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Obituary – Leslie Faith Harris

In loving memory of Leslie Faith Harris

March 19, 1956 – November 28, 2023

In Memory of Leslie Faith Harris: March 19, 1956 – November 28, 2023

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Leslie Harris a beloved individual whose vibrant spirit touched the lives of many. Leslie transitioned peacefully, leaving behind a legacy of inspiration and positive influence. 

As we mourn her loss, we remember the extraordinary person she was and the indelible mark she left on the world of television and yoga. 

As an artist she explored graphic design, water colors, charcoal, pastels and acrylics. Leslie was a prolific writer beginning at the age of 16 and continuing until up until November 20th of this year.

Leslie started her professional career in television broadcasting, first at ABC, HBO and then NBC.  While there, she became Production Manager for Saturday Night Live, NBC Sports and Dateline.  

She received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences for her work on SNL.

During her tenure at Dateline/NBC, she received her first certification in yoga and eventually left the television industry to travel to India and pursue her passion for teaching and studying yoga. Leslie has seven yoga certifications from Integral Yoga Institute. 

She is also a graduate of the re-known two-year Iyengar Teacher Training. 

She has had an extensive private clientele, including Sarah Jessica Parker, whom she worked with for many years.  

People Magazine, Yoga Journal, The New York Daily News and Pregnancy Magazine have all interviewed Leslie for her yoga expertise.  

She has also written a column on yoga for Weight-Watchers Magazine. 

Leslie is survived by her devoted husband, Gene Lenahan, who shared in the joys and challenges of her extraordinary journey. 

Gene provided unwavering support as Leslie pursued her passions and made a lasting impact on everyone she encountered in her varied careers and life adventures.  Leslie and Gene moved to Carlsbad, CA June 2022

In addition to her husband, Leslie is survived by her brother, Neil Glassberg, and her nephews and nieces: Scott Glassberg, Ryan Glassberg, Sarah Glassberg, Sam Glassberg, Freya Glassberg, Frieda Glassberg, and her sister-in-law, Tassanee Glassberg.

As we come together to remember Leslie, let us also celebrate the beautiful connections she formed with family, friends, and the community. 

Her legacy of kindness, compassion, and dedication to well-being will live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her.

May Leslie enjoy the serenity of the everlasting universe, and may her loved ones find solace in the cherished memories they shared with her.   

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