Blake began practicing on the mat in 2007 and earned her 200hr RYT certification in 2010 training with Rolf Gates, hosted by Charlotte Yoga. Since then, she’s taught in several studios, fitness centers, and schools around Charlotte, including Y2 Yoga in Cotswold, where she taught for five years. While yoga began for her only ten years ago, she’s studied astrology for decades and found a wonderful compatibility between the practice of yoga, breath work and meditation, the study of chakras, and astrology. With support and encouragement from friends, she expanded her hobby into a business and reads natal and solar return charts for clients. Blake also started her website, leomoonrising.com, to share information on whatever is happening in the sky right now in her “Current Sky” section.
She believes one of the beautiful things about finding your own path is that you’re on it all along. Learning to be in any given moment, ego healthily intact but not taking over, expressing unique creativity, understanding how love and compassion always have a place at the table, and resonating with the flow are lifelong goals. And, remembering the power of breath is step one. As a yoga instructor, Blake finds joy in witnessing the energy of yogis shift during a practice into those places that are real, the levels underneath words and the struggles of the mind. She is grateful for the opportunities she has to participate in those moments.