Barefoot Movement

Oakland, United States

Barefoot Movement is a down-to-earth, community-oriented studio that offers friendly, personal approach to practice, and in-depth bodywork and yoga retreat.

Yoga Retreats 1

Limited availability

Instruction language: English

from US$1,585
from US$1,585
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Instructors 1

Alek Trail

Barefoot Movement (Yoga)

With her teaching philosophy rooted in authenticity, kinesthetic awareness, and question-asking and answering, her intention is for her students to walk out of her classes feeling as though they have a deeper sense of their inner-landscape with which they can dive deeper, intellectually, spiritually, and physically. Alek received her 500-hr certification with Leah Gillman at Barefoot Movement.

Reviews 1

    • David Inman CA

      BookYogaRetreats website

      I had the privilege of attending the Barefoot Movement retreat in Yelapa Mexico last week and would like to say it exceeded all my expectations. The yoga instruction was outstanding and truly helped advance my practice. The resort was rustically beautiful surrounded by a gorgeous arid jungle. The practice area was a 10 sided wood platform set in the back that felt like doing yoga in a treehouse. Free time was spent hiking and exploring the jungle, visiting the amazing (albeit windy) beach, seeing waterfalls, and exploring the rural village. I can also highly recommend the food which was the healthiest and tastiest Mexican food I've ever had. The resort staff was kind and pleasant and responded to our needs rapidly.

      As a warning the cabins are open to the air so the mosquito netting is a must. The beds are a little small and if you are hoping for a 5 star hotel this is not the retreat for you. However if you love nature, the outdoors, hiking, the beach, good food, and excellent yoga by all means give this one a go.

    Testimonials 3

    • Jalal

      Barefoot Movement website

      For about a year, I was a semi-regular attendee of Leahs classes at the Oakland YMCA. I just wanted to thank Leah for the positive impact shes had on my life. Her teachings set me on the path of a lifelong yoga devotee. I dont need to tell you the benefits Ive enjoyed from that gift. As someone who has had a limited, yet wide, variety of experiences with yoga, I want you to know that my experience with Leah stands out as the most engaging, educational, and enjoyable. When I think of the positive forces in my life, my yoga practice invariably comes to mind. Leah is most definitely to thank for that. I would be grateful if, someday, I were given the opportunity to practice with Leah again. In the meantime, I hope that she is being rewarded for the good that she has brought into the lives of others.

    • Kim Rankin

      Barefoot Movement website

      Leahs classes have been transformational for my yoga practice. Her combination of precision, athleticism, grace, and playfulness has been a delight to experience. She challenges me to go to my edge, yet is always flexible and accommodation - the sign of a true teacher.

    • Roxanne Fuller

      Barefoot Movement website

      Leah is an exceptional Yoga instructor. She is sensitive to her students needs, their challenges, and to their personal goals. She pays attention to detail, adjusting the pose as needed, with gentle compassion. I am motivated to be mindful and to challenge myself. At the end of Yoga practice, I feel the benefits of meditation, and my body feels more energized and free.

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