Leela School Mentors have committed to more than 3 years training with the Leela School and with Eli. They have a high level of proficiency with the skills and a depth of self-realization that allows them to support students in the Leela School courses and mentor students in both personal awakening from the trance of suffering, as well as the use of the skills to support others.

Leela Foundation Teacher

Stevie Leppard
Executive Director and Mentor

My meeting with Eli Jaxon-Bear in 2009 was a life-changing event. Experiencing firsthand the powerful transformation that Eli is able to catalyze through hypnosis, NLP, and the Enneagram, I discovered my true nature beyond mind. Since that time I have increasingly devoted my life to assisting in the awakening of others. I completed the 3-year Leela Therapy Training in 2011, and since then have been mentoring students on the spiritual path under Eli’s masterful guidance. I’m excited and honoured to be appointed the Executive Director, as well as Mentor, for the Leela School of Awakening.

My background includes 25 years working in the medical field; I worked for 20 years as an ophthalmologist where I was frequently involved in training up-and-coming eye surgeons. I became drawn to the spiritual search in 2003 after an existential crisis caused me to re-evaluate the meaning and direction of my life.

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Heidi Heidi Polzin

It was at an Enneagram Retreat in 2002 in Hamburg that I met Eli for the first time.

Without ever searching for a teacher and even though in the beginning, I understood only a fraction of what he was saying, it immediately became clear to me that I had found a real teacher.

In some way his words went into the depths by themselves and were heard from something that had always been there. 
His invitation to discover and to be true to this deeper quality of being which is present in each and every one of us has been so convincing for me that I consistently followed it from then on. 
The enneagram and the therapeutic skills of  NLP and clinical hypnosis have proven to be powerful tools to uncover how we veil this precious treasure in us. 
When used responsibly it’s like a map that helps us find our way home. 

 In 2006 I started with the training in Leela Therapy.  
 In my daily work as an osteopath for adults and babies, these techniques and the unshakable knowledge of our true identity naturally flow into it. 
 In Silence I can recognize that there is a natural intelligence shining through in everyone that you can follow with your hands or some therapeutic interventions.
I am happy to assist you in looking through the various veils to finally discover your own radiant self.
  You can contact me at:

Sukhita Derova










Caroline Wiedemann
Meeting Eli in 2001 has been the greatest luck – unexpected, unimagined, undeserved. My life has transformed into the most precious gift: Love, Clarity, Truth, Depth and Gratitude… and from all of that being available as a True Friend – to myself and to others, in all circumstances.
Being a True Friend, being still and in integrity, is a matter of heart to me. On this ground and with Eli’s invaluable blend of insight, skills and tools, deep support is possible: for clients in my private practice, for students of the Leela School, for you!
I am looking forward to meeting you!
For a session via zoom or skype, please contact me at:
Johannes von Gwinner

After many years of attending beautiful groups and retreats with Eli and Gangaji since 1999, I am so deeply grateful to Eli for making the Leela School available in this form.

The School is the home for my development and awakening on a deeper level. Here, in order to be a True Friend and to learn to be there for others, I have to deeply understand and realize what is my true nature and how I can move away from it. This is my experience of Papaji’s teaching: “Let both client and therapist wake up”.

To be in service for this is a source of pure love and joy for me.

I live in Berlin and can meet you in my practice or via Skype or Zoom online,  languages are German and English.

For sessions, please contact me via mail:
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Casey Frieder

It is a great joy for me to serve as a mentor in the Leela School. I first met Eli in 2004, and from that moment forward, he has been a true teacher; always guiding my awareness out of the make-believe stories in my head and back to the living presence in my heart. Thanks to the brilliance of Eli’s therapeutic skills, the wisdom of the Enneagram, and Ramana Maharishi’s transmission of silence, the Leela School makes it possible for anyone to wake up from the trance of suffering and experience lasting fulfillment.

I’ve discovered that there is nothing I enjoy more than being a True Friend, with a quiet mind and open heart, and helping others to discover the radiance of their own Self.

In my daily work as a chiropractic physician, I find that showing up as a True Friend deepens my interactions with clients and quite naturally illuminates the healing resources already within them. It is a profound blessing to serve in this way!

Contact: 541-708-2088

Monique Engelenburg-Smits

Everything is useful and welcome. To simply sit quiet, watching movements of the mind, observing self-betrayal and storytelling.

To be willing to tell the truth is the key to wake up from being entranced.

From deep self inquiry arises the Inactive, Peaceful, full of Knowledge experience and the realisation that we each have all that we need.

My personal war is over. I am so grateful to Eli and this lineage of Silence and Truth. I loved Eli from the first second I felt him entering the retreat room. My tears dropped all by themselves. The sweetest Silence was present.

Everyone loves to be truly met and I would love to meet you with a silent mind and an open heart.

I studied Psychology and Communication Science and I am a businessperson as well.

Since 2007 I give certified therapeutic hypnose sessions in the English, German and Dutch language.



Julia Green
Skills Mentor

Eli is a true teacher whom I first met in 2011. To have recognised my true nature beyond the story of the mind is the most precious gift of a lifetime. In love and silence, life opens up and there is joy, clarity, peace, depth, space…
I started training with the Leela School when it first began in Australia in 2016, and became a certified Leela therapist.   
With Eli’s profound blend of insight, the wisdom of the Enneagram, and the therapeutic skills of Ericksonian hypnosis and neurolinguistics – deep lasting change is possible. To see through the patterns of ego and stay true to your natural self.
It is my great joy to meet and support you as a True Friend, with a quiet mind and an open heart.
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“When you can recognize who you are not, then there is a possibility to wake up and discover who you really are.”