"Laura is so genuine and loving..."- A SweatBox Student

Laura has been practicing yoga since 1994, the same year she completed her MSW. After years of practicing to help her manage her career as a social worker, she completed the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles in 2001. In addition to being certified in Bikram Yoga, Laura has also trained with Tony Sanchez in Ghosh Yoga, and Bernie Clark and Diana Batts in Yin Yoga. Laura is also trained in YogaCalm, a curriculum for children and is an iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher in training. In her spare time, Laura's passion is writing. A former competitive swimmer, now Laura enjoys non-competitive running, especially on the trails of Seward Park. In her past professional life, Laura was a social worker specializing in work with adolescent girls. As the mother of a teenage daughter, Laura is a strong advocate of yoga for children, especially girls. Laura is passionate about building community, making connections and teaching yoga. Laura's favorite part of her role at The SweatBox is the daily gift learning from all of the amazing teachers and watching her students evolve physically, emotionally and spiritually. You can learn more about Laura by reading her blog: www.yogamakesyouyou.blogspot.com