"For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you, says the LORD, plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." ~Jeremiah 29:11
Strength in Body, Mind, and Spirit
Leneé Cook-Braxton, M.S., RYT has been dancing since she learned how to walk. Born in Los Angeles, CA (a worldwide dance hub) and raised in Durham, NC (home of the American Dance Festival), movement is a part of Leneé’s spirit. In 1996, Leneé made history as the youngest captain for the Inaugural NFL Carolina Panthers Cheerleader Squad. In August of 2000, after experiencing paralysis on the left side of her body, Leneé received a heartbreaking diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Grateful to utilize her dance and Kinesiology education, Leneé regained mobility and strength in what her doctors deemed "record timing". During one of the most challenging times in her life, God showed Leneé that incorporating Complementary and Alternative (CAM) Therapies into her treatment plan would be instrumental for her continued healing and well-being.
Leneé obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Dance, her Master's Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sport Psychology, and is simultaneously pursuing her Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine and M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Leneé is licensed by the Professional Wellness Alliance, an RYT 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher, a NASM® Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist and comprehensively trained in both the Polestar® and Peak Pilates® Methods. She is an SCW Certified Mat Pilates Instructor, Exhale® Certified Barre Instructor, a Spinning® Certified Instructor, NASE® Certified Endurance Coach, a member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Leneé also serves as a Board Member for the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion.
Leneé was twice nominated as "Best Barre Instructor" in Best Self Atlanta Magazine and served as a Featured Contributor/Writer for Best Kept Self Magazine. In 2020, Leneé was selected as one of the five Inaugural Struct Scholars through Struct Club and the Women In Fitness Association. As a Senior Columnist for The Los Angeles Tribune, Leneé has the pleasure of writing meaningful content on a variety of topics. Leneé is also Co-host of the Mindful Business Renegades Podcast (ranked 38th in Norway)!
Leneé believes that the Lord has given all of us limitless potential through our unique mind-body connection.