Laura is an E-RYT 500 hour yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Her passion for the practice of yoga has grown exponentially since beginning her practice in the late 1990s. She is devoted and steadfast in her pursuit of a deeper yoga practice through Prana Vinyasa Flow and looks forward to every opportunity to guide others in integrating body, mind and spirit. Her classes are a constant expression of her mindfulness, compassion and grace. Through a full body, moving meditation and music, she strives to facilitate the journey of moving into ourselves to a state of great strength, stillness and peace.
Laura’s yoga practice did not start to evolve until she met her teacher, Gina Caputo, in 2000. With Gina’s encouragement, she began teaching at a local gym and then later joined Gina teaching at Kansas Siddhi Yoga in May 2004. Laura completed her first teacher training with Shiva Rea in January 2004. She completed Gina Caputo’s Colorado School of Yoga 200-hour teacher training in 2009 and 300-hour teacher training in 2013. Laura has also completed Judith Hanson Lasater’s Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga teacher training in 2008 (www.restorativeyogateachers.com). More recently, in 2014, she completed a Yin Yoga intensive with Denise Kaufman as well as several Off The Mat Into The World online courses on trauma and social justice, including Beyond Duality: Yoga and Social Justice, The Trauma of Injustice, Yoga for Justice and Yoga, Purpose and Action.
Laura continues to be a student on this yogic pathway, always looking to enhance her education and explore new avenues in yoga, meditation, kalari and Ayurveda. She is deeply grateful for Gina, Shiva and all of her teachers who have illuminated her path and continue to inspire her on a daily basis.
Laura is from Chillicothe, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Central Missouri. She loves being adventurous and spontaneous, traveling, volunteering, attending music concerts, and being outside in the warm sunshine!
“Work honestly, meditate everyday, meet people without fear and PLAY!” – Baba Hari Das