Laura began teaching movement in high school. A college dance injury to her back lead to over 20 years of chronic pain and physical limitation. She discovered yoga and meditation in the late 1980′s as a source of pain relief, and began teaching in 1990 through The Movement Center where she continues to study and teach today. Her yoga practice and teaching is highly influenced by her meditation studies with Swami Chetanananda and The Thinking Body-The Feeling Mind technique.
Laura’s teaching is influenced by her studies in dance, kinesiology, and naturopathic medicine. Her classes encourage a deep connection to breath, which facilitates a strong experience even when only simple postures are used. This close connection to breath facilitates a deep connection to the abdominal core, safety, and a deepening state of awareness.
As a result of her personal journey, Laura’s group and private classes work well for those dealing with pain, injury or limitation, or those who have been away from physical activity for some period of time. Her classes are also ideal for those looking for a meditative yoga experience.
Here’s a sneak preview of what you might expect in one of Laura’s gentle yoga classes: