“I first decided to reach out to Bess because I had been struggling with stomach issues, and I was hoping for some help with my nutrition. What I didn’t realize though, is that I would be getting SO much more than that. Not only did I get help with what to eat, recipe ideas, and certain tips pertaining to my specific problems, but I also received help with my anxiety which has been a complete game changer for me. I have started learning the practice of meditation, how to use essential oils, and how to really love and accept myself for who I am and be more positive. I would 100% recommend Bess to anyone from someone who has a major health issue to someone who just feels like something is off in their life.”
"I am a 51 year old overweight diabetic. I met Bess at a healthy cooking workshop. I told her I was interested in nutrition help to lower my blood glucose. I thought she would give me a diet plan telling me when and what to eat and I was looking forward to starting a new diet and trying some different than all the other diets I have tried. She didn’t give me what I wanted but instead gave me what I needed. I’m learning to listen to my body and to be kind to myself. My blood glucose is lower and I feel much better physically and also mentally. I call Bess my nutritionist but she is also a counselor/friend."
"I attended the yoga weekend at Ute lodge in 2017 with Bess Leader as our instructor. The entire weekend was therapeutic beyond what I imagined. The facilities were comfortable, the community was welcoming and our instructor Bess was gentle and attentive. There was a wide range of abilities in our group and she did a fantastic job of accommodating each of us. She assisted with proper alignment and took requests prior to class starting. I enjoyed her very much and recommend this weekend to anyone looking for a peaceful weekend in the mountains!"
"A few years ago I had the opportunity to join Bess on one of the retreats she helps host at Ute Lodge in Meeker, CO. Such a beautiful setting and experience. Ute Lodge is tucked into a remote area of CO, surrounded by acres of forests, a river, a lake and an abundance of wildlife. We stayed in cabins on site with yoga twice daily, mixed in with hikes to some of the largest aspen trees in CO and fields of wildflowers, and delicious, healthy meals. Bess is a wonderful instructor. She has the knowledge and passion to help you get immersed in your practice. The Ute Lodge just adds to the overall experience.
** And on a side note, Bess gives the best hugs! "
"I have had the pleasure of attending Bess's yoga classes, eating her delicious healthy-medicine filled food and listened to her Ayurvedic lifestyle advice.
Bess has a down to earth, understandable style and is both talented and inspirational.
She is a humble teacher with a comprehensive knowledge of what she preaches. I would recommend Bess to anyone!"
"Bess teaches a lovely meditative HATHA style class that isn't my usual go to- as i generally prefer a more active style, but when I make her class a priority I always feel blessed at what i find during practice w/ her.
I love her classes as its a great opportunity to relax and go deeper inside. She has a way of assisting to calmly surrender the mind and go deeply into the body and present moment.
I really like her patience and ability to teach movement that otherwise seems daunting.
Thanks for being an amazing teacher BESS!"