Laura has a wonderful balance of philosophy and movement. Her class is not just about stretching and strengthening the body but also the mind and spirit.” -LT, Illustrator
I searched long and hard for a great yoga teacher like Laura. She brings a great balance of both yogic/metaphysical philosophy and physical exercise into the class. Through her I’ve not only become more proficient in my practice, but also a more enlightened human being. I’d recommend her with full confidence to anyone of any level. Her personality is warm and nurturing which comes through in her teaching. Whenever I leave Laura’s class I feel fitter, lighter, and happier. She has a way of truly elevating your spirit, which is how all teachers should be. Laura is the absolute best!” - GN, Executive Assistant, Entertainment
I can’t say enough positive things about Golden 8 yoga. From the Saturday morning group classes to the two months of private lessons I had, practicing with Laura at Golden 8 is always an amazing experience. As a bit of a homebody, I’m notorious for spending my Saturdays cuddled up with Netflix or a good book, but Laura’s class at Feather and Gourd is the perfect jump start to my weekend. I’m actually excited to get out of bed on my lazy weekends! Her 10AM class is a great combination of flow and stretch and inspires me to spend the day out adventuring. She always begins class with a positive mantra or thought for the day and I LOVE the lavender oil she uses to provide shoulder adjustments during Savasana. The class is an even mix of familiar poses and fun new challenges and I find myself looking forward to it every week! I’ve also practiced one on one with Laura regularly and while her group classes are generally asana driven, my personal practice with her was on a more mental/philosophical level. In a VERY short amount of time, Laura helped me altar my entire perspective on life and myself. She encouraged and helped problem solve without judgement and constantly reminded me I was capable of so much more than I ever imagined. We worked through my Bhavana and i’m already seeing aspects of my wildest dreams come true! Laura helped me create a 5-10 min. personal practice that I utilize on days when I don’t make it to the yoga mat or when I need a moment to ground. As I’m a person who can be a little up in the clouds, Laura really helped ground me down and get focused on the concrete actions to take in order to manifest all my goals. Her guidance has helped me create a path for myself that will lead me anywhere I want. I’m continually learning what a magical world we live in and that we’re all capable of infinitely wonderful things, all thanks to Laura and Golden 8!” - AG, Actress/Producer
Never would I have thought I’d be so in love with yoga and it’s all because of Laura! Ever since I’ve been working with her I’m so much more in tune with my body and mind. When I started with Laura a year ago I was working out at the gym about six hours a week, taking multiple spin and boot camp classes along with one random yoga class. My workout regiment was so rough that taking a professional yoga class is exactly what my body was missing. The yoga classes at the gym didn’t compare to Laura’s sessions. I’ve taken friends to Laura’s classes too and they’re equally impressed with the flow of each session, her energy, professionalism and how she’s always prepared with a bag of goodies: blocks, tennis balls and blankets. I especially love that her classes are both mental and physical workouts and there’s a theme, which helps me focus. I unfortunately had to take some time away from yoga and working out because I sprained my lower back, but now that I’m back, Laura has really done an amazing job helping nurse my body into what it was before – I am so lucky!” — CT, Writer