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Laura Burkhart

Laura is an E-RYT 500 San Francisco based International teacher and featured online yoga teacher for Om Stars, Grokker, Yoga Vibes and My Yoga Work. She is a two-time cover model for Yoga Journal Italy and Singapore, and is regular contributor for Yoga Journal USA. Laura sought out yoga to help combat serious health problems her body was experiencing as a result of a decade of major stress and insomnia. She gravitated toward yoga because it reminded her of the similar meditative movement she found when she use to dance. The healing, grounding benefits she received from yoga was so profound that she decided to change the course of her work life to help others find the same relief and peace she had found through a fluid, meditative vinyasa practice. Laura teaches smart, creative, well-rounded and intelligently sequenced classes. Her classes are invigorating with a smooth, rhythmic flow. She is adept at catering to different levels and abilities, ensuring that all of her students feel welcome and at ease. Her extensive studies under Jason Crandell and Shiva Rea taught her smart sequencing and the benefit of fluidity, both of which forged her intuitive, spontaneous and eclectic instruction style. In recent years, after experiencing a serious hip injury, surgery and other injuries due repetitive stress and pushing too far from dance and two decades of asana practice, Laura has become passionate about teaching teachers and practitioners safer alignment and sequencing while still keeping practices fun and creative. She is a strong advocate of teaching and practicing in a way that will last a lifetime. In addition to her extensive work with Yoga Journal, Laura has been featured in Mantra Magazine, Origin Magazine and has written for online publications such as Greatist, Refinery 29 and SELF Magazine. She has taught at The Yoga Journal Conference, The Bali Spirit Festival, Yoga Festival Milan, Wanderlust 108, Yoga For Hope and Yoga Rocks the Park and worked as the Yoga Director at the San Francisco Bay Club’s Mind/Body Center. Laura co-leads 200-hour teacher trainings with Jason Crandell and mentors teachers in creating successful public and online teaching careers.

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