Laura found yoga when an injury slowed her down in 1999, but really fell in love with it when she was pregnant. Prenatal yoga was the only time during her pregnancies when she physically felt comfortable. Over the years she has practiced many styles of yoga as a supplement to other pursuits: running, rock climbing, martial arts. She was humbled by her teachers, their calm, ease, confidence, and skill. She secretly wished to be like one of them.
Serendipity brought her to a studio in Downers Grove that inspired her to deepen her practice. She has completed her 200-hour Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher (RYT) accreditation through Prairie Yoga. She is also pursuing forearm stand. Her goal is to be able to hold that pose without the wall before she is 50 years old.
Laura also teaches a weight lifting class at the YMCA. She loves biking, camping, and spending as much time as possible with her kids. She spends her summers in her garden, keeps bees and chickens, and is terribly addicted to knitting. Someday she hopes to own a sheep, shear it, spin the wool into yarn, and knit up a nice sweater with it.