While Laura is not new to the Richmond yoga community, she is new to Humble Haven Yoga and we couldn't be more thrilled to have her be a part of the family. Since starting her practice over a decade ago, Laura has gone on to complete both her 200-hour and 500-hour teaching certifications, as well as teach over 1000 hours within the Richmond community.
I first met Laura when I took her class. I was instantly drawn to her teaching style as it incorporates the fluidity so vital to vinyasa yoga, but also carries an undertone of intensity integral in the power practice. Laura's connection to the practice of yoga and her students was undeniable. By the time the hour class was over, I felt as if I knew Laura. Read more about what Laura brings to the yoga room and what she shares outside of it.
What is your favorite class to teach and why?
My favorite class to teach is a Vinyasa Flow class because its primary focus is on the breath and seamlessly flowing from one pose to the next in perfect unison with the breath. I believe that unlike many physical pursuits, yoga is a lifelong, sustainable practice and that yoga is truly for everyone.
What made you want to go beyond just practicing yoga and start teaching?
I wanted to teach yoga so that I could share and spread this incredible practice with others. I was also drawn to the sense of community that comes with yoga and the people that are a part of it.
If you had to describe your teaching style in 3 words or less, what would you say?
light hearted, challenging and informative
What is your favorite yoga pose?
My favorite yoga pose is Trikonasana (Triangle Pose). This pose sends energy and strength through every muscle!
What do you like to do around Richmond?
Walk, walk and walk some more from the Fan to Carytown to the Bottom and back! I also like to explore all the new shops, breweries, and restaurants that Richmond has to offer.
Whatʼs your favorite food?
Tea or Coffee?
“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams.
You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don't.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.” Rumi
Why are you excited to teach at Humble Haven Yoga?
I am excited to teach at Humble Haven Yoga because it is in the Bottom, it is heated and it will offer a fresh, new perspective.
Whatʼs your favorite song to practice to?
Angelʼs Prayer sung by Amy Ippoliti
When can you practice with Laura?
Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30AM!