Leah Mott
August 27, 2018

RYT, Yoga Instructor

From the INVIVO Wellness location, Leah Mott will provide comprehensive mental health care for adults. She also provides assessment and diagnosis of mental health disorders, initiation and management of mental health medications, as well as counseling related to supplements, nutrition, and lifestyle. She is currently accepting clients both in-person and virtually.

As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and yoga teacher, Leah is skilled at balancing the science of medication management with the holistic practices of counseling, mindfulness, meditation, and restorative yoga.  Leah created her practice, Lake Effect Wellness LLC, in 2020 to provide mental health care to the Milwaukee community.

Leah is passionate about working together with clients to create a personalized journey to mental wellness. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Leah works with clients to reach their full potential. She helps people reconnect their mind, body, and spirit to lead a purposeful and joyful life.

She has been practicing psychiatry in Milwaukee since 2016 in a variety of settings including private practice, community mental health centers, and hospitals. Leah is a board-certified mental health nurse practitioner, and she is licensed in the state of Wisconsin. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Averno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Leah is a fervent supporter of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ members of her community.

Visit Mental Wellness on the INVIVO website.
Visit Lake Effect Wellness website.

Q&A with Leah Mott

Q. How long have you been a yoga teacher?
A. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance (RYT-200) and have been teaching yoga classes since 2014.

Q. What areas do you specialize in?
A. I specialize in Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Bhakti Yoga.  I teach yoga to help all souls awaken to their inner strength and inherent beauty so that they, too, can live a life of freedom and joy.

Q. What brought you to your current style of practice?
A. I took my first yoga class with my mom when I was in college.  I was searching for a way to be my authentic self, and yoga was the safe space that allowed me to be vulnerable and imperfect and flawed.  From that moment on, my practice has been my foundation for growth, understanding, happiness, and love in my life.

Q. What can a new student expect?
A. I create a friendly, peaceful class environment for everyone, from curious beginners to experienced practitioners wanting to further their self-awareness.  I am passionate about teaching a yoga class that instills connection between the mind, body, and spirit. Our bodies are so beautifully and powerfully made, no matter what shape or size they are.  My goal is to help students cultivate self-love through mindful movement (asana), breath (pranayama), and meditation. My yoga classes are educational, introspective, and leave students feeling balanced and whole.

Q. What is your favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee?
A. My absolute favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee is sitting on the rocks by the river in the nature area outside of Invivo.  I love taking a morning walk down the river to that spot, and sitting, meditating, and breathing. It makes sense why I love teaching at Invivo so much, because the windows in the studio look out onto my favorite beautiful spot in all of Milwaukee!

Q. What is your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?
A. I love Cubanitas!  I absolutely love their plantain chips, guacamole, and mojitos.  It is such a fun and unique place to go for dinner.

Q. What are your top three favorite things to do/hobbies?
A. I enjoy walking in nature, reading personal growth books, and going on backpacking adventures with my boyfriend.  Alongside teaching yoga, I am a mental health nurse, and a mental health nurse practitioner student.