Leila A. Fortier is an E-RYT® 500, YACEP® certified yoga teacher and founder of ANANTA, a registered yoga school without borders. ANANTA offers teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats utilizing ANANTA’s custom developed system on the art of teaching yoga.
Leila holds over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry with a multitude of certifications as a master personal trainer, instructor, and consultant. Leila completed her 200HR. Yoga Teacher Training through Blue Fire Yoga while living abroad in Okinawa, Japan where she went on to teach yoga to active duty military and their families.
In 2015 Leila traveled to India to attain her 300HR. Advanced Yoga Teacher Training through Rishikesh Yog Peeth under the guidance of Krishna Sikhwal, emphasizing her studies in yogic philosophy, Ayurveda Marma techniques, and Yoga Nidra. She holds additional certifications in Yin Yoga, SUP Yoga, the Prison Yoga Project, and Yoga2Life as a certified Life Coach. In 2016 she completed the Ashtanga Primary Series Teacher Training Intensive with Tim Miller.
Leila is committed to the passionate pursuit of continued education, giving thanks to the many great teachers who continue to inform and enrich her practice and teaching: Paramaguru Sharath Jois, Tim Miller, Mary Taylor Freeman, Ty Landrum, Tim Feldmann, Kino MacGregor, and Taylor Hunt. She is currently studying Sthira Bhaga, the Ashtanga Advanced A Series under the guidance of Matt Champoux.
Leila specializes in Vinyasa, Hatha, and Yin, and Ashtanga. She believes in fostering diversity, inclusivity, and connection through service and advocacy, with special attention to trauma informed practices. She is passionate about her role as mentor to students and burgeoning teachers in devotion to their continued development through the art of teaching yoga. In her spare time, Leila is also a globally published author, artist, and photographer: www.leilafortier.com