It took a long time for Laura to join a yoga class but once Rosina Bonsu introduced her to the Ashtanga Primary Series, she never looked back. With just one session she was hooked! A few years later, in 2015, she met Kia Naddermier and began to practice pranayama daily. The combination of physical posture work and the breath changed her life, decreasing stress, improving her sleep quality and her stamina. Apart from learning from Rosina (her teacher until February 2020) and Kia, Laura also studies with Radha Warrell and Pierre Seghir from Yoga Plus in Crete and Sudhir Tiwari from Kaivalyadham. She has over 15 years of experience as a mover, as she is a performance artist and an Athenaeum Research Fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She has been an art teacher for many years, including at The Glasgow School of Art and Transart Institute. These experiences have made her sensitive to the inner workings of the body, whether anatomical, energetic or emotional.
Laura completed her Classical Yoga School teacher training in 2017 and her Yin Yoga Foundations in 2018. She also attended Kia Naddermier’s In-Depth Development Training in Paris. She learns Indian scriptures and mythology with her philosophy teacher James Boag. Her classes work on a complete yoga, one that encompasses body, mind and breath, nourishing them all and awakening our spiritual sense. Although she teaches a variety of forms, her passions are a combination of assisted yoga practice (Mysore style, where teacher and student form an individual relation and the teachings are guided by the practitioner) and pranayama in the Kaivalyadham tradition. They both have in common a feeling of delight, a body that invites the breath, a centred mind and gratitude for the practice itself. She documents her early morning walks to practice with a daily photo in a blog called ‘Today, 7am’.