Daria’s personal experience has taught her that “grief is a solitary journey that we can’t do alone.” ~Weller
Daria Leslea, MA, LPN, RYT/CYT
Daria Leslea (MA,LPN, RYT/CYT) is a mindfulness based grief therapist who works with people who have all kinds of loss including traumatic loss. She is also a yoga therapist who combines grief therapy with gentle yoga movements, breath work, and other yoga techniques to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms of grief.
Daria’s Personal Grief Story
As a bereaved mother Daria knows that talking about one’s grief is helpful but sometimes we also need a way to express what we can’t put into words. She has found that through the combination of telling one’s story and gentle yoga practices it enables grief to be addressed at a much deeper level.
Masters in Psychology
Daria received her Masters of Psychology Southern California University 2006. She recieved her Bachelors Degree Metropolitan State College 1999.
Hospice Nurse & Companioning
She worked as a Hospice Nurse at Hospice of St. John from 1996 to 1999. Daria went on to study the “companioning” model of grief with Dr. Alan Wolfelt at the Center for Loss in Ft. Collins, CO.
Certification from CSU
She received her certification in Death and Transition Studies from the Center for Loss and Colorado State University.
Certification Bereavement Care
Daria is also Certified in Compassionate Bereavement Care ™ from the Center for Loss and Trauma and the MISS Foundation.
Certified Yoga Therapist
She received her Yoga Therapy certification through InnerPeace Yoga Therapy in Asheville, NC in 2012.
Yoga for Grief Certification
Daria studied with Antonio Sausys who developed Yoga for Grief and she received her advanced certification.
Grief & Yoga
Grief affects our whole being. This is why, as a yoga therapist, Daria incorporates yoga when working with grief because yoga is a practice that embraces our whole being. Using the breath and gentle asanas she helps people to reconnect with their bodies so they can learn to trust their bodies once again and see their body as a resource to help them heal from the loss and/or trauma they have experienced.