Laura Ahrens

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My teaching is a union of traditional yogic philosophy and a modern perspective on practice.

In my work, physically challenging asana kindles the fire of transformation and focuses strong attention into meditation. Storytelling, metaphorical language, and precisely directed options for alignment teach the tale of our becoming more human.

I love teaching others to be discerning practitioners who synthesize information for themselves. In that spirit, I co-created The New School of Yogic Arts, a teacher training school for those who want to learn to teach the practice of yoga as a living system that breathes differently in each body.

My current work is a melding of all the different truths of moving and living in yoga  that I have had the privilege of learning. My teaching is an approach to practice and is not style focused. My classes and other offerings prioritize depth of breath, core-centricity of action, and commitment to the inner work necessary for personal evolution.

I hold a 200 hour certification in Hatha Vinyasa, 200-hour and advanced certifications in Forrest Yoga taught by Ana Forrest, and completed a year-long mentorship under the guidance of Dr. Heidi Sormaz. I hold a BFA from The University of the Arts, where I honed my own use of story and song, which, since ancient times, have served as instruments of connection and community.                                                          

I am currently studying yoga therapy with Sarahjoy Marsh for 500 hour certification. My teachers have paved my path, and I am forever grateful to them and to the teachers of the teachers.

Instructors, YTTLauren Turner