When Leonel was a young teen, he experienced the tragic death of a mentor’s son. This event commenced his journey into the world of Yoga, as he realised that he had not yet given Love the opportunity to shine in his life. Leonel went on to study at Prana Yoga College under Shakti Mhi, a teacher for whom he has profound respect and admiration. He also has completed an additional 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification through Savoir Yoga, under Jolene Bayda and Troy Turi. Additionally, he is certified in Yin Yoga through Jolene Bayda and in AcroYoga through AcroYoga VanCity. Under his mentor, teacher, and coach, Hamid Haji, Leonel is training in Powerlifting, Strength and Conditioning, and Ashtanga Yoga. When not teaching, Leonel can be found watching Viceland, drinking fine wine and folding laundry. He whole-heartedly feels that the practice of Yoga is life, and that life is the practice of Yoga.