Explore the depths of your body, mind, emotions and spirit. Yoga is a wholistic experience that is physically challenging while drawing your attention inwards (pratyahara).
As you feel the physicality of postures (asanas) it guides you to observe, deepen, clear and activate energetic pathways throughout the body. As a result we gain a multitude of benefits including improved physicality, enhanced immune system, homeostasis and a deeper sense of awareness that permeates into our daily lives.
Research is also showing the effects of yoga and gene communication, in the field of epigenetics. A consistent yoga practice does not change DNA although can change it's expression with repetition by promoting new regulatory factors. Repetitive actions get ingrained in our cells and can be passed on to the next generations. Saatcioglu, Fahri. Regulation of gene expression by yoga, meditation and related practices: a review of recent studies. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 6, Issue 1. February 2013: 74-77. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23380323 or https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876201812001931?via%3Dihub
My name is Laura Jeanne (LJ) and yoga is my passion. Whether practicing, teaching or learning it's a consistent place of joy in my life. I've been devoted since 2006 and completed my initial teacher training in 2015. To serve others I combine my medical expertise (R.N.), yogic training and experiential knowledge. This offers a wholistic approach in teaching yoga which includes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.
Attention to Functional Movement
Informed creative flows to optimize range of motion, increase strength & flexibility and promote longevity.
Experienced in working with injuries and body aches.
Attuned to physical cues that deepen poses and promote body awareness.
Wholistic Approach to Awareness
Breath-work (pranayama) meditation (dhyana) and concentration (dharana) are integral components to the practice.
Experienced in furthering awareness beyond the physical body. To include mental, emotional and spiritual aspects in the practice.
Knowledgeable of the physical limitations (blocks) that can occur due to trauma, chronic illness or old injuries.
Dedicated yoga practitioner since 2006 and committed for life. I have practiced with a variety of teachers and different types of yoga over the years. Generally I practice Ashtanga however I also engage with Functional Movement, Hatha, Kundalini and Sound Therapy.
Intensive 300 hour intermediate Ashtanga training in Rishikesh, India (2018).