Laura Christensen is a passionate, inspiring, highly skilled national and international yoga teacher who has a strong commitment to her beloved, local community in Marin, California and surrounding areas. She is dedicated to uplifting and empowering her students and cultivating a safe place for deep and real connection within and without. Expect to be profoundly transformed on and off the mat as she skillfully and supportively challenges you and evokes the best version of yourself. Her powerful presence, authentic voice and focus on integrity motivate students to discover new depths within their hearts and new heights in their asana (posture) practices. Laura’s keen knowledge and crystal clear instruction will keep you safe physically and often helps students to heal injuries. For more than a decade, students have repeatedly told Laura that her class themes nurture them on both a practical and spiritual level and have positively enhanced their lives emotionally, spiritually and physically. She is well known for orchestrating life-changing yoga retreats in some of the most beautiful places in the world. Her students joyfully reveal that through their attendance at these retreats, her extended courses, or practicing with her regularly, they have built trusted bonds of genuine friendship with many lovely news friends, and delight in a connection with a big-hearted, supportive community.
Education and Background:
Laura has been a dedicated student of yoga since 1990 and has enjoyed 22 years of study under many senior teachers in many different yoga styles. She is honored to be featured in many issues of Yoga Journal and in some of Yoga Journal’s online videos. Laura was Certified in Anusara Yoga for 7 years, served on the Certification Committee for 5 years, and has mentored many teachers on their way to Certification. She has since moved beyond the system and broadened her focus to include great attention to the breath, core work, alignment and practical life-supporting philosophy. She is enthusiastically committed to broadening her studies and her breadth of offerings as a teacher. She thrives as a student and values the opportunities to learn experientially from her phenomenal students and the many extraordinary teachers in the yoga community. Currently, she is inspired by many different teachers and styles. Laura graduated Summa Cum Laude from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in Psychology. Before teaching yoga full-time, she worked in the corporate world at Robertson Stephens and Charles Schwab.