"I have been a student of Laura's
for two years now, and had the great privilege and honor of being a part of her
108-hour Anusara Yoga Immersion in fall of 2007 and also spent a week on retreat in Careyes, Mexico with her
in April of this year.
is a wonderful, loving, passionate, and inspiring teacher, clear in her
instruction and very hands-on, who manages to deliver a personal lesson to each person even in a group class.
I never fail to be delighted and challenged when I practice with her
is also so very good at building community, and I so enjoy being part of the kula that she
has created - I've made so many lovely friends, thanks to Laura
is 5 stars, "as good as it gets".
is an incredibly skilled, dedicated, and seriously playful yoga teacher.
"Each class with Laura Christensen
is a chance to go deeper, to know yourself more fully and to be an integral part of the larger community.
The moment you look into her
sparkling eyes, you see the depth and feel the authenticity of this radiant being!
truly shines like the sun and connects to her
students in the most nurturing way.
In classes, she
works beautifully with the energy fields of the practitioners while simultaneously mentoring individuals to assure proper form and technique; in private sessions, she
integrates specific alignment teachings and Anusara perspectives with one's own unique context of personal transformation; in her
students to visually spectacular and therapeutic natural landscapes and therein guides her
students toward a new sense of physical and spiritual rejuvenation.
In essence, as a professional yoga teacher, Laura
is fantastic at using both body and spirit to reveal hidden elixirs, elixirs which, when discovered and consumed, increase in bounty.
~ Stefano R.
is a teacher with unusual integrity and heart.
It is rare in
my experience to come upon an instructor with such unwavering mindfulness of the emotional, physical, and spiritual dimensions.
In every class with Laura
, I feel inspired to stretch beyond previous limits.
creates an atmosphere of warmth, generosity, and positivity.
is also tough!
models what it is like to move through obstacles with strength and grace, and she
promotes energy and resilience in her
has a wonderful sense of humor and a nurturing and loving personality.
With all these elements she
brings together, to engage in yoga with Laura
means to enter into a process of profound transformation.
~ Amy B.
"How does one describe the essence of Laura
: beautiful, bright, shining from the heart, full of grace, joyful,
loving, encouraging, inspiring, supportive, dedicated, and a truly consummate teacher and spiritual guide! experienced immense joy and fulfillment as a participant in Laura's
2008 Anusara Immersion and have met so many lovely friends through the Immersion and through Laura's
I feel honored to be a part of the beautiful kula that surrounds Laura, and it is a privilege to be taught, uplifted, and empowered by a teacher who is so gifted and caring.
We are truly blessed to have you in our midst, Laura
A thousand pranams to you!"
is one of the most dedicated, passionate and inspirational yoga teachers out there.
Perhaps my favorite thing about Laura
is that she
truly lives the yoga in her
allows the teachings to inspire how she
sees the good and the light in all people and situations, and has an amazing ability to draw the best out of all of her
Laura's enthusiasm and high energy level are contagious!
No matter how tired or out of sorts I feel going into her
class, I always feel more fully myself coming out.
classes are incredibly challenging, though not in a way that feels hard.
I am so engaged throughout the class that I don't have a moment to realize how hard I am working until it is all over.
Simply standing in Tadasana works me harder than a whole flow might in other classes.
Best of all, Laura
creates a real sense of community in her
has been my favorite yoga teacher since my first class with her
two years ago.
I don't know how she
does it, but she
always manages to evoke the best effort I can give.
And I leave her
classes all sparkly and happy.
Laura's teaching comes from deep within her
, sweet and strong and fun!
While I can see that she
classes carefully (she never seems to be winging it), Laura
is always on the spot, attentive to the needs of each individual, weaving the present moment into her
artful lesson plan.
~ Jane M.
is one of the bright, shining gems of the SF Bay Area Anusara Yoga community.
Not only does she
have a wealth of knowledge about yoga and the human body, but she
has an amazing ability to inspire the best in her
When you go to a class or retreat with Laura
, you don't just get a workout of the body - you also get filled with joy, openness, and inspiration to be the best person you can be and to live your life to the fullest!
I have been blessed with many class hours with Laura
, including a private lesson and a luxurious week-long retreat in the most beautiful place in Mexico, all of which I *highly* recommend!!"
is a truly amazing, a true guru in all aspects.
has a bright shining smile that lights up the room
and makes you feel loved and welcome in her
themes are honest, heartfelt and beautifully woven throughout the class.
As a physical therapist, I can attest that she
has healing hands and a thorough knowledge of therapeutics.
is sure to keep you safe if you are recovering from injury, and will keep a watchful eye on you while you deepen your practice with her
I had the pleasure of being a faithful student while she taught in the bay area, and will travel to Sausalito to get little bits of Laura Love!
"The privilege has been ALL mine studying, practicing and playing with Laura!
As a teacher, Laura's ability to illuminate principles of alignment for harmonious integration on the mat is poignant and playful.
classes inspire and motivate the exploration of limitless potential within mindful boundaries.
Laura's radiance is contagious and a full heart is one common by-product of any time spent with her
warmth and approachability as a teacher, to her
depth of knowledge in yogic philosophy and asana, Laura
opens a door to a whole new practice for each student!
joyful and genuine teaching, she
empowers us to find the beauty and strength within ourselves, so that we may inspire and reflect that in others. my practice has gotten stronger since studying with Laura
"Every class with Laura
is more inspiring.
"Laura is the consummate student AND teacher and her dedication to her personal practice, education, and journey benefits us all who learn from her and basque in her bright light.
has brought it!!
The best part about Laura
is that she
has the beautiful balance between the muscular and organic- she
gets you to play your edge and you enjoy it.
goes, a community follows because that is what she
is the kindest, most genuine yoga teacher I have ever had.
"I admire Laura
incredibly positive and grateful attitude, her
attention to detail, and her
full strength, effort and gracefulness into everything she
I have learned so much from her
about living life by practicing yoga with her!"
~ Robin G.
"I stumbled upon Laura's
class out of necessity back in March this year after I finished training with Team in Training for a cross-country ski marathon event.
I have time on hand and need to keep up with my work outs.
I have been practicing Yoga
for a number of years now and am usually the quiet student in the class.
I have tried plenty of yoga classes in San Francisco and Laura's
class is by far one of the best.
has the natural charm that brings out the best of her
It was so well organized and the Anusara method as taught through Laura
was so clear and illuminating.
"Thank you for this amazing experience, Laura
is an incredibly skilled and inspiring Anusara Yoga instructor.
not only has a amazing wealth of knowledge regarding the body and alignment principles, but also possesses an in depth understanding of yoga philosophy and spirituality.
exudes warmth and enthusiasm and is truly inspirational!
I highly recommend taking an immersion with Laura
~ Wendy D.
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