Laura’s Yoga Style
Laura’s Vinyasa Flow classes link poses together allowing the body to ease through different planes of movement; stretching, twisting and balancing the body. Options are given for all poses to allow you to work to your own level and make intelligent choices with regards to how you move your body.
Different breathing and meditation techniques are used to balance the mind and still the body; however, if you struggle with calming your busy mind, the flowing movements of the class act as a moving mediation in themselves, helping you to improve your inner focus and concentration.
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
To expand her knowledge and Continuing Professional Development, Laura has attended workshops taught by world-renowned yoga teachers including:
Dylan Werner, Patrick Beach, Carling Harps, Matthew Sanford, Hayley Winter and David Swenson