Laura is a Jivamukti Yoga 800-hour certified teacher and holds the highest accreditation available through the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500). She has been practicing yoga for over two decades, and studied for 10 years directly under David Life and Sharon Gannon, founders of Jivamukti Yoga, before completing their last year-long teacher training program ever offered, in 2001. Laura taught at the main Jivamukti center in New York City for 5 years, and has been a guest teacher at the centers in Munich, Germany, and Charleston, SC. Laura founded and directed Avatar Yoga Retreats, leading yoga retreats all over the world, until leaving New York in 2006. She has lived in Wilmington, NC, since then, where she teaches at various yoga centers, and she pioneered Standup Paddleboard Yoga with WrightsvilleSUP in 2010. Laura leads retreats, SUP Yoga certification courses and Yatra Yoga’s 200-hour teacher training courses worldwide.