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laura bender

Yoga Instructor


BIO: Yoga made an appearance in my life back in 2014. Being an avid runner, I had heard yoga could play a huge part in a runner’s form, mental control, breathing, flexibility and balance. Over these last few years I discovered that it's all much more than that. While my practice has helped me grow stronger and more flexible, it has taught me a lesson of mindfulness and gratitude. Yoga inspires me to shine from the heart and open up my soul, to be my most authentic self.

I completed my 200 hour Vinyasa Flow training with Carrie Treister Omnipresent Yoga in 2017 and 20 Hour Yin Yoga training with Danielle Mercer International Yoga Trainer, E-RYT 200, RYT-500, YACEP in 2018 I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the loving and passionate spirit my teachers have shared with me as well as the 20 new lifelong friends I have made while taking this yoga teacher training journey.

On my Yang side, I love to combine bold and powerful sequencing with a little bit of sassy and silliness.  On my Yin side I love a gentle restorative practice with a little dose of yin energy and inspiration to help you deepen the practice and cleanse the soul. Being a Reiki Master as well, allows me to give an additional offering in holistic healing to bring balance to the body and mind.

When I told one of my favorite teachers I was going to enroll in teacher training she reflected on how life changing it was for her. After it was all said and done, I told her that "To call it life changing is an understatement, it's changed my entire universe".

See you on the mat! Namaste. 

Motto: Love is the antidote to judgement, Love heals all. – Gabby Bernstein

Fun Fact: My very first job was working at a pizza place and I became obsessed! I LOVE pizza!!