I’m Sammee Leigh, a certified Stråla Yoga Guide, Holistic Health Coach & Self-Care Ambassador working & living in New York City.
Fitness has changed my life in ways I never thought possible. I never anticipated that yoga and the wellness world would be part of my daily, professional life. Growing up, I’ve always been active but that was shelved as I began my career in the fast-paced industry of broadcast news. After years of constantly being “on”, I needed something to help me deal with the stress. I began practicing yoga at home with YouTube videos, DVDs and occasionally hopping around to various yoga studios. Soon I started noticing sizable changes in myself on and off the mat. Yoga empowered me to take better care of myself by inviting balance back into my life while also making it easier to distance myself from things that didn't positively serve me.
I was inspired to become a holistic health coach after my mother was diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes, I wanted to help her eat better and make other lifestyle changes to maximize her quality of life on her terms. I realized that she’s not alone in needing this guidance. Many people want to live a well-balanced life but have trouble figuring out the best method for themselves. My approach is about inclusion not exclusion, creating a positive, open-minded approach to living a healthy sustainable life. I believe that true wellness is all about moving more in a way that feels naturally good and fun; nourishing the body with nutritious and delicious foods, all while being kind to yourself so you can thoroughly enjoy this life.
Health and wellness are not one size fits all. It’s not about conformity or stepping out of your comfort zone. It's about expanding your comfort zone from the inside out, starting right where you are, working with what you have, to achieve what you want. Utilizing the four pillars of S.E.L.F. to cultivate a healthy sustainable way of living that works for you. S.E.L.F. stands for Sweat, Eat, Live and Feel. How we move, eat, live and think all have a major impact on the quality of our lives.
Everyone should be unapologetic in their pursuit of a healthy life. I’m here to help you make friends with food, love your body and live your dream life by providing you with all of the necessary tools, accountability, and support you'll need to be successful on your journey to becoming your best, most confident self.
I'm on a mission to empower and inspire individuals to eat, move, think and live better on their terms!
Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Dr. Sears Wellness Institute 2017
Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor, Exhale To Inhale 2016
Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor, Isha Yoga 2016
Certified Stråla Yoga Guide, Strala Yoga 2016