Co-Founder and Owner/Operator Leila Burrows began practicing power yoga with Bryan Kest as a UCLA undergraduate. In 2008 she finished her first 200 hour certification through Yoga Works of Santa Monica. She returned home to the Bay Area to open The Pad with longtime friend and business partner, Lily Riesenfeld. Leila practices daily because she has seen the powers of yoga and its many contributions towards sustaining mental clarity, physical strength and flexibility and a peaceful and connected mind and heart. Her classes are energizing, challenging, fun and music filled with uplifting, contemporary music. Leila teaches public and private classes, corporate classes, at special events and local weekend retreats on The Farm Grand Island where she runs www.RetreatToTheFarm.com. When off the mat, she can be found water skiing in the delta or snow skiing in the Tahoe area!