Leisha Knight

Founder and Teacher

Leisha is the founder of Yoga Trekking International.  Leisha Knight spent 9 years performing as an acrobat for Cirque du Soleil where she also taught yoga to the Cirque du Soleil performers of “Love”, “Amaluna, “Elvis”, “Iris”, and “O”.  Leisha is a 200 hr. RYT and has completed over 500 hrs of teacher training with many incredible yogis and yoginis around the world including, David Williams (Astanga Yoga legend), Nicki Doane (founder of Maya Yoga), Annie Carpenter (founder of Smart Yoga) and her primary teacher, Shiva Rea who specializes in Prana Flow Yoga, a variation of Vinyasa Flow that focuses on the movements of Prana within the asanas.  She also taught at Yoga Sanctuary in Las Vegas, Yoga on the Beach in Laguna Beach, CA, David Barton’s Fitness in Las Vegas, LIC Climbing Gym in New York City, Yoga on the Beach in Daytona Beach, FL, and in the community center in Normandy, France.  Leisha spent 8 months in Kathmandu, Nepal volunteering for Circus Kathmandu, a vocational rehabilitation program for human trafficking victims. She taught yoga at Pranamaya Yoga in Kathmandu, Nepal and is currently teaching at PH Balanced Fitness in Birmingham, Alabama and substitute teaching at the Yoga Circle and Villager Yoga in Birmingham as well.  Leisha primarily teaches Prana Flow,  Vinyasa Flow, and Hatha Yoga. 

Roshan Maharjan

Founder and Guide

Roshan is from the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal where he began exploring the National Parks, Shivapuri and Nagarjun as a child.  He loved walking in the mountains, meeting the people, and connecting with undeveloped communities around Nepal.  He remains fascinated by the people of his country who live in areas with no accessible roads or transportation but incredibly generous spirits with whom he is able to share music, meals, and great conversation. He is passionate about bringing foreigners into these communities where he can share Nepal's colorful traditions with the world.  He is a certified guide who has spent his life exploring the areas that he now shares with our Yoga Trekking Community including the Everest, Annapurna, and Gosaikunda Regions that Yoga Trekking International regularly visits.

Binod Dangol

Founder and Manager

Binod is from Tokha, a community on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley at the base of Shivapuri and Nagarjun National Park.  He spent many years working to help develop and clean up his community. He has taken solo treks around Nepal where he learned that many communities were in need of basic development in order to sustain themselves. Human rights,  access to clean energy, clean water and waste treatment are important issues for him.  He believes that developing relationships with the global population through yoga trekking will bring awareness about the condition of Nepal to the world.  Small village exposure through tourism will simultaneously educate village communities, improve the economy,  and improve accessibility to the smaller less accessible communities in Nepal thus contributing to the development of the country that he loves so much.