Open Air Spa & Yoga Area

Denise Leicester


Denise Leicester

Ila founder Denise Leicester has spent a lifetime exploring the dynamics of natural healing. A qualified nurse, aroma-therapist, yoga teacher and yogic healer, her hands-on experience extends from the rural communities of India to the Dubai royal family, and spans Eastern and South American healing traditions.

At the heart of her study lies a belief in the power of healing energy. In 2005 Denise developed a unique concept of well-being that addressed the inner essence through the skin, an absolutely pure product range created in complete harmony with nature and delivered with conscious, healing intent.

Denise has woven every fibre of the ila matrix. She spent the first 12 months of the company’s inception researching, travelling and sourcing the purest ingredients from the most ethical international farmers and growers – simple but extraordinary people who inspired her with their deep love of the earth. She then created an infrastructure that functioned at the most sustainable and nourishing level possible.