Petra Ledkovsky van Aarem, E-RYT 500, spent her formative years on the beaches of Wellfleet in the summer and on the Upper West Side of Manhattan during the school year. In 2002, she discovered the therapeutic benefits of yoga and thus began her path of study and followed the calling to teach. She founded Orleans Yoga in 2013 on her beloved Outer Cape Cod for all to study and benefit from the potent practice of yoga.
Teaching since 2006, Petra studies with Tias and Surya Little of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has completed their 300 hour advanced certification program. She also holds certifications in Reformer Pilates I and II, and studies with back care yoga specialist, Alison West, with whom she completed her Ropes & Slings yoga certification in 2018.
Petra teaches a full schedule of weekly yoga classes, seasonal specialty workshops, and annual global retreats combining a blend of innovation and tradition in her sometimes challenging yet always therapeutic approach to yoga. She can often be found working privately with clients in the smaller of the two studios which features Reformer Pilates equipment and a yoga ropes wall.