About Me

I have been practicing Bikram yoga for over three years In the last year, I have ramped up my practice considerably. I am currently practicing 6-7 days a week. In January 2012, I completed seven straight days of doubles. In May 2012, I began (and then later completed) a 66-day challenge. In November 2012, I participated in my first regional competition (and likely placed last).

I am also an associate professor of literacy studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I live in Durham, NC. You can find me practicing at Bikram Yoga Raleigh: http://bikramyogaraleigh.com/.

The picture you see here is what I look like when I’ve showered after class.

Questions? Contact me at mybikramyogalife@gmail.com

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cynthia DeLay
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 13:23:34

    Thanks Leigh and I enjoyed reading your blog about period and yoga. I find women are low on iron around their cycles which could male a difference in class before, during and after. I only eat fish and minimal chicken. I agree it is a tougher time during my cycle.

    I look forward to seeing you in the Hot Room 🙂

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  2. leighahall
    Nov 16, 2012 @ 07:25:53

    Yetta – I dropped you a line through your website, but not sure it went through.

    Reply

  3. Wes Vonn
    Mar 26, 2013 @ 11:41:53

    Hello,
    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could email me?
    David

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  4. Kelly
    Jul 07, 2013 @ 10:30:15

    So glad I found your blog. I’ve just recently started and am surprised at how much I’m enjoying Bikram yoga. There are a couple poses I’m convinced I’ll never be able to do – but who knows? It’s definitely a journey. Thanks for your insights.

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  5. Anita
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 21:45:12

    What a transformation, Ms Hall ! I remember you as my 6th grade teacher back in 1997. It has been ages. I will give Bikram yoga a try myself. You look very content with life!

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    • leighahall
      Oct 14, 2013 @ 11:58:34

      Hi Anita! What a fabulous surprise to hear from you. If I taught you in 1997, I had you in my first year of teaching. I was probably a complete mess. 🙂 I hope all is well with you. If you try Bikram, let me know what you think.

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  6. Seren
    Nov 13, 2013 @ 00:47:56

    Hi Leigha, love your blog. I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award, check out this post for all the details. Thanks for sharing, Kat 🙂 http://wp.me/p2WxJX-iX

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  7. Jenny Fagan
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 18:12:52

    I’ve really been enjoying your blog- and I love that you are able to have such a busy, successful practice along with being a professor! I am currently working on my PhD and will likely be pursuing a career in academia when I finish. How has your experience been balancing your Bikram life with your work life?

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