The ancient methods known as Yoga first came into LauraLynn’s life over three decades ago as a key element in coping with a cancer at the age of 20. A personal immersion into meditation and āsana, occupied the first 10 years of her Yoga path. In 1999 she did a solo quest to Nepal and India. This completely serendipitous occurrence led her to an ashram in the jungles of southern India where she obtained a teaching certification. This knowledge started her second decade of Yoga study, and first as a teacher. Over the last decade LauraLynn has turned her focus of study to deeper mindfulness through mantra, breath attention, practical life-supporting philosophy, and the alignment of many different aspects of Yoga (beyond āsana). Recently she returned to India to complete an additional 200-hour training in nādā(sound) Yoga. Her deep engagement of Yoga’s many layers informs her insights as a teacher.
My aim for any one, who joins me, as a “student” is to invite them into the experience of uniting with Self. I now know after having Yoga as part of my own path of discovery for nearly thirty years it all leads back to the roots of living life fully. Balance of the mind/body and spirit/soul are inevitable when Yoga’s full spectrum is engaged on a regular basis.
LauraLynn’s 3,500 plus hours of teaching spans from: cancer patients to at-risk youth to military members to everyday folk. She hopes she will have the honor of meeting you whether on the mat, suspended in a silk hammock, splashing about in a pool, on top of a standup paddleboard, or sitting before the harmonium sharing the sacred sound within each of us. She is the founder of theYoke, an international yoga non-profit, www.theyoke.yoga. An account of her life’s journey is captured in Inspired to Live. Learn more: www.lljansen.com