Leigh Blashki

General, Ayur, Hatha, Classical, Gentle, Gitananda, Therapeutic, Meditation, iRest, Registered Yoga Therapist,

Registered Senior Teacher


Registered Senior Teacher

Member No: 5


Leigh Blashki is widely regarded as the father of yoga therapy in Australia. He is the founder of  the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy, Past-President of Yoga Australia, a member of the Council of Advisors for Yoga Australia and the IAYT , member of the IAYT Certification Committee and  was the founding secretary of the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists.

With influence and training from a number of traditions and teachers, including Sri Yogendra, Swami Gitananda, A.G. Mohan and Dr. Richard Miller, Leigh has practiced Yoga for 46 years, taught for over 35 years, practiced Yoga therapy for  24 years and had over 350 graduates from his Yoga teacher training and Yoga therapy training courses, which are held in high esteem in Australia. More recently he has immersed himself in the sharing of  Dr Richard Miller's iRest (integrative restoration) and is Certified iRest Teacher. He also serves in a voluntary capacity as the Associate Director - Australasia for the Integrative Restoration Institute.

He  has post-graduate qualifications in Health Sciences and Yoga Therapy and under-graduate qualifications in Counselling, Human Performance, Massage, Nutrition, Yoga and Ayurveda.

As a founding member of the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia, Leigh took a leading role in 2001 in establishing a unified set of standards and code of practice for Yoga teachers in Australia. As secretary of the Australian Association of Yoga therapists, he was actively involved in the establishment of standards for Yoga Therapy practice and training in Australia and continues this work as part of various IAYT committees.

Leigh teaches iRest in small groups and individually and conducts regular workshops on various kriyas that he has developed and is a sort-after presenter locally and internationally.


03 5942 7484
67 Lilliput Lane, PAKENHAM, VIC, 3810

Salts of the Earth

03 5942 7484
Treloar Lane, Pakenham, Victoria, 3810

""Apprehend this moment to comprehend eternity""

Leigh Blashki 2010

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