Lesley Desaulniers is known for her energizing, soulful, and inspiring yoga classes. Her gift for storytelling and passionate connection to music and art make each class a dynamic journey of sound, spirit, and soul.
Desaulniers has been studying yoga and meditation since 1996, taking her practice to New York, Russia, India and back. In her early twenties, she was a resident at Ananda Ashram in upstate New York, where she intensively studied Sanskrit, meditation, philosophy, yoga, and chanting. She was later certified by Sharon Gannon and David Life and went on to teach at the Jivamukti Yoga Center in downtown Manhattan.
She currently teaches at Yogaworks in the San Francisco area as well as at retreat centers like Kripalu, 1440 Multiversity, and Harmoia, and at Yoga Journal conferences.
Desaulniers was featured in Origin magazine’s “Leaders Who Inspire” series and was selected by Mantra magazine as one of San Fransico’s leading yoga teachers. She has been a Lululemon brand Ambassador (Brooklyn) and the Athleta brand ambassador for Northern California. She has been featured in GOOD magazine, New York Magazine (Best of NY, 2006), Mantra Magazine, Marin Magazine (Best of Marin, 2016), Origin, The NY Observer, Fit Yoga Magazine, YogaCity NYC, L magazine, and Vogue.
What People Are Saying About Lesley Desaulniers
"Her non-judgmental manner, humility and unwavering devotion to the Divine creates in the classroom, a positive, compelling atmosphere, conducive to happiness and spiritual blossoming."
—Sharon Gannon, cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga
"I judge a yoga class by how I feel afterward, and after 85 minutes with Lesley, I always feel grounded yet revitalized, open-hearted and grateful."
—Gibson Thomas, publisher and editor-in-chief of Edible Marin & Wine Country