OMG ! Lesa Stempin


~ is an awesome teacher. If you would like a beautiful synergistic way to improve your connections both with true self & the earth around you, this is it!

Even if you have tried yoga in the past and didn't like it or it was so-so (like me)...
Lesa's spirit and grasp of gentle yet powerful yoga will reconnect you to your core & just like me, I am sure you will love her peaceful meditations!     Nakiva


Lesa first of all is very well informed

 and practices what she preaches. I have been a challenge to her and she has met the challenge. Knees are my problem areas and she has always worked with me to keep them moving without pain. Her classes are very individual and on track. Meditations are great. Please TRY THE DRUMMING SESSIONS AND YOGA HIKES...YOU'LL LOVE THEM TOO.         Joyce    

Tai Chi....I have never done

any type of martial arts. And  I'm not one who exercises. As many years as I have been on the planet flexibly or balance is not my strong suit!

Jay takes you from learning how to be single weighted (balance yourself on one foot) to actually doing this. I had issues with my right knee. Tai Chi has corrected the issues and I HAVE BALANCE and stronger legs and body core. These are just a couple of physical improvements. The AMAZING part is that I did this in just 6 lessons. Just wait, after a year I should have the flexibility of a 45 yr old. 

THANK YOU Jay for all the love 

you share with us as well.

I Am Pat Z.


Lesa is a breath of fresh air

   for the soul. My granddaughter and I have taken yoga classes with her and enjoyed it very much. Four of my grandchildren (ranging in age from 25 to 15) and many friends have participated in her full moon drum circles on the beach. We have also enjoyed sound baths with Lesa. If you have never been to a drum circle or sound bath it is a must for your bucket list !!! As a Reiki student, Lesa was one of our best. Thanks Lesa for all you do.     Jane


Lesa's approach to yoga is profound,

 gentle and insightful. After my 1st session of Phoenix Rising my body felt open and my consciousness to this day still reverberates with the mantra she helped me discover: "I reside in my foundation of creative power".     Oren    

T'ai Chi with Jay Stempin


has been a wonderful experience for me and my stepson.  Jay has a unique gift in his teaching style, blending gentle physical movements with the energy of his healing and meditative presence.  I appreciate his willingness to share his years of experience with this ancient art and practice. I highly recommend Jay's class to anyone who is interested in T'ai Chi, the benfits truly resonate into every aspect of life.

~Roger Lockshier, Shamanic Practitioner

They tell me love is the road to enlightenment

  If this is true then I found a quaint little school at the base of this mountain road...with a very wise teacher. I stopped in, took some beginner yoga classes, which got me grounded to start co-creating with God. But you can't stop there! You have to take a Reiki session....it could blow your mind. In closing, I would like to say that I have learned a lot in the short time that Lesa worked with me...Thanks Lesa.    Ernest  

I would highly recommend Lesa

 for her healing sessions. Whether it be yoga, drum circles, Reiki or hikes out in nature, Lesa's background in nursing and intuitive healing greatly add to her sessions. I especially enjoy the yoga hikes, and how Lesa brings the energy from the earth to yoga. You will not be disappointed in any class you enroll in with Lesa. She is prepared and open to guidance from spirit!    Jenni P.

I really enjoy my Tai Chi classes

Jay is a great teacher, he is patient and extremely conscientious. I am becoming more centered and aware of how I move my body. Learning how to shift my weight and move my whole body in a more synchronized manner is definitely going to help my golf game. Thank you Jay for bringing Tai Chi to Wilmington.  Russ D.

I am a 62 year old woman with severe COPD

 I am on continuous oxygen around the clock. I did quit smoking 2 years ago after smoking for 47 years. I felt like my life was over and had terrible anxiety about what was happening to my body. I was very limited at what I could do. My girlfriend suggested chair yoga to help as it helped her tremendously. I then read Lesa's ad in the paper and called to see if she could come to the house. She was willing and it took me awhile to make up my mind but we got started. That is what is so unique about Lesa, she fits any situation and has tons of experience and knowledge about yoga and nursing the body. She is more than happy to teach and share her gifts with everyone. She has helped me bring back hope and peace. I am beginning to do more now and have more energy and breathe easier. We take little steps at a time and now I am happy once more. Peace.      Mary F.

For years I watched yoga on TV

 and said to myself I could never do that. I was wrong. I am a 63 -year-old male born with spina bifida. I have been on crutches since the age of 4. Thanks to Lesa  and her chair yoga instruction I am learning to do many of the things I have seen other yoga enthusiasts do over the years.
I am a relatively active retiree who works out three times a week and tries to do as much walking as I can. The chair yoga classes have enabled me to increase my stretching ability and my range of motion. This is important to me because over the years the crutches have taken their toll on my knees and in particular, my shoulders.
The other benefit I have achieved through the meditation/visualization segment of yoga is improved sleeping. I am a chronic insomniac but yoga has allowed me to increase my ability to relax and to lessen the effects of an overactive mind. I plan to remain studying with Lesa as I am always learning new things every time I meet with her. She is excellent in dealing with people with or without disabilities.               Les R.

I suffer from migraines

 and stress easily. I've tried different medications and treatments to help me relax but have found only mild help with traditional medicine. I've also tried other yoga instructors and although very good, they just didn't have the peace I found with Lesa and her methods. I can honestly say that I've never felt more relaxed than after the woods hike at Petrifying Spring Park. My body just melted with the quiet we enjoyed and the moves we did. Even before the hikes start, I'm already relaxed with how she sets up. Thank you, Lesa. I look forward to many more truly relaxing and enjoyable classes with you.   Kristin 


Private Tai Chi on the BEACH

Imagine an hour of sunrise, beach-side Tai Chi each and every day for 9 days as a part of your vacation. I did. And Jay helped make it happen.  An easy-going and knowledgeable instructor, Jay is also logistically flexible and available to accommodate custom arrangements of times and locations. I highly recommend Tai Chi for beginners of all ages as well as those looking to experience a new style or a refresh.

Dean S.

I have numerous physical issues

  and Lesa adapted the class sequences to accomodate me. I didn't realize how much until I got really sick and a friend who continued the class made a statement that it was much more challenging. I now have one of her DVD's and love it! Also, her meditation techniques made a huge difference in my ability to deal emotionally with the chemo and radiation. Thank you, Lesa. You and Jay will forever remain in my heart and my prayers. God bless.  Dawn S.

Lesa offers a full spectrum

  of amazing gifts and natural venues where she holds clear and high love frequencies, sharing techniques, tools and insights to assist in the facilitation of self-healing. These gifts include yoga, sound, crystal and reiki healing, drumming circles and so much more! Lesa's gift of scanning deep within the physical body, combined with her medical training and shamanic awareness make her a powerful teacher and guide as she sees both the energetic cause and the resulting physical manifestation ready to be healed. Lesa builds relationships, is wonderful at connecting with all ages, especially teens Working with Lesa has helped me get back in my body, heal and love my body as my avatar to walk in this world. You are in great hands at Lumiere Therapeutic Yoga! Laurie D.

I loved Lesa's Yoga hikes

 I loved Lesa's yoga hikes! Truly a mind, body, spirit connection. Lesa is very knowledgable and helpful while remaining down-to-earth. I highly recommend her! Marie K.

Reiki Level 1 Certification

 Lesa's instruction and guidance in the Reiki I class was fantastic and I learned so much that will improve my health and quality of life. Highly recommended!!!!! Linda H.

Lesa and Jay

  are beautiful gifted healers with heart-centered modalities. I highly recommend any of their classes and sessions. Candace 


From Peter age 81


I have two artificial knees and a rebuilt shoulder.

I looked into Tai Chi as a gentle way to rebuild strength and balance in my legs and to improve the flexibility in my shoulder.

After 2 months of 3 times per week of Tai Chi, my strength and balance has improved markedly in my legs,and the range of motion in my shoulder is much better.

There are many Tai Chi videos on You Tube but Tai Chi is very subtle and complex. You need an instructor to show you the correct way initially, and to continue to monitor your progress.

Jay is the right instructor at the right time. Like any instructor they must be able to demonstrate the correct moves and to have the patience to help you make progress steadily.

Like any athletic endeavor it takes time and persistence along with a good coach. Jay has provided the coaching, and expertise. It is up to me to be persistent. Our sessions are in a studio or outdoors if the weather permits and they are enjoyable because Jay is patient and very well-versed in Tai Chi.

I've been studying Tai Chi with Jay

 since the beginning of the year and have found him to be a gifted teacher. My balance and posture have improved and the practice helps me center. And we laugh!


I wasn't sure

if I'd like this class, or this type of exercise. After over an hour with Jay, I was flowing. It's good he mentioned that we might hurt on the inside because we had exercised our organs with all the stretching we had done. As a cancer survivor, I have many permanent issues from the side effects of treatment and many things that I had found I could do easily before were no longer easy at all. Jay was very patient. There were options to choose from if one stretch wasn't the best one. He has a good sense of humor, explains things clearly, and is respectful of medical issues. This is a wonderful form of exercise for all ages and abilities. It's a whole body workout that gives you joy because you know you can handle it which is pure pleasure. I've had some ortho surgeries lately so haven't been back but want to continue when I can. Good job, Jay!


Jay Stempin is a gifted teacher

From the beginning I felt like we had done tai chi together before, it felt familiar, comforting, vital and magical. Jay teaches with gentle humor, deep connection and light feet. He reminds me what it is to be present in my body, to honor the stillness and the movement in between. Find a way to take one of his classes and you will never look back!

I’ve been studying Tai Chi with Jay

since the beginning of the year and have found him to be a gifted teacher. My balance and posture have improved and the practice helps me center. And we laugh! 


Jay Stempin loves teaching Tai Chi.

It is his calling. I am so grateful I found him at this point in my life. My strength, energy and love for life has come back after taking just 8 Tai Chi classes. Thank you Jay! 



What a beautiful soul and gifted teacher Jay is!

  He inspires you while breaking down these forms in a way you can easily follow.  It's a pleasure to learn from him!  


1 2 3 Jay Rocks!

 It's hard to find the words to describe a lesson with Jay. So all I can say is you have to try a class, session or just talk to him.