Laura began practicing yoga in 2008, while studying theatre at Temple University. Yoga quickly became, not just a physical practice, but a practice of svadyaya, or self-study, with an awakening of herself and her deepest truths. With this new-found awareness, she noticed how it became easier to move through the constant ebbs and flows that life thrives on.
In 2011, Laura embarked on Wake Up Yoga’s 250-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (followed by Yin Yoga Teacher Training in 2012), under the supportive and intuitive guidance of Corina Benner. In addition to vinyasa and yin, Laura has been teaching the Brand New Beginners series since June 2013. Starting in 2014, Laura is engaged in a 500-hour Yoga Therapy program with Marlysa Sullivan and the Center for Integrative Yoga Studies. Since 2015, she’s been assisting Corina with Wake Up Yoga’s Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training program.
Laura’s teaching of the asana, or physical yoga postures, is grounded in the importance of alignment, muscular engagement, and mindful awareness. Her sequencing is creative and complex, with an easy going approach, encouraging students to listen to their bodies and needs of what brought them to practice on that particular day. Laura wholeheartedly believes in the process of yoga: a living, breathing tradition of awakening to one’s self and the world. Her hope is that she may inspire students to commit to the practice of yoga, helping to guide them in rediscovering their truth.