Lea Marie Perfetti - Personal Biography
A native of Upstate New York, Lea began Ashtanga yoga in 2001. She made her first trip to Mysore in 2003 and returned to Mysore 4 times more to practice under the guidance of Guruji and Sharath. In 2012 she finished Intermediate Series with Sharath.
She is a student of Nancy Gilgoff since 2011 and continues her studies with her to the present. Lea is a graduate of Syracuse University with diplomas in Biology and Women's Studies. She and her husband Tarik van Prehn live in SW Portugal with their 4 children, where they run Yoga, Surf & Sun together, an internationally known Mysore program, where people from around the world deepen their practice and enjoy the beaches and nature in the area during the summer months. During the winter season, she and her husband travel to teach, mostly in Spain, New York, Norway, Portugal and Thailand. She is a practicing astrologer and surfer.