In February 2011, Leeza Edwards moved to Portland and continues to write , offer guidance, workshops and retreats. Along with some other amazing people, she's in the process of creating a school principled in "consciousness-based education." With the help of a small team and growing community in Portland Leeza is also offering two initiatives: Tender Voice of Children which addresses the issues of bullying and suicide, and Trans-spirituality which uses social innovation to "reconnect to our family of transgender/two-spirit/gender variant/intersexed peoples and allies"
Leeza is an author and passionate spiritual teacher with limitless patience and an amazing ability to bring serenity to people as they experience tremendous crisis. Her guidance, teachings, speaking engagements and community involvements have proven to be instrumental for many others to experience a deep sense of joy and aliveness. Her life is dedicated to being the portal for others to live their truth, to find their life's purpose and to speak with the "voice of authenticity".
Leeza was born and raised in the suburbs south of Atlanta Georgia. At the age of forty, while living in San Francisco, she experienced a sudden shift of consciousness. An inner transformation so complete, she often describes it as "an awakening... like a new-born child seeing life through the lens of intense Love, so vibrant and absolutely present".
Leeza's new life journey would be one that included discovering what had taken place in that instant. Having no teacher nor guru to confide in, the following few years proved to be a profound process in finding balance of form and formlessness. As well as integrating the wisdom traditions of the East and the West.
Immediately following this radical shift, many people would come seeking guidance. In 2008 while being with a friend who'd been diagnosed with cancer, she came to the realization that this would be her life's work. A teaching had already started to take shape and evolved slowly through small groups and personal spiritual guidance.
Spiritual School of Transcendence, principled on consciousness based education is intended to be built in the next two years.
Tender Voice of Children offers a radical new approach to bullying and suicide.
Trans-Spiritual Gatherings being offered at In Other Words Feminist Book Shop First Tuesdays of every month.