Liya Leng, MD.
Once when I was six years old, I jumped down from the bars on the playground and sprained my ankle. My parents quickly brought me to my grandma, who performed traditional Chinese massage and applied herbs to the area - as well as grandmother love. My injury healed in no time, but this experience with Chinese medicine has stayed with me.
When I was a teenager, after coming to the US, I found that I had a deep curiosity for biology. I wanted to understand what caused health and illness in individuals and in populations. This led me to earn my MD and Masters in Public Health through Harvard University.
Alongside medical school, residency, and becoming board certified in internal medicine, I've completed two intensive 6-month trainings on acupuncture for physicians. I'm currently studying Chinese herbs through the Academy of Pain Research. I love to learn and will never stop enriching my understanding of the human body.
Through this long journey, meditation and yoga have been the saving grace for my own health. I began training with master yoga teacher Ana Forrest in 2008 and have been teaching ever since. I've completed 600 hours of training on how to teach yoga and meditation. I am experienced in teaching hatha, vinyasa, yin, and restorative yoga. I am drawn to teaching a variety of meditation styles, including vipassana (insight), metta (loving kindness), and yoga nidra (yogic sleep).