Leigh Blashki is a Certified iRest Teacher and iRest certification supervisor and mentor and is an Associate Director of iRest in Australasia. He was the Founder of the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy and has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 40 years and practiced yoga therapy for nearly 25 years. In recent years he has developed a reputation as a leader in the fields of meditation, Yoga, Yoga Therapy and the teaching of well-being.
He has post-graduate qualifications in Health Sciences and Yoga Therapy , under-graduate qualifications in Counseling, Human Performance, Massage, Nutrition, Yoga and Ayurveda. Leigh is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and was past-President of Yoga Australia. He is also a member of the Ethics Committees for the iRest® Institute and the IAYT
Leigh was drawn to iRest for its ability to underpin holistic well-being and now uses it as the framework for all his workshops, retreats and mentoring.
While the decades have provided him with a wide range of conditions and situations with which clients and students have presented, Leigh has a strong interest in assisting those seeking help with anxiety-based challenges, relationship issues and emotional and spiritual well-being in general. He has a particular interest in meditation for 12-step programs and offers a group meditation for Emotions Anonymous.
Leigh has also been fortunate to be able to have assisted at a number of L1 and L2 iRest training courses. In 2013 and 2017 Leigh was conferred a Presidential Award for “extraordinary service to the field of yoga therapy” by the Board of the IAYT.