Yoga

Welcome! In September 2018, I launched a new website at lferris.com dedicated to yoga and wellness.  I am a wellness ambassador and certified yoga instructor 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 lead yoga sessions at retreats, hikes, and private events. What appeals to me most about being a yoga teacher is helping others with their personal wellness journey.

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I want to share my passion for yoga and wellness with the world, so I have also started a wellness-focused newsletter. This newsletter is intended for newbies and experienced yogis alike, and also for pilgrims interested in exploring different mindfulness practices. I still publish the monthly Camino events post on my blog, but this newsletter is a spin-off with more wellness-focused content and events.

Yoga classes – Fall 2018

Journey to Peace 11 Hiking, Yoga and Meditation
Sunday, September 8, 3-6 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

More public yoga classes will be added to my new website lferris.com, but subscribe to my newsletter to stay in the loop.

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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