Laurie honed her patience and mindfulness skills through raising two children and sending them off to college with confidence. In teaching yoga, she brings a sense of calm while being playful and encouraging to children, teens and adults assisting each individual to connect with their breath and inner strength. Children are natural yogis willing to explore and discover their inner wisdom and potential with loving guidance.

Laurie is a certified mini yogis teacher and Loyola Marymount University Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). Her Yoga Therapy training included an internship at the Venice Family Clinic working with patients experiencing chronic pain. Laurie is a Certified iRest-Yoga Nidra facilitator (Integrative Restoration). She also completed an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR) through Insight LA and Groovy Kids yoga teacher training. She also obtained certification to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) in 2015. Laurie is a long time student and practitioner of non-violent communication (NVC) that shows up in class as mindful listening/communicating and understanding an individuals needs.