Blake began practicing yoga in 2007 and earned her 200hr RYT certification in 2010 training with Rolf Gates, hosted by Charlotte Yoga. She’s taught in studios, fitness centers, and schools around Charlotte, including Y2 Yoga in Cotswold, where she taught for five years. While yoga began for her ten years ago, she’s studied astrology for decades and found it compatible with the practice of yoga. Breath work, meditation, and the study of chakras are also important aspects of her personal practice and teaching style. With support and encouragement from friends, she expanded her astrology hobby into a business reading natal and solar return charts. She started her website, leomoonrising.com, to share information on whatever is happening right now in her “Current Sky” section.
She believes one of the beautiful things about “finding your path” is that you’re on it already, and sometimes that simple acknowledgement is the catalyst we need to begin walking it with truth and awareness. 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. 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 and into the levels underneath words and the struggles of the mind so that the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual can be brought together. She is grateful for the opportunities she has to participate in those moments.