Yoga

Welcome! My name is Laurie and I am a certified yoga teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. I offer a gentle yoga flow practice that is accessible to beginners, with modifications for more advanced yogis. I teach yoga classes for UC Berkeley staff and occasionally offer donation-based yoga sessions at retreats, hikes, and public spaces. What appeals to me most about being a yoga teacher is helping others with their personal wellness journey.

Yoga classes

Journey to Peace 9 Hiking and Meditation
Saturday, August 11, 2 – 5 pm

Yoga for UC Berkeley staff during the fall 2018 semester on Fridays @ noon.
Register: September 14, October 12 and November 9.
Laurie’s bio

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I want to share my passion for yoga with the world, so I will be scouting out the best festivals and upcoming yoga events in the SF Bay Area. I will also include a variety of:

  • yoga poses for hiking
  • favorite yoga videos
  • mindful practices for stress relief
  • hiking and yoga club events
  • interesting tidbits I learn about in my continuing education

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Background
My love affair with yoga began long before I knew about the Camino de Santiago. I tried my first yoga class in the 1990s and instantly felt relief in my hips and back. When I discovered that a daily yoga practice also helped ease stress from the workplace and prevent hiking injuries, I was hooked. In 2016, I signed up for teacher training at Yoga Kula in Berkeley. I began teaching yoga to coworkers and members of a hiking group.

My training continued in 2017 at Namaste Yoga in Berkeley, led by four of the Bay Area’s best yoga teachers: Abby Tucker, Baxter Bell, Domonick Wegesin and Vickie Russell Bell.  As a graduate of their “Every Day Sacred” program, I have 300+ hours of teacher training.

Yoga for pilgrims

I truly believe that many common injuries can be prevented by practicing yoga, so I look for opportunities to teach yoga for pilgrims. I taught a yoga class at Hospitalero training, the 2018 American Pilgrims national gathering,  and at albergues in Spain. Below are a few blog posts I wrote about my yoga journey thus far.

Below are a few highlights of yoga in fun places with great people!

Remember VHS tapes? I started practicing yoga with these! They take up way too much space, so I got rid of them in my post-Camino purge of 2016.

 

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