RYT 500, E-RYT 200
Laurie started yoga as cross-training and injury prevention for running. She found that yoga not only allowed her to run faster and longer, but also kept her joints and muscles healthy. After several years of practice in various styles of yoga, Laurie completed her 200 hour training in Ashtanga Vinyasa at Infinite Yoga in San Diego, California. Laurie also completed 300 hours in advanced yoga studies at the Asheville Yoga Center. She also has specialized training in pre- and post-natal yoga, restorative yoga, yoga for seniors, and therapeutic elements of yoga. She currently teaches vinyasa and hot yoga at Yoga on Baxter, Bend and Zen Hot Yoga, and the University of Louisville's Wellness Center. In addition to her yoga practice, Laurie runs and is an assistant cross country coach. She also has a Master of Arts in German Studies and teaches German at the University of Louisville and Bellarmine University.
Laurie believes that yoga is for everyone. However, everyone's needs are different. Laurie finds a style or practice that fits your health and fitness needs and helps you to maintain a sustainable practice. A "sustainable" practice is realistic, beneficial, and life-long. Laurie believes it is her job to build you up, make you stronger, and create an environment in which you can succeed and a practice through which you can achieve long-term health and wellness.