Are you breaking news? Is it breaking you?!
- Feeling burnt out and ready to quit?
- Feel like no one understands what it’s like to be a journalist?
- Do you feel exhausted, disconnected to who you are as a human?
- Can’t sleep?
- Don’t know how to deal with stress other than reaching for that margarita or glass of wine?
Imagine if you had a teacher, who’s also a journalist, to help you find balance and get back to yourself.
- Get access to tools to work through burnout using breath and movement to help deal with stress.
- Have a yoga teacher on standby to guide you through flows no matter what time of the day or night you wake up for work.
- Break through the unrealistic suggestions of turning off news for self care.
- The News Yogi is a working journalist who offers tips knowing it’s not always as easy to stop consuming news.
- Access to meditation and yoga anytime, anywhere to help you recharge and have more restful sleep.
What fellow journalists are saying about The News Yogi:
About The News Yogi
Meet your teacher:
Hi! My name is Leslie and I’m so glad you’re here. I started yoga for journalists in the midst of the pandemic and cue the dramatic news open… because we’re living in unprecedented times. No, but really, yoga has been my life’s work and literally helped save my life personally and professionally.
Early on in my career, I dealt with a lot of s$@! It was tough. I had anxiety, doubted myself and could not relax. I dreaded going to work and some days I didn’t have time for yoga because what studio offers a 10pm class after my shift? So I became a teacher and taught myself.
Without yoga, I may have already quit my dream career in news, become an alcoholic and been a really unhappy person. I’ve been teaching yoga at studios and gyms for five years, practicing for 12 and I finally decided to teach fellow journalists just like I taught myself.
I wish I would’ve had a “News Yogi” in my life to help guide me through those dark days. Now, I’m sharing the tools I used to help me deal with this crazy career we chose. Join my virtual yoga studio, remember, we break news; news doesn’t break us!
Why join the virtual studio?
Mobile app with access to yoga for journalists anytime, anywhere
Yearly price locks you in for life & save more than $200 a year with unlimited live Zoom and recorded virtual yoga classes
You choose your yoga class length
Trauma-informed meditation and mindfulness with a focus on yoga psychology
Weekly new recorded classes
Access to Leslie for feedback anytime
Need something you don’t see? Make a request for a flow or meditation!
Yoga for Journalists
We’re all on a budget! And I’m here to help! A drop-in class at a local studio will cost the amount of TWO months with The NEWS YOGI virtual studio! Lock in your member price NOW and have access for the rest of your life.
For journalists, by a journalist
Most yoga instructors will teach general classes tailored to people from different walks of life. These classes are designed with YOU, the journalist in mind, by a working journalist who knows what this career is like and is experiencing the same things as you.
As a morning TV news anchor, I can’t tell you how many times I wished there was a yoga class I could take at 1am when I woke up. Download the app to access yoga for journalist whether you’re at home, in the field on assigment, or have a quick 5 min break to squeeze in some meditaiton or movement.
Journalism organizations featuring the News Yogi:
I'm not flexible, can I still do yoga?
100% yes! Just like anything else we try in life, we don't do it because we're experts at it. We do it to grow and get better.
How does yoga help with what I'm going through?
Research shows self-care like movement, breathing exercises and meditation help reduce stress.
I can't sit still, is meditating a good idea?
Meditation doesn't only mean sitting and being quiet. Meditation can exist in walking, drawing, journaling and yoga. I'd be happy to help find what works for you.
I already practice to teach yoga, is this for me?
This is absolutely for YOU! This yoga training dives deeper into the mental/emotional aspects of yoga. We discuss chakra systems, maps and models of the body from Yoga lineage. We look at how yoga can help us find collective liberation.
We also take a scientific look at how yoga helps us. What is happening in the brain when we breathe and move. This training goes beyond knowing how to do poses or what is the right way to do a chaturunga. This training really dives deep into how to use the yoga off the mat and into the world as journalists and humans.
When does the course start?
This course will start February 1, 2021 and end March 13, 2021.
Waitlist is open for the next cohort
I'd love this, but money is tight.....
I remember the struggle days of having literally $7 in my account with a week left until payday. I'd love to help fellow newsies for free, but I have to charge for my valuable time. Just one yoga teacher training is a $3,000 and I've invested thousands in learning these yogic techniques. Think about it this way, you are investing in yourself and your mental health. These are tools you will have access to for life!
*A limited number of scholarships are available to address systemic racial and economic disparities. Application link at the bottom of page.
Do you have a payment plan?
Yes! Details will be provided soon as well as information on scholarships.