Yoga Poses for Every Day

The summer days are busy with vacations, road trips, camps, family time, swimming, and work!  How can we manage to give time to ourselves when the days seem to get away from us?  And now school is beginning and activities are picking up.  Where does the time go and how do we make time for... Continue Reading →

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Mindful Walk

I lead a "mindful walk" weekly at the YMCA as part of my yoga teachings.  This 30 minute to an hour walk has become one of my favorite times of the week.  I learn so much about the community, how much the mind drifts away, and something new every single week.  It's enlightening! What is... Continue Reading →

Pushing Too Hard.

Before I dive into this story, I want to defend myself.  As a very spiritual being and proud Christian, I am open to others' beliefs and appreciate that God has given me the chance to "witness" to others.  However, I have never been one to "push" my religion and convictions on others.  While these are... Continue Reading →

What is “karma ” really?

"Karma Yoga is the Yoga of Action. It is the path chosen primarily by those of an outgoing nature.  It purifies the heart by teaching you to act selflessly, without thought of gain or reward.  By detaching yourself from the fruits of your actions and offering them up to God, you learn to sublimate the... Continue Reading →

WHY ‘HEALING Yoga: Volume 1’

Why did I write and publish the electronic book, "Healing Yoga: Volume 1"? Why is this guide for YOU? How does one stay committed to the healing process? There are so many yoga guides, books, teachers, and resources out there!  With all this information, it is important that we search for the truth.  Why do... Continue Reading →

Yoga Practice 7

Adho Mukha Svanasana Downward-facing dog is one of the most popular poses you'll see in class and for many great reasons!  It is considered an "inversion" because the head is lower than the heart and therefore raises the heart rate.  You stretch the hamstrings, the back, and even the ankles! To enter Downward Dog: Begin... Continue Reading →

Yoga Practice 5

Crescent Lunge (Low Lunge) Begin in Mountain Pose, standing at the top of the mat.  Exhale the hands down to the mat, and step the left foot back 3-4 feet to lower the left knee.  Inhale and lift the chest up, pulling the belly in.  Drop the shoulders and gather the hands at heart center... Continue Reading →

Yoga PRACTICE 2

This week, we will practice Sukhasana, or easy pose! To enter this pose, come to a seated position. Both legs fold in toward the torso, with one leg in front of the other. The knees fall outward. Press down through the tailbone, and extend the spine upward. Think of lengthening the back. Allow the crown... Continue Reading →

How to have Faith in difficult times

Living in the chaotic, modern world of today, with all the distracting media, technology, and complicated hardships, is quite challenging.  Several weeks ago, a dear friend brought a good point and conversation to my attention.  These are questions I hear quite often: "WHY is all this pain allowed to happen?  WHY all the hatred?  WHY... Continue Reading →

10,000 Reasons

A few weeks ago, one of my best friends sent me a video.  My immediate reaction was, "Laura, I don't have time for a 5 minute video! Haha."  The next thing I knew, I was looking at my computer screen crying.  Not sad tears, but overflowing with joy tears. Here is the link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo--H_yx2vg&app=desktop... Continue Reading →

Look UP

One advantage of being "shorter" is that I am always looking up.  I often get a different perspective because of the viewpoint change.  At 5 feet 4 inches, I might be considered average, but I usually do not feel that way.  I am very comfortable with my height and have learned to deal with any... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Workshops!

I'm teaching a vinyasa flow workshop AND a hip opener workshop this December here in Nashville!  These two fun, intensive workshops are honestly for ANYONE.  Particularly, the vinyasa workshop will be very beginner friendly!  Only $10-15 a piece, you will leave feeling inspired and encouraged.  Further information is below.   Find  Your  Flow: Explore the Vinyasa... Continue Reading →

I'm going to be journaling some of my most memorable, influential, heart-warming, and interesting moments that have happened during my first year as a yoga instructor.   EMOTION If you have taken a class of mine, you know how much I love heart and hip openings, setting positive intentions, and teaching self love.  I believe... Continue Reading →

T r u s t

    So many things are happening and quickly.  In my life and in the world.  Everything has happened, is happening, and will happen for a reason, every little and big thing... John and I got engaged November 14, 2014, (a story I will share another day. It's magical!) and I feel like I was... Continue Reading →

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