ABOUT THE CLASS
Laura brings her yoga therapy training into these flowing yoga classes, where you will always be invited to practice in your own, unique way. Through dynamically working with breath and movement, you will be encouraged to become mindful, curious and introspective. With a strong focus on alignment, this class will encourage you to develop strength and flexibility, as well as a greater sense (and most importantly acceptance) of your own body.
Although the focus will change each week, Laura will always lead you through a variation of flowing sequences, which will offer some elements of seated, standing and balancing poses as well as backbends and inversions. Also incorporating breath and meditation work and eventually leading to deep relaxation, these classes will encourage you to learn how to stop as well as how to flow. It is recommended that you have some yoga experience before attending this class.
Laura is the founding director of Edinburgh Community Yoga and is a Minded Yoga Therapist (2016, 500 hrs.) and experienced yoga teacher (2012, 200hrs). She also has a Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree from London Contemporary Dance School. Laura works therapeutically both in groups and one to one with a particular interest in trauma informed yoga within forensic mental health settings. Laura also presents and lectures on the importance of body/mind practices for stress management and trains yoga teachers interested in working in outreach settings. Alongside her outreach work Laura also loves to teach Vinyasa flow and is also a qualified yoga for pregnancy and kids and family teacher. “For me yoga in all its forms is about building a deeper and more compassionate relationship with yourself. I love the way the combination of mindful movement, breath and meditation can take us into a place of healing and I never tire of exploring the possibilities that offers us."
Laura teaches Vinyasa Yoga on Tuesdays from 17:45 - 19:00 with Edinburgh Community Yoga at the Beetroot Sauvage Wellness Centre.