - 8:30pm @ Sangha Yoga (Register Here)*

Sunday September 22nd, 2019

2:00 - 3:30pm @ The Heart Center for Awakening (Register Here)*


breatH . floW . mindfulness

I began practicing yoga in 2001 as a way to strengthen my body after the birth of my first son.  I discovered a life altering way to focus my mind through breathing and movement. This is when my practice really took hold.

Yoga calms me, makes me less reactive, more mindful of my actions, and more accepting of others and myself. It is the practice of paying attention to the habitual way your thoughts unfold and uncovers the deep grooves of the mind and layers of self that that we can truly know ourselves.  A regular yoga practice nourishes the heart and soul and helps you live life fully awake.

My classes emphasize clarity of alignment and a steady connection to the breath. Through clear instruction and an exploration of the eightfold path of Ashtanga yoga, I challenge my students to move beyond the physical practice and understand the impact that cultivating self love and awareness has off the mat. 

I am so grateful for all of my teachers, my students, my partner Leiv and my children all of whom continually inspire me.  I look forward to sharing this practice with you.


Certifications and Trainings

200 Hour RYT Certification/Silvia Mordini & Jenniferlyn Chiemingo/April 2012

25 Hour Children's Yoga Teacher Certification/Nicole Koleshis/April 2012

33 Hour Origins of Alignment and Mastering the Art of Touch/Donna Farhi/October 2013

15 Hour Restorative Yoga Certification/Jodi Boone/February 2016

40 Hour Assisting Intensive/Janet Stone/October 2016

85 Hour Pre and Post Natal Certification/Jodi Boone and Tami Hafzalla/January 2017

12 Hour The Art of Teaching Alignment/Desiree Rumbaugh and Andrew Riven/January 2018

20 Hour Ayurveda on Your Mat/Angela Glaz and Caitlin Rose/April 2018

27 Hour Yoga Therapeutics Teacher Training/Amy Ippoliti/September 2018

30 Hour Meridians and Qi: Level Two Yin Yoga Teacher Training/Leah Adams and Eric Baumgartner



I practice yoga to reconnect with what is real. Nancy has a teaching method that does just that and more. She inspires me to be free and boundless. Her beautiful soul illuminates the studio and her wholehearted approach radiates through her compassionate guidance.  Effortlessly, she directs you back to the present moment where you feel anything is possible even when you’re having one of those days where you want to withdraw and escape.

I’m continually awestruck at how calm and grounded I feel after taking one of her classes. I emerge restored and with openness and clarity in my heart. Transformed with a more quiet mind and a pure sense of wonderment always keeps me coming back. With love and so much gratitude.

Susan C.

Nancy’s teaching is grounded in a deep knowledge of the 8-limbed path of yoga.  Each of Nancy’s classes is designed to offer a well-balanced physical experience combining specific asanas through intelligent and creative sequences.  Additionally, Nancy challenges her students to work toward mindful presence and awareness in each class.  Most importantly, Nancy has the rare gift of genuine compassion and authenticity that creates a sincere and honest experience for her students in every class.

Manisha D.

"Nancy offers an active yet balancing class with, led with an open heart and a grounding presence. As a student, these elements allow for inward reflection and facilitate a connection to the mind and body. While Nancy has a solid working knowledge of anatomy, asana, and how to skillfully instruct structural integrity within poses, her classes go beyond asana into the deeper aspects of yoga as she interweaves philosophy, the chakras, the elements, meditation, and pranayama throughout class. As both a student and teacher of yoga, Nancy both offers the type of class that I am inspired to take and the type of class that I aspire to teach." 

Sarah E.

 "Nancy's teaching style perfectly balances a strong physical yoga practice with mindful movement. She artfully guides her students to surrender to the physical and mental realities of the present moment while simultaneously challenging them to move outside their comfort zone. I leave every class feeling like I've learned something new about yoga, my body, and/or my mind, and I would recommend Nancy's classes to any aspiring yogi - from beginners to advanced." 

Sara S.



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