Hi, I’m Laura. I came to yoga when I was 17 years old and attended a local class at the sports centre. I distinctly remember thinking "why does the teacher keep talking about my feet?" and "What is all this breathing stuff about?", I definitely found it a bit strange. I came back to yoga again in my early 20’s and had an on / off practice (which I saw more as exercise and stretching class), alongside other pursuit’s such as running and working out. I understood the physicality of yoga, but not so much the mind / body connection.
In my mid 20's I suffered a spell of extreme anxiety and through this found my way back to yoga practice. This was a very different experience, I started to find a deeper connection, one that I had not experienced before. Connection on an emotional and mental level. My yoga practice transformed me and rippled into all aspects of my life. Yoga has given back my confidence, self-esteem and self-worth. It has helped me to speak my truth and connect to others. Yoga has taught me to love my body, mind and have gratitude for my health and wellness.
I was able to reassess my life, and ignite a burning drive to take action. I learnt tools to continually observe, build self-awareness, making changes to adapt to the waves of life. I decided to deepen my practice and trained to teach yoga with Bristol School of Yoga in 2015. This was a turning point for me. I was able to eventually leave a job that made me unhappy in pursuit of fulfilment. I am now blessed as I truly enjoy what I do. Sharing the gift of yoga is such a wonderful thing.
I have been teaching Hatha yoga for around 4 years and hold a 200 hour RYT and as from January 2020, I am studying to complete my 500 hour RYT with Bristol School of Yoga. I have completed an ashtanga intensive with Melanie Cooper in 2015.
December 2019, I completed Yoga and mindfulness for children with Bryony Duckitt at YogaBeez. I can now hold family yoga sessions and teach children’s Yoga and mindfulness classes, which will be coming this year.