Yee Leng is a 2-time breast cancer survivor. Her first diagnosis occurred 25 years ago at the age of 24. She underwent a mastectomy, followed by a prophylactic mastectomy a year later.
Her second news of cancer came on Christmas Eve in 2015, and has recently gone through chemotherapy and radiation. In September of this year, Yee Leng felt well enough to teach yoga again and has resumed all activities prior to the second diagnosis. She credits yoga and meditation for getting her physically and mentally ready for each round of chemotherapy, and to get through the side effects with a sense of comfort and ease. She believes that everyone can come “home” to their bodies, in whatever condition; quietly listening to the wisdom within.
Yee Leng received her 200-hour yoga teacher training from Frog Pond Yoga Centre in Princeton in 2011, and has taken seminars and workshops focusing on the therapeutic practices of yoga. She has studied with Dr. Timothy McCall, founder/director of Yoga as Medicine; Matthew Sanford, founder of Mind Body Solutions; yoga therapists Brahmi (Beth Gold-Bernstein) and Lorrie Jacobsohn, Directors of TriYoga Boston. In July 2016, Yee Leng participated in bodhi and mind yoga’s cancer-informed teacher training.