Personalized Yoga Instructor – Holistic Healing Center

Personalized Yoga Instructor

Leslie Carson BS

Leslie provides personalized Viniyoga to our patients.  She is warm, insightful and compassionate.  Leslie believes that yoga is most powerful when it is personalized and adapted to fit the unique needs and abilities of each individual.  For Leslie, yoga is not about mastering poses and positions – it’s about empowering people to feel better physically, emotionally, and spiritually regardless of their current physical or mental state.

Leslie is committed to helping people free themselves from suffering, dysfunctional patterns and distractions and develop more nurturing, mindful and beneficial behaviors. Through gentle movement, controlled breathing, journaling, meditation and many other tools from her specialized training and life experience, Leslie will provide guidance to uncover a more authentic balanced happier version of who a person truly really is.  Learn more …

Leslie's background and personal story

My name is Leslie Carson, I am 61 years old, and I am passionate about the power of yoga to heal.  Why?  Because I have seen the transformative power of the practice in my own life and in the lives of my clients who want to live to their fullest.  I feel great almost all the time and it wasn’t always that way.  I have had issues with depression, addiction, back pain, knee pain, and low self-esteem, among other issues, and I want to shout to the rooftops and share how yoga has brought me here to this beautiful state of deep calm, balance, and joy, and bring as many people along with me as I can… before I can’t! 


Primary tools of yoga practices Leslie teaches:

  • Breath-centric movement
  • Seated conscious breathing
  • Self-reflection
  • Chant/mantra
  • Meditation
  • Guided relaxation
  • Ritual/prayer
  • Any other tools and tricks from my life experience, yoga and otherwise-inspired that we feel might empower you.

How can a personalized yoga practice contribute to healing?

Whether you are searching for relief from emotional or physical suffering, yoga complements other therapies by giving you tools to regulate your nervous system, master your attention, and influence your thoughts and emotions.  All while moving and breathing into better physical balance. 

Continue reading more about Leslie's approach

How does it work? We consider that you are a whole layered multi-dimensional human being.

We discuss where the suffering is showing up most and what imbalance is most accessible today. We talk about what you think and feel. Over time, we create a personal practice using the tools of yoga to empower you to bring balance to one or more layers of your body, mind, and emotions.  They are all interconnected, and as one is affected positively, the others tend to follow.  Ultimately, you will be able to apply the appropriate yoga tool at any moment to rebalance your body, mind, and emotions regardless of what is happening around you. 


Leslie Carson has a BS in Biology, is a Yoga Alliance Certified RYT-500 Viniyoga teacher and Optimal State Specialist in Yoga Therapy for Mental Health with 20+ years of practice and teaching experience.

Leslie offers a complimentary 20-minute consultation to explore the best way to move forward and to see if it is a good fit.  

Call our office and schedule a complimentary initial yoga consultation with Leslie at 215-794-7880.

“We will never be perfect, but we can be happier, healthier and kinder to ourselves and others”

Leslie Carson, BS