Hi! I'm Laura
Originally trained to teach languages, I became inspired to pursue Yoga whilst teaching English in the foothills of the Himalayas for a charity organisation dedicated to improving Education in India. My training includes 100 hours of Meditation, Pranayama, Vinyasa and Ashtanga at the Bali School of Yoga, and 500 hours of Vinyasa, Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga with My Vinyasa Practice. Both schools are recognised by the Yoga Alliance. I continue to develop my skills through continued learning, advanced studies as well as deepening my own personal practice. I’m a huge fan of nature, so when I’m not teaching or practicing Yoga, I’ll be exploring the outdoors taking long walks in the countryside. My perfect Sunday would consist of a lazy morning and brunch, getting lost taking photos in the hills, watching a great film and of course, some Yoga!
The Bali School of Yoga
Training includes Pranayama, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy and Alignment.
Adaptable - Compassionate - Inclusive
Yoga is for every single body, and it is my role to adapt the practice of Yoga to your individual body - not for your uniqueness to be moulded and pressured into any single posture or sequence. The same applies no matter what style of Yoga you would like to practice; Vinyasa Flow, Chair Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga or Yoga Nidra. Individual classes are designed to include props such as chairs, bolsters, blocks and bricks, in order to meet you and your body exactly as you are. Ailments, difficulties, injuries and disabilities are all welcome here.
I teach from an understanding that we each come from unique places, shaped from different experiences, and with different perceptions, goals and beliefs. What unites us is the fact that our experiences are human, and every single one of us are learning as we go. No matter what your position, I endeavour to provide a safe space in which you can explore your mind, body and spirit in a non-judgemental way.
It may appear, certainly during current times, that society defines us through our differences, creating in us a sense of separation from the people who surround us and the world we live in. Yoga unites us in our shared human experience. Regardless of your individual circumstances: location, age, race, religion, size, gender, orientation and identification (the list goes on)... my role as a Yoga Instructor is to ensure that LKS Yoga is a safe space in which everyone is accepted as they are, and welcome to be who they are without judgement.
TRAUMA INFORMED YOGA
Trauma appears in all kinds of shapes and sizes. It is not comparable, or countable, its experience and effects are completely unique for everyone.
All classes are taught with compassion and with an understanding of the effects that trauma has on the mind, the body and on the nervous system. Stress and trauma is often stored in the body as tension and physical pain, and our minds create ways for us to cope with the perceived sense of separation which occurs when we experience stress and trauma.
Classes are designed to help you feel safe and relaxed, so that you can access the experience fully. Techniques used help to release the trauma which is lodged in the physical tissue, and brings awareness to any negative internal dialogues which may be active as a result of trauma and stress. Yoga translates to ‘union’ in English, and all lessons are taught with awareness of trauma so that the individual may begin to feel whole once again, and reunite with their sense of self worth. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have prior to booking.