Leila A. Fortier

Yoga Ambassador

Activity Type

Yoga, meditation, pranayama, philosophy


E-500 RYT, YECEP, Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Ashtanga

Current City

Vallejo, CA, USA

Leila A. Fortier is an E-RYT® 500, YACEP® certified yoga teacher and founder of ANANTA, a registered yoga school without borders. ANANTA offers teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats utilizing ANANTA’s custom developed system on the art of teaching yoga. Leila holds over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry with a multitude of certifications as a master personal trainer, instructor, and consultant. After investing over a decade studying various forms of yoga, Leila completed her 200 hr. teacher training through Blue Fire Yoga while living abroad in Okinawa, Japan where she went on to teach yoga to active duty military and their families.

Leila then traveled to India to attain her 300 hr. advanced teacher training through Rishikesh Yog Peeth, completing advanced studies in yogic philosophy, Ayurveda Marma techniques, and Yoga Nidra. She also holds additional certifications in Yin Yoga, SUP Yoga, the Prison Yoga Project, and Yoga2Life as a certified Life Coach. She also completed her teacher training in the Ashtanga Primary Series through legend, Tim Miller. Leila specializes in Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, and Ashtanga. She believes in fostering community connections and healing through service and advocacy, with special attention to trauma informed practices. She is passionate about her role as mentor to students and burgeoning teachers in devotion to their continued development through the art of teaching yoga. In her spare time, Leila is also a globally published author, artist, and photographer:

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