Ojai, California

Awareness of the breath and

subtle movements of energy in the body

encourage one to look inward,

allowing for a flowering of growth and change.

By exploring and inhabiting spaces in ones body,

the ability to observe patterns of thoughts and

habits becomes possible.

Francesca is one of those rare and wonderful people who is ever-evolving. She is playful and positive, but does not shy away from digging deep and doing the work. These qualities are reflected in both her personal and professional life. In our one and one yoga session I was struck by her ability to listen deeply and work the session specifically around what I was feeling that day. It is clear she has a profound understanding of the mind and body connection. This is reflected in the depth of her classes. While Francesca is my friend, when it came to our work together, she always remained professional and honored our professional boundaries. I have no doubt she will do the same with her future clients.
— Tara Friedensohn, Certified Massage Therapist, Owner at Radiant Body Massage

Hi! My name is Francesca and I specialize in applying yoga and professional organizing principles to support you in your important work in the world. My training is through the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy where I received both my 200 and 500 yoga teaching certification. I am a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and am a trained Professional Organizer with over 5 years of experience in each of these fields.

In addition to my vocational trainings and experience, I have my BA in Psychology (minor in Philosophy and Public Policy). I have been a competitive roller figure skater for 22 years – through which I’ve received the invaluable gifts of patience, dedication, and endurance. I’ve worked as a yoga teacher/therapist and organizer in substance abuse, mental health, and educational therapy clinics, schools, retreats centers, corporate, and private settings in Ojai, CA and Pittsburgh, PA. I bring a superior quality of confidentiality, professionalism, and knowledge into my work.

You have beautiful things to offer the world – let’s find the balance, clarity and order in your life so that you can get started.

Francesca Michelle Leis (yoga teacher & yoga therapist)

Teaching in Ojai in:

  • recovery and mental health clinics
  • schools and educational therapy clinics
  • private practice

As a psychologist and yoga practitioner who sees the value of a regular yoga practice to support treatment and a healthy lifestyle, I highly recommend my clients to Francesca. In addition to helping to grow our yoga therapy program, she supported clients who were suffering from depression, anxiety, restlessness or substance use. Francesca has a unique combination of training and knowledge of psychology, yoga and other healing modalities to support clients undergoing psychotherapy and who may be seeking a holistic approach to wellness.
— Victor Barbetti, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Co-Founder of the Village Center for Holistic Therapy