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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™.

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Restorative Yoga and Guided Relaxation

Rewire your stress response and bring the nourishing skill set of restorative yoga to your self care. Come and enjoy gentle, supported yoga for deep rest and renewal with Colleen Dooley. “It is at the heart of living well.” Wednesdays 11:30 am-12:30 pm.

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Awareness Through Movement for Beginners / Moving Out of Pain

This class series is designed for new students, students who are interested in going back to the basics of developmental movement patterns, and those who may be caring for an injury or recovering from a past injury. In these Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® classes with Sarah Baumert, we will explore how to let go of old limiting patterns by exploring a different principle of moving in each class.
Tuesdays, 2-3:15 pm OR Sundays, 4-5:15 pm

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The Fluid Strength Yoga Practice

Fluid Strength, The 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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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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