A native of Birmingham, AL Laura moved to Richmond shortly after graduating from Tulane University. Growing up, Laura played a variety of team sports and began to run marathons in her mid twenties. At the urging of a close friend, Laura tried her first hot yoga class in 2007. While skeptical at first, not believing yoga was a form of exercise, she was proven wrong after spending 90 minutes in 100+ degree heat during her first class. Laura began to look forward to her daily hot yoga class and was shocked when her next marathon time was 25 minutes shorter than her previous time. Adding hot yoga to her workouts was the only thing she altered during her marathon training. The new personal record was a result of yoga’s emphasis on breathing.
Laura discovered the Hot Yoga Barre three years ago and loved the diversity of teaching styles along with the array of classes offered. The furthest person from a ballerina, Laura took her first hot barre class and now loves to pulse and tuck in addition to chataranga-ing. Laura completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Hot Yoga Barre in the spring of 2018. When not at the studio, Laura enjoys traveling with family and friends, spending time with her husband and daughter, and cheering on the Richmond Spiders!