As a new yoga teacher, Laurel is grateful to join the inspiring work atÂ Third Root Community Health Center. She first experienced the profoundÂ aspects of yoga and meditation while studying abroad in Hyderabad,India, and has been cultivating her love for the art of mindfulness ever since.
Laurel has since participated in multiple silent meditation courses,Â walked across Spain, and attended an Art of Mentoring workshop by theÂ Vermont Wilderness School. All of these experiences continue to shape her teaching and practice today. She firmly believes in strengthening and sharing the connection between the mind, body, soul, and breath, in harmony with the community and natural world around us.
Laurel has been practicing yoga for 5 years. She earned her 200-hourÂ RYT certification at Paramanand Ashram in Indore, India last summer, andÂ her Karma Kids 30-hour certification in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Laurel has taughtÂ beginner adult and teen yoga courses in Rhode Island, at a WellcareÂ Collaborative, and taught children at OMKids Yoga Studio at the HopeÂ Artist Village. Her adult classes emphasize pranayama and meditation, while her kidsâ€™ classes can get quite silly.
Laurel has worked with children, teens, and adults across the fields ofÂ childcare, residential care, and the mental health field, and has faith thatÂ yoga can benefit and should be accessible to everyone. New to the bigÂ city, she finds joy exploring Prospect Park, doing yoga on the roof of her apartment building in Flatbush, and learning to play the tabla!
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