Laurie was one of those people who was dragged kicking and screaming to her first yoga class in 1988. Something must have resonated because in 2005 she completed the 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu.
Over the past 20-some odd years, Laurie has observed herself in a constant state of change and growth; as both a student and as a teacher of yoga. The transformative powers and the sheer beauty of yoga impact her continually—realigning her physically, mentally and emotionally.
Laurie encourages her students to approach yoga with a sense of adventure, patience and curiosity. To Laurie, yoga is a never-ending playground of learning and discovery. Exploring yoga is not just about the knowledge and insight that come through the physical practice; it’s about observing and enjoying the ride as the road unfolds before us—forever living in the present moment.
Laurie’s classes are grounded in the Hatha Yoga tradition, though over the years she has been inspired by numerous teachers. Her training in the Ashtanga and Anusara styles has instilled discipline, focus, and the science of alignment with the spirit of opening the heart. She is grateful to all her teachers: David Swenson, Mark Darby, Baron Baptiste, David Williams, Beryl Bender Birch, Rodney Yee and Sean Corne; but above all, it is her studies with Todd Norian and Anne Greene that have been the greatest source of true awakening.