Holly Ledbetter came to New York to pursue a BFA in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts where she began studying yoga under TaraMarie Perri and has since completed her 300-hour teacher training through the Perri Institute for Mind and Body. After a diagnosis of bilateral hip dysplasia, she was made to reassess her priorities for a body now experiencing chronic pain. Her yoga and meditation practices rapidly deepened and she continues to be amazed at the body’s ability to work with its own limitations in harmony with the mind. Holly is also involved with the social meditation group in the Shambhala tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. This practice of intentional speech and listening, holding caring space for others, and focusing full-bodied attention on another person, is not separate from, and has deeply informed her teaching practice. She loves the ocean, cycling, and peppermint tea. Originally from Seattle, WA, Holly takes the vibrant qualities of adventure and nature into everything she does.
Holly's classes celebrate each practitioner’s unique harmony of mind and body as well as the strong, sustainable community that is inherently created through the practice of yoga. Though her teaching practice focuses on wholeness, contentment, and ease, Holly values inviting your full experience into the room – life is certainly not always easeful! All yoga classes taught by Perri Institute teachers are rooted in a safe, alignment-based, breath-focused, mindful-flow style and are appropriate for anybody interested in cultivating sustainable pathways of the body and mind. Classes are thoughtful and detailed, educational and expressive, as they flowingly pair energetic imagery and anatomical themes. New practitioners create stable foundations, experienced yogis refine and re-connect, and those in between explore and experiment within the range of your body and mind's remarkable capacity.