Laura believes that everything happens for a reason, Laura discovered Yoga whilst recovering from a very serious back injury and spinal neuro surgery in 2009, often when life is at its most challenging times, that is when we find the true path, even if we can't see or understand it at that time. If you are reading this and it is your first encounter considering Yoga, it is probably the right time! Yoga is often discovered at the right time, to help you, and it can be used in so many ways to enchance your life, on the weeks when you are really good, and equally when you are struggling, Yoga is always going to make you feel better.
Laura found that Yoga helped her recover physically, mentally and emotionally, and loves that it can help so many people.
Yoga is about sharing knowledge, Laura's Yoga is spiritual, not too challenging physically, more of a wellbeing, holistic approach, a real encouragement to listen within, to ground, to feel in touch with yourself, and to give you tools for coping in every day life, to help live a more peaceful and fulfilling life. Laura really enjoy using her life experiences to help others, many people say that Laura's voice is why they come, it is naturally soothing and relaxing. Laura is known for her positivity and creating a safe and welcoming space to work in.
Since 2011 Laura has been teaching Yoga to groups within the community, in and around Stamford and Bourne. The style of Yoga that Laura teaches is a slow, thorough, mindful, nurturing, following Patanjali's philosophy of the 8 limbs of Yoga, so each class includes Yama's (Ethical Considerations), Niyama's (Self Observation/Discipline), Pranayama (Breath control/Control of Life Force), Asana (Postures), Dharana (Concentration), Pratyahara (Sense Withdrawal/Turning inward), Dhyana (Meditative Absorbtion), Samadhi (Enlightenment/Peace). Laura enjoys weaving colour into her Yoga sessions, working with the Chakras and plenty of guided visualisations, some Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), and Laura is Reiki attuned.
Laura has a passion for travelling and feels alive when she is by the ocean, Laura also likes to work with the elements and colours in her classes, Yoga Days and Retreats. Laura feels that spending time alone is also important, feeling at one with yourself and giving yourself space to think, to be creative, and to 'just be'.
Laura is also a fully qualified Gong Practitioner, since 2016. Gongs found Laura a few years agoat a Yoga festival, being fascinated by their mystery and uniqueness, and since then Gongs and Sound healing Meditations are a big part of Laura's life. You can read more about the Gongs on the 'Gongs' page! Laura also offers 1 to 1 Home Treatments, 90 mins of pure bliss, breath work, Monochord chair to re align chakras, Reiki, and Gong healing (see Home Treatment page).
Laura believes that Yoga is for everybody, of any age, with any body, Yoga is so much more than downward dog, Tree pose and trying to do a handstand! In Laura's Yoga you will get a nice mixture of all of the 8 limbs of Yoga above, with a nurturing attitude, friendly, welcoming,non-judgemental, encouraging, and a reminder that Yoga is a 'practice', not perfection. Laura believes that keeping things simple, doing what you can, listen to your body, stay with your breath, be gentle on yourself, and do what you can on the day, all of that leads to that feeling of Oneness, the feeling we would all like more of, and with todays busy society, we all NEED... If you have never tried Yoga, please do, come to a class where you will be safe, guided and able to benefit from it physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Why not treat yourself to a 'Retreat Day' - these days are easy going, you don't have to be uber fit, they have a little Yoga, a little meditation, something Art/crafty, a lovely buffet lunch and afternoon cake, usually Gong Yoga, and a Gong Meditation, everyone usually has a lovely day and feels great for coming. These days are at Red Hall in Bourne, 3-4 times a year. see 'retreat page' for more info.
Laura will also be completing Reiki Drumming in the next few months and looking forward to sharing this in the Gong Meditations and Retreat days etc. Laura has a special interest in Breath work, and the power of it, Laura has just completed a specialist course in Yoga breath work techniques and their application, Laura will be introducing 6 week courses in 2020 to teach people to breathe properly, and how it can help reduce stress, and improve wellbeing. The classes will be 1 hour 20 mins, at Uffington Village Hall, near Stamford, cost £80 for 6 weeks, £30 deposit to book on and £50 cash on the first evening. Limited places, first course will start end of Jan 2020, please register interest with Laura.
Laura is currently studying Yoga Nidra, and will be fully qualified in Apr 2020, and is planning to record some of the meditations and make them available for Sale on this website.
Reiki 1, Reiki 2 Practitioner
Personal Trainer, Gym Instructor and Pilates
Ayur Kansa Vatki Foot Massage
First Aid at Work
Laura is qualified and insured in everything that she offers, and continues to develop and learn and attends 2-3 weekend workshops per year in areas of Yoga, Meditation, etc