Laura still enjoys enhancing her own yoga practice.
After her sons left school, she finally found the time to seriously focus on her yoga practice. Being a keen netball player and gymnast in her teens, she found her flexibility and strength returning as her yoga practice deepened.
She particularly enjoyed the continuous flowing movement of Vinyasa Flow yoga, which inspired her to put her years of yoga into practice and train for her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate with YogaLondon.
Laura is passionate about bringing yoga to everyone and every body.
What is Vinyasa Flow Yoga?
Vinyasa flow is a modern style of yoga that has its roots in Ashtanga yoga. Poses are linked together in a flowing sequence that generate heat in the body allowing the student to move deeper into a pose. Vinyasa means the marriage of breath and movement.
Laura’s aim is to offer a fun, relaxed, yet challenging yoga session. She loves the flexibility of Vinyasa Flow, as by offering modifications for poses she can make this form of yoga accessible to students at all levels. Beginners can work alongside intermediate students, as they can pick the modification to suit their experience and body.
Yoga Ethos – A Practical View
Yoga helps us to balance both the mind and body. Physical postures exercise the muscles and organs of the body, whilst breathing techniques teach us to control the breath, helping us to calm the mind by improving our mental focus and concentration.
Yoga teaches us to listen to our body, to stop pushing too hard, too fast. Our minds and body are not separate; therefore, it seems logical that you treat both with equal importance. If you are centred and balanced, you can focus better on your yoga mat and in your everyday life.
Yoga can help you learn to embrace change, discover an inner strength and build self-confidence, leading to a calmer, fitter, happier self. Will you achieve equilibrium after your first yoga session? Probably not. But remember it’s called ‘yoga practice’, it’s an ongoing process, and as we all know, anything worth achieving takes practice.My Yoga Classes
Qualifications and Training:
300-hour Certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F)
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (RYT)
Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance US
Emergency Health and Safety at Work Certificate
Further Studies in Trauma Sensitive Yoga
40-Hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga Workshop (TCTSY)
David Emerson from the Boston Trauma Centre, USA
Healing Trauma Through Yoga – E-course with David Emerson
Trauma Sensitive Yoga – Introductory Course