Lea Watkins, a Marin native, has been teaching yoga in the Bay Area since 1998. She works with individuals and groups including families, retreats, and workplaces, and teaches public classes with YogaWorks. She received her certification to teach in the Ashtanga tradition and has spent time studying yoga in India on three separate trips. Her teaching emphasizes the linking of breath with movement and honoring each student’s particular needs and goals. Her students inspire her to create individualized and sustainable programs that grow and change to fit their lives. In recovery herself, Lea has found yoga to be particularity well suited to supporting those working with addictions. She believes that the discipline, breath work, body awareness, and meditation that are inherent to yoga practice strengthen one’s path in recovery and wellness.