Laurel’s first experience with yoga was in 2012. She was amazed at the way it helped her cope with the stress and pressure of life as a college student, 2 years later, she decided to embark on the journey of yoga teacher training through Jennilee Toner’s Hot Warrior Yoga. In 2017 she completed her 500-hour YTT (500-hour Yoga Teacher Training) through Jennilee’s Inner Sanctum teacher program. She has also attended a 100-hour Barkan level 2/3 training and completed a 100-hour Kundalini training. Laurel also holds a certificate in graduate studies in Mindfulness. She has completed Yoga for Young One's training and various Reiki certifications. Her class is designed to acknowledge the physicality of asana while still focusing on yogic philosophy and self-inquiry. Laurel’s aim is always to create a safe space for you to explore and evolve. She loves teaching at JAI because of the amazing community, soothing atmosphere, and authenticity of the studio’s teachings.