Laura Christensen is a passionate, inspiring, highly skilled national and international yoga teacher who has a strong commitment to her beloved, local community in Marin, California and surrounding areas. She is dedicated to uplifting and empowering her students and cultivating a safe place for deep and real connection within and without. Expect to be profoundly transformed on and off the mat as she skillfully and supportively challenges you and evokes the best version of yourself. Her powerful presence, authentic voice and focus on integrity motivate students to discover new depths within their hearts and new heights in their asana (posture) practices. Her focus includes great attention to the breath, core work, balanced energy, intelligent alignment and practical life-supporting inspiration. Laura’s keen knowledge and crystal clear instruction will keep you safe physically and often helps students to heal injuries. She is well known for orchestrating life-changing yoga retreats in some of the most beautiful places in the world.
Education and Background: Laura has been a dedicated student of yoga since 1990 and has enjoyed 24 plus years of study under many senior teachers in many different yoga styles. She is honored to be the November 2012 Yoga Journal cover model and featured teacher, and to be featured in several Yoga Journal issues and online videos over the last 10 years. Laura was Certified in Anusara Yoga for 7 years, served on the Certification Committee for 5 years, and has mentored many teachers on their way to Certification. She has since moved beyond the system and broadened her focus to include great attention to the breath, core work and non-dogmatic alignment. She is enthusiastically committed to broadening her studies and her breadth of offerings as a teacher. She thrives as a student and values the opportunities to learn experientially from her phenomenal students and the many extraordinary teachers in the yoga community. She enjoys learning from the many different systems of yoga and other modalities. Laura graduated Summa Cum Laude from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Psychology. Before teaching yoga full-time, she worked in the corporate world at Robertson Stephens and Charles Schwab.