About Usha

                      Usha Leason 

At the core of what I want to share with my clients is what I discovered for myself. 

My studies originated at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala India where the spiritual aspects of yoga augmented my already well-established physical practice. Inspired by my experiences there I was guided to the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course in upstate New York (YTTC) and later the Advanced YTTC in Canada.

In 2001, I upgraded my practice with a Yoga Development Course at the Yashodhara Ashram in Canada.  It was there my understanding of yoga postures (asanas) took an esoteric and symbolic aspect. I continued inquiring into the psychological effects of yoga practice. It was at this interval that the seeds of  Yogaveda Life were planted.  I came to a turning point where I realized a need for deeper, individually adapted healing strategies for addressing what I was encountering with clients. 

Having grown up in England, my studies and practice took me across several continents over three decades; each master, each body of knowledge leading me to the next step.  As a master certified Yoga Teacher and Ayurveda Practitioner YOGAveda Life emerged naturally from this journey.

I have lived in San Miguel de Allende, one of the designated magical towns in Mexico, since 2001.  YogaVeda Life and my line of beauty products were developed here with the help of a nurturing climate and energetic environment unique to the high plains plateau.  I offer YogaVeda Life to individual and corporate clients, in group workshops,  retreats and special occasion events. 



Sivananda Teachers Training Course 1993

Sivananda Advanced Teachers Training 2000

Yoga Development Course - Yashodhara Ashram  2001


 Dr  Vasant Lad:  The Ayurvedic Institute of New Mexico 1996

 Maya Tiwari:  Wise Earth School, North Carolina 1997



Teaching Yoga since 1993 in New York City, Los Angeles, San Fransisco,  Mexico

Co-ran Atmananda Yoga centre in New York City, Manhattan 

Owned and managed three successful Yoga studios in Mexico 

Created YOGAveda life in 2002 working as an Ayurveda health consultant and coach up to present time.