RYT, RN, BSN
Q&A with Leah Mott
Q. How long have you been a yoga teacher?
A. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance (RYT-200) and have been teaching yoga classes since 2014.
Q. What areas do you specialize in?
A. I specialize in Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Bhakti Yoga. I teach yoga to help all souls awaken to their inner strength and inherent beauty so that they, too, can live a life of freedom and joy.
Q. What brought you to your current style of practice?
A. I took my first yoga class with my mom when I was in college. I was searching for a way to be my authentic self, and yoga was the safe space that allowed me to be vulnerable and imperfect and flawed. From that moment on, my practice has been my foundation for growth, understanding, happiness, and love in my life.
Q. What can a new student expect?
A. I create a friendly, peaceful class environment for everyone, from curious beginners to experienced practitioners wanting to further their self-awareness. I am passionate about teaching a yoga class that instills connection between the mind, body, and spirit. Our bodies are so beautifully and powerfully made, no matter what shape or size they are. My goal is to help students cultivate self-love through mindful movement (asana), breath (pranayama), and meditation. My yoga classes are educational, introspective, and leave students feeling balanced and whole.
Q. What is your favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee?
A. My absolute favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee is sitting on the rocks by the river in the nature area outside of Invivo. I love taking a morning walk down the river to that spot, and sitting, meditating, and breathing. It makes sense why I love teaching at Invivo so much, because the windows in the studio look out onto my favorite beautiful spot in all of Milwaukee!
Q. What is your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?
A. I love Cubanitas! I absolutely love their plantain chips, guacamole, and mojitos. It is such a fun and unique place to go for dinner.
Q. What are your top three favorite things to do/hobbies?
A. I enjoy walking in nature, reading personal growth books, and going on backpacking adventures with my boyfriend. Alongside teaching yoga, I am a mental health nurse, and a mental health nurse practitioner student.