C-IAYT, YTRX-800C, RYT 500
Laurie began her personal yoga journey in 1992, seeking the practice for low back pain relief and ended up discovering yoga’s holistic benefits – including a mental, physical, and emotional sense of well-being. Laurie’s classes combine the practice of mindfulness with the movement and breath of yoga that will leave the student grounded and centered in a deeper awareness of their mind and body. We will explore therapeutic movement that is designed to release tension, lengthen and strengthen muscles, and calm the mind. Each student will be treated as a unique individual and will be encouraged to explore themselves through a range of poses, breath work and guided imagery. Laurie is a Certified Yoga Therapist (CYT800C) graduating from Loyola Marymount University with a 800-hour certificate in August 2014. Her Yoga Therapy training included an internship at the Venice Family Clinic working with patients experiencing chronic pain. Laurie is a Certified iRest Yoga Nidra teacher-in-training (Integrative Restoration). She also completed an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR) through Insight LA in July 2013. Private yoga therapy is available with Laurie. Private classes are particularly helpful for individuals with chronic pain, injury recovery, anxiety, insomnia, and stress reduction.