photo by Chloe Moore

Laura significantly reduced her weekly teaching hours to focus on writing and her B.T.W. Yoga & Writers Retreats. She is available, however, for private sessions upon request.

– 6 a.m. 1 HR Hot Yoga Beyond Bikram
– 4:15 p.m. Yoga Basics/Hatha, Malaga Cove (Center for Healthy Living Palos Verdes)
– 6:15 p.m. Prenatal @ Torrance Memorial Medical Center

– 6:30 p.m. Hot Yoga Beyond Bikram

NOTE: Laura subs 90 MIN HOT & 1 HR FUSION classes. Please see schedule: Beyond Bikram 

Laura’s spiritual curiosity, and dire need for balance as she raises two boys solo, led her to earn 600 hours of yoga alliance teaching certifications. She is trained in all levels of vinyasa, hatha, restorative, therapeutic, hot, prenatal, chakra alignment, and meditation. Her certifications are with: Mutki Yoga SchoolTamal Dodge, owner of Yoga Salt, and Tiffany Friedman, founder of Yogamunity, and former, longtime Bikram partner.


Why did Laura add so much yoga and yoga teaching to her writing life? Because yoga helps her breathe through anxiety and fear, stay present with her kids, and tap into her creative and intuitive nature. A yoga practice also allows writers to maintain a healthy back and posture (to sit for hours without injury!). Whether you are a writer who juggles raising a family, other work commitments, and finding time to write—or a full-time writer who sits alone in front of a computer for hours every day—Yoga provides a much-needed physical break and social outlet with supportive, mindful people who believe in setting intentions and striving to reach them. Yoga is for everyone, at every age (Beach photo was shot at age 46). It is a powerful tool emotionally, spiritually, and physically to help any artist manifest.

B. T. W.

Laura is thrilled to launch B. T. W. Yoga & Writers Retreats.

B. T. W. stands for Breathe. Travel. Write. It’s the perfect combination to open channels, release fear, tap into intuitive creativity, and gain: clarity, inspiration, support, confidence, and enthusiasm for this career path that can often be isolating. Laura hosted her first yoga & writers retreat in Greece, in the summer of 2017 with many of her restorative yoga students and yoga & writer workshop attendees. Her next retreat will be held May 23-30 2020 in Tuscany, co-hosted with Literary Agent and author Paula Munier.  A 2020 Maui New Years retreat is being planned! Bess Cozby, author, creator of DIY MFA, and editor with Tor/Forge, a subsidiary of Macmillan, will lead writer workshops. Check back in for more details. Please send a direct message to Laura for rates and information.

“It’s my desire to help writers support one another in a space that allows them to find moments of stillness and calm—so they can better accept themselves and others, remain forever teachable—while embracing their inner strength, unique voice, creativity, and vision,” Laura explained.


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