Laura Marie, E-RYT500, came to yoga over 15 years ago because of chronic pain. Finding that yogic practices helped her to find both physical and emotional relief, she went on to train as an instructor. Since then Laura has received certifications as an Integrative Yoga Therapist and Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga, Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, and Adaptive Yoga Teacher for MS. She has graduated from advanced Level II iRest Training .
She has received the designation of E-RYT500 from the National Yoga Alliance. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, The MassYoga Network, and the Kripalu Yoga Teachers' Association. She served as the director of Shakti Yoga and Healing Arts Center for five years and has experience with implementing yoga based wellness programs for a variety of settings including corporate, hospital, recreational, physical therapy, and mental health facilities.
She has worked with clients from Rape Crisis Services of Greater Lowell bringing therapeutic yoga to female survivors of sexual assault as well as with patients of McLean Hospital in Belmont. She has brought IREST to corporations and worked with insurance companies to bring it to Town employees as a wellness benefit. She has given talks on the benefits of yoga practices to medical, business and civic groups and has a CD for beginner practitioners as well as videos produced for the local Chelmsford cable station.
Laura's focus in teaching individuals practices in yoga and iRest is in the spirit of helping them to find some facet of Moksha-freedom or liberation-within their own life. Whether it be freedom from stress, negative thoughts, or liberation of movement--or the ultimate experience of who we really are, Laura's intention is to allow the practices to enrich our everyday modern lives so that we can feel calmer, more comfortable in our skin, and to help to open us up to possibilities that we may never have imagined available.
- Level I Graduate
- Level II Graduate