Yoga With 13 years dedicated practice to yoga with a wide variety of styles and gifted teachers, Laurence now sees yoga as a journey home, reconnecting us to the deepest parts of ourselves, with our breath, humour and self-love as travel companions. Her classes are inspired by Anusara, Vinyasa, Restorative yoga, Yin yoga and Ayurveda.
Laurence teaches to flow with the body with ease, warmth and intention. Her invigorating but slow flow classes cultivate intimacy with the Breath and draws on principles of Bio-mechanics and safe Alignment. Inspired by poetry, philosophy and personal reflection, students are invited to move with intention and awareness.
Laurence completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Bridget Woods Kramer, Certified Anusara Teacher in 2011. She studied with a variety of Anusara teachers including Desiree Rumbaugh, Andrew Rivin, Jonas Westring and Carlos Pomeda. In Chiang Mai, where she lives, Laurence has studied with many teachers over the years including with Balaram Das (Yoga Philosophy and Ayurveda), with Lek Kittikunadul (Yin yoga) and Sandrine Giacobino (Forest style yoga and Yin yoga).
In 2021, Laurence got certified as a Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) facilitator. She facilitates classes for individuals and groups dealing with mental health challenges, trauma and recovery from addiction.
Since 2006, Laurence has studied Buddhist mindfulness meditation on several retreats with Zen-master Thich Nhat Hanh and she co-facilitates the Green Papaya Sangha, a weekly meditation group in Chiang Mai. She specifically uses mindfulness to ground, take care of emotions and be fully present to life and those around her.
Meditation in motion has been a common denominator in Laurence's life. Besides the practice of mindfulness, she completed a 5-month walking meditation in the Himalayas, facilitates the dance of Compassionate Communication and is a certified facilitator of Dance Mandala, an ecstatic dance expression, where participants listen and follow the body's intuitive wisdom.