Billy LeGrand guides people to healthier, more fulfilling lives through mindful movement. His focus is helping anyone prepared to dramatically improve the quality of each and every day.
He has worked with faculty and students from Juilliard and Yale University, NCAA Division I athletes at the University of Iowa and University of Illinois, and professional musicians from the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera and Chicago Lyric Opera. He has helped children, moms, senior citizens, cancer survivors, yoga teachers, grocery store clerks, engineers, mail carriers, and many more.
LeGrand spent three years, 1,600 hours, training to teach the Alexander Technique with world renowned teachers Joan and Alex Murray from Great Britain. Later, he returned for another 1,600 hours in a post-graduate role, teaching and training further with the Murrays. He has taught the Alexander Technique throughout the US.
He is a certified yoga teacher with several thousand hours of teaching experience, having led private and studio classes as well as teacher training and continuing ed programs. He founded the non-profit Yoga For All San Diego, seeking to broaden access to quality yoga instruction. He created the Developing Yoga curriculum to help teachers and students build greater awareness and skill by exploring childhood developmental patterns.
Most recently, he became a certified bodyweight strength instructor through StrongFirst, successfully completing the challenging one arm/one leg pushup exam.
His teaching explores the way in which humans evolved as a whole, and how individuals develop and mature independently. LeGrand distills this embodied wisdom into clear, practical guidance tailored to each student's needs.
Life is simple, but it's not easy.
Same with the StrongFirst Bodyweight Strength Instructor (SFB) exam. Just one pass/fail requirement: a pushup with only one arm and one leg touching the ground. Simple, but not easy.