Teachers

Leah Raidt

Leah Raidt (she/they) is a trauma-informed meditation teacher and creative leader based in Chicago, IL & Louisville, KY. Her work uplifts and advances queer, feminist perspectives, and aims to guide us out of a solitary headspace and into an embodied journey together. Leah has over a decade experience as a professional actor, director, teaching artist, and spiritual seeker. In Fall 2021, Leah graduated from a rigorous, Vedic Meditation Teacher Training program with Mark Price of Alchemy Collective. The training included over 600 hours of advanced meditation practice, 2 week retreat, and anti-racism training and education. Then completed an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course with Patrick Mellen.

Leah holds a certificate of completion from the Integrated Somatic & Trauma Therapies program and Healing Trauma Workshop with Peter Levine at The Embody Lab. She offers customized meditation courses and actor training for private clients and small groups, and currently serve as drama chair at the KY Governor’s School for the Arts. www.LeahRaidt.com

Events with Leah Raidt

Meditation Training & Spiritual Reclamation for LGBTQ+
June 6 - 8, 2025

This class is for LGBTQ+ and those who love us. Open to all genders and all faith traditions. No prior meditation experience required. This retreat will explore the theme of Spiritual Reclamation. Participants will be initiated into Vedic Meditation, an ancient, effortless mantra-based practice designed to de-excite the nervous system, release stress, and provide greater states of restfulness, creativity, and adaptability. Participants will gain a self-sufficient, sustainable and trauma-sensitive meditation practice, providing greater access to one’s inner-authority and direct experience of divinity and wholeness. Select readings, discussions, and invitational fire and prayer ceremonies will explore the ways in which we,…