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Welcome to the Laurel Yoga Studio, where classes are rooted in traditional yoga practice and informed by modern neuromotor understanding. We offer a holistic self-awareness approach to yoga which includes physical, mental and spiritual cultivation. Class size is a maximum of 12 people, which insures individual attention for each student. We also offer individual bodywork and private Feldenkrais® sessions. LYS is the home of the Fluid Strength Yoga Practice™.

NEW OFFERINGS

The Fluid Strength Yoga Practice

New Fluid Strength Book!

For current students and those curious about the Practice, now it’s down on paper! This is a thorough companion to your home practice. The book opens with an explanation of the Practice and its philosophical underpinnings, going into detail about the dynamics of the Movements and how they create health, strength and well-being.

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Winter 2018 Fluid Strength Retreat with Faye Berton

February 13 – 20 or February 13 – 27, 2018
Villas Troncones, Troncones Beach, Guerrero, Mexico

Villas Troncones provided beauty and containment for our Fluid Strength retreat last year. The ocean is just steps away from the Villas, and the sound of the waves is a constant presence, becoming part of our Fluid Strength work. Nature abounds in the lush gardens of the villas and the flocks of pelicans traveling up and down the shore all day. The warm, buoyant water in the fabulous salt-water infinity pool is a retreat in itself where you can rest, regenerate and digest your experiences. Kindness lives here.

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New Class: Feldenkrais® Inspired Yoga Asana with Sarah Baumert

Now Two Classes: Sarah Baumert is known for her thorough and diverse instruction and her dedication to holding space for individual personal discovery. She has over 1000 hours of yoga training, studying with master teachers Barbara Benagh, Patricia Walden, Cyndi Lee, Richard Freeman, and Tias Little.
Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm · NEW: Thursdays, 4-5:30 pm session starts Sept 28

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LAUREL YOGA STUDIO TEACHERS

Faye Berton
Jean Fraser
Colleen Dooley
Sarah Baumert

WORTH PONDERING

To become a true human, one must become conscious of listening and hearing the voice of the Great Mystery speaking through everything, through the sound of a tree, or a bird flying overhead, or the wind in the room, or someone breathing, or someone talking, or a moment of silence.

— Joseph Rael

Negativity is not so much a force that has to be destroyed as a distracted state of mind that must be brought to rest.

— David Frawley

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Let there be a season when holiness is heard, and the splendor of living is revealed. Stunned to stillness by beauty we remember who we are and why we are here.

— Rebecca Parker

We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious.

— Swami Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

To fall in love means to accept falling, i.e., to experience the reaction to falling. To love properly is equivalent to falling properly, that is, without anxiety and fear. 

— Moshe Feldenkrais

Ironically, what you most resist about yourself is exactly what you need to relax into and embrace...for those traits posses the greatest amount of consciousness that is ready to be transmuted. 

— Charles Ridley

 

The heart suffers when it cannot see and touch beauty, but beauty is not shy. It is synonymous with existence.

— Hafiz - Daniel Ladinsky

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