Laura Goellner OTR/L, E-RYT, LMT, CLT, C-IAYT
Teaching Style: slow flow with a focus on yoga philosophy, blending modern movement science with traditional yoga practice, integrating restorative yoga and the use of props
Specialties: Wall Yoga practice, Yoga Anatomy, working with injuries or special conditions, the lymphatic system
Yoga first came into my life in the form of a Denise Austin VHS tape the summer before I left for college. After falling out of several poses I thought about giving the tape away, but something drew me back for another try. I started to realize that yoga was the perfect compliment to the competitive sports that had taken a toll on my body. Over the next few years I had an insatiable appetite for trying new poses, studying breath work and learning about yoga philosophy. The 8 Limbed path of yoga was the most complete system I had ever encountered to provide support through the challenges of life and I knew I wanted to share it with others. In 2005 I completed my first teacher training, while working on my BA in Psychology. I went on to complete my MS in Occupational Therapy, which has strongly influenced my style of teaching.
My classes start with a short talk to introduce the focus topic for that day. This may be a piece of yoga philosophy, a meditation technique or a specific part of the body. This theme is carried throughout the class, creating an opportunity to learn more about the practice of yoga, while also creating a stronger connection to your body. You will leave with a deeper sense of body awareness and a deeper understanding of the ancient practice of yoga.
In June of 2019 I completed my first yoga book, “Yoga Th At The Wall”. This manual was a product of my years working with students at Hummingbird Yoga as well as many exercises I use with patients in a clinical setting. The sequence in this book are often a part of my group class.
When I am not practicing yoga I enjoy hiking, camping and traveling to warm places. I consider myself to be a minimalist, living in a 192 sq. foot Tiny House on Wheels with my partner, Patrick, and our rescue dog, Redford.
Instagram: @LauraGyoga @Yoga_At_The_Wall
YouTube: “LauraGyoga” & “Let New Adventures Begin”