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Join me in regular Mysore and pranayama sessions at the Arlington Baths or my RCS classes (for staff and students) whether you are new to yoga, want to return to the practice or are a regular practitioner who wants a dedicated, nurturing, and calming space to do yoga.

Class schedule

September–December 2019
at the Arlington Baths

Weekly Classes

from Monday 2 September to Thursday 12 December

Mondays, 7.45–9.30: Yoga Assisted Practice (Mysore)
Tuesdays, 18.25–20.30: Yoga Assisted Practice (Mysore)
Thursdays, 7.45–9.30: Yoga Assisted Practice (Mysore)

£11/£9 Arlington members, concession
8 class card/ monthly pass applies to these sessions


Tuesday 24 September, 17.00 – 18.15
Tuesday 29 October, 17.00 – 18.15
Tuesday 26 November, 17.00 – 18.15

£11/£9 Arlington members, concession
8 class card/ monthly pass applies to these sessions

These classes are for those who are complete pranayama beginners, practitioners who have done pranayama but don’t have a regular practice, or for those who have a yoga or meditation practice and want to delve deeper – all are welcome.

The breath is key to Ashtanga yoga practice. It allows for the deepening of postures and enhances their benefits. During the course, each session will build on what you know and will develop the tools and techniques required to help you set, refine and sustain an individual pranayama practice.

During these sessions you will:
• Learn about the breath – to observe it, to follow it and to enhance it
• Learn to deepen your breath, allowing you to become more aware and mindful, calm and focused
• Learn preparations and purification techniques that will help to boost the benefits of pranayama
• Learn more about how this practice relates to the Ashtanga yoga system


YOGA for STAFF (sign up with HR)

Monday Lunchtime 13.00 – 14.00

YOGA for STUDENTS (check weekly email from RCS sport for room)

Wednesday Evening 18.00 – 19.00
Friday Lunchtime 13.00 – 14.00
£3/£10 for 4 classes


I am available for 1-1 private yoga and/or pranayama sessions, and I am flexible on time and place. Prices for these are £40 for one session (1 hour), or £100 for three.

Past classes and courses

NEW Intensive!

Awakening the body and breath, Rosina and Laura are joining forces to offer 3 mornings of practice to get you motivated and ready for all that 2020 has to offer. This will be a fabulous opportunity to get the new decade off to a great start with a special programme for all levels of experience. These sessions will also help with the over indulgence of festive activity. Treat yourself! There will be time for exploration, questions with a focus on encouraging individual learning and development. To complete the nourishing and nurturing programme coffee, tea, fruit and yoghurt will be offered each morning. Feel free to bring your own to add or share.

08.30 – 09.45 Pranayama
10.00 – 11.15 Breath and Asana
11.15 Coffee

08.30 – 09.45 Yoga Guided Practice
10.00 – 11.15 Breathing Bones
11.15 Coffee

08.30 – 09.45 Pranayama
10.00 – 11.15 Counted Practice
11.15 Coffee

Pranayama is a yoga technique to enhance, deepen and control the breath through simple preparations and exercises. The practice works at a physical, mental, emotional and energetic level nourishing them all.

Breath and Asana
In this session we explore the effects of breath in mind and body, as we move, slowly and mindfully, in and out of yoga poses. We will look at the principles of moving with the breath to arrive at a relaxed state in the practice, to allow us to reach stability and ease within mind, body and breath.

Ashtanga Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic and progressing sequence of postures linked by the breath. It requires regular practice to memorise the sequence, synchronise the breath and reap the benefits. It offer strength and flexibility, develops both physical and mental awareness, balancing the body and mind. This will be a guided practice.

Breathing Bones
Breathing Bones is a series of relaxed postures and placements of the body. Together with the breath and gravity these aim to free the joints, release the muscles, realign the skeletal structure and balance the body.

Early bird £80 before 14 December 2019
Full price £95


Laura is a wonderfully attentive and present teacher with a deep and lived knowledge of both the body and the practice. Everyone’s Monday morning should start with being told you’re beautiful, lovely, and doing everything right. Thank you, Laura!
—Sophie, on my Assisted Yoga Practice class

Wonderful teacher & deep pool of knowledge for all things yoga.
—Will, on my regular ashtanga classes

She’s a great teacher! Very supportive, patient and encouraging.
–Jude, on my beginners ashtanga course

Thank you for setting me on this path.
–Jane, on my pranayama class

You have made this really accessible. It has come along at the right time for me. I am loving it. So much so I am even practicing on my own.
–Liz, on my pranayama class

As her husband I’m obviously biased BUT I am also the only person who knows how incredibly dedicated Laura is to the daily practice of yoga.
–Neil, on my yoga practice

My training

I have been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 2013 and I am a teacher of this form. My teachers are Rosina Bonsu, Kia Naddermier, Radha Warrell and Pierre Seghir. I have also practiced under John Scott, Lino Miele, and Taylor Hunt, among others. Ashtanga shows me discipline, compassion, patience, and letting go.

Teacher Training

  • September 2016–July 2017: Classical Yoga School 200hr teacher training with Judi Farrell (Classical Yoga School)
  • April–October 2017: In-depth Development Training, 60hrs with Kia Naddermier
  • September–October 2018: 50-hr Yin Yoga Foundations Teacher Training

Additional workshops, intensives and retreats (continuing professional development)


03–05 January: Ashtanga Primary Series Intensive with Sue Crow
24–27 January: Intensive Ashtanga Yoga Master Class, Mysore Style Self Practice, Adjustments and Pranayama with Kia Naddermier
27 March, 3 April and 10 April: The Bhagavad Gita: Diving in to Practical Yoga Philosophy with James Boag
29–31 March: Yoga and the Sun: Integrated Weekend Intensive with James Boag
07–09 June: YOGAPractice with Radha and Pierre
08–18 July: SUMMER RETREAT – Ashtanga Yoga & Pranayama Sadhana in depth, Sierra Nevada, Spain with Kia Naddermier
12–18 August: Pranayama Introduction and Immersion with Sudhir Tiwari
11-12 September: The Bhagavad Gita – Diving Deeper with James Boag
26-27 October: The Art of Vinyasa: Tuning our attention to the Breath with Sarah Hatcher


23–25 November: Yoga weekend with Radha and Pierre
21–23 September: Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama–Intermediate Series Master classes, practice, principles, philosophy & adjustments with Kia Naddermier
16 September: Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series with Tim Feldmann and Fearless Backbends with Kino MacGregor
18–31 August: YogaPlus retreat with Radha and Pierre
21–31 July: SUMMER RETREAT – Ashtanga Yoga & Pranayama Sadhana in depth, Sierra Nevada, Spain with Kia Naddermier
02–03 June: Yoga and Breathing Bones retreat with Rosina Bonsu
28 April: Pranayama workshop with Siobhan Fitzgerald
20 April: Octopus Yoga: Navigating the deep, dancing in the ocean of life and passing through the eye of a needle with James Boag
09–11 March: YOGAPractice with Radha and Pierre
25–28 January: Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama Intensive with Kia Naddermier: Masterclass, self-practice, adjustments and pranayama


10–12 November: The Bhagavad Gita with James Boag
03–05 November: Yoga and Breathing Bones retreat with Rosina Bonsu
17 September: Mysore and Pranayama with Sarah Hatcher
1–3 September: Mysore and workshops with Taylor Hunt
14 June–05 July: YogaPlus retreat with Radha and Pierre
25–28 May: Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama Intensive with Kia Naddermier
21 May: Pranayama workshop with Siobhan Fitzgerald
21–23 April: Cultivating Harmony and Fulfilment in our World Today. Practical Yoga and Tantra with James Boag
17–19 March: Yoga and Breathing Bones retreat with Rosina Bonsu


14–20 December: Mysore and Pranayama with Lino Miele (Kovalam, India)
11–13 November: Practical Patañjali – Yoga Sūtra-s Chapter 2 with James Boag
06–20 July: YogaPlus retreat with Radha and Pierre
22–24 April: Yoga, Creativity & the Family Weekend Intensive with James Boag
04–06 March: Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama Intensive with Kia Naddermier


20–22 November: Yoga Sūtra-s Intensive with James Boag
30 October – 1 November: Pranayama & Ashtanga Yoga Primary & Intermediate Series Intensive with Kia Naddermier
24–25 October: Cultivating the Seeds of Compassion and Authenticity Breeds Gravitation with Jambo Truong
24 June-08 July: YogaPlus retreat with Radha and Pierre
03–06 April: Pranayama and ashtanga yoga intensive with Kia Naddermier


06–07 September: Workshop with John Scott, Chi and Co, Glasgow