Teaching Since: 2005
Teaching Style: Therapeutic slow flow incorporating yoga philosophy, blending modern movement science with traditional yoga practice, integrating restorative poses and the use of props
Specialties: Wall Yoga practice, Yoga Anatomy, working with injuries or special conditions, the lymphatic system
Yoga first came into my life in the form of a Denise Austin VHS tape the summer before I left for college. After falling out of several poses I thought about giving the tape away, but something drew me back for another try. I realized that yoga was the perfect compliment to the years of competitive sports that had taken a toll on my body. I developed an insatiable appetite for learning new poses, studying breath work and yoga philosophy. The 8 Limbed path of yoga was the most complete system I had ever encountered to provide support through the challenges of life and I knew I wanted to share it with others. In 2005 I completed my first teacher training, while working on my B.A. in Psychology. I went on to complete my M.S. in Occupational Therapy, which has strongly influenced my style of teaching. The foundation of knowledge that I gained as a therapist then lead me to combine this with yoga to become a Certified Yoga Therapist. This profession bridges the gap between healthcare and yoga to promote healing and wellness with the tools of yoga.
In June of 2019 I completed my first yoga book, “Yoga Therapy At The Wall”. This manual was a product of my years working with students at Hummingbird Yoga as well as many exercises I use with patients in a clinical setting. The sequences in this book are often a part of my group class.
When I am not practicing yoga I enjoy hiking, camping and traveling to warm places. I consider myself to be a minimalist, living in a 192 sq. foot Tiny House on Wheels with my partner, Patrick, and our rescue dog, Redford.
YouTube: “LauraGyoga” & “Let New Adventures Begin”