Hey, I’m Laura. I used to be a carefree party-girl and confident nightclub hostess, until a breast cancer diagnosis in 2012, aged 31, slapped me right in my lipsticked chops.
One year, chemo and a double mastectomy later, I was a mess of anxiety and depression, trying to find my way in a new reality... there's nothing quite like a life-threatening diagnosis to put a rocket up your ass!
I chose yoga over anti-depressants, it was the best decision of my life. Not only have I been lucky enough practice, study and teach yoga all over the world, but it's given me a profound appreciation for life and everything it has to offer.
The last 8 years have seen me trekking though the Andes (with barely any hair), living in a tent on a Bahamian island, dancing on a table with Richard Branson, sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, working with Yazidi refugees on Mount Olympus, raising over £30k for charity and now settling with my rescue dogs in beautiful Southern Spain to offer transformational retreats, private classes and live online yoga.
It's a privilege to share this life-changing practice and be part of such a positive community. If you're a total beginner, feel free to message me for a chat before you book a class.
Love Laura 💜
"With life as short as a half taken breath, don't plant anything but love."
LAURA SIMONE OWENS - 400RYT
Training & Qualifications
200-Hour Sivananda Hatha TTC, Bahamas, 2015
200-Hour Hatha Vinyasa TTC (biomechanics) , Yoga Shala Institute, El Palmar, 2017
Chair Yoga for Seniors, Yoga Vista Academy, 2020
Reiki Level 1, Yogi Kaivalyananda, Spain, 2019
Acro Yoga, BaseAcro, UK, 2018
Children's Yoga, Cosmic Kids, 2018
Private Yoga, Absolute Yoga Academy, CE, 2017
Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, Greece, 2016
iRest Yoga Nidra, Warriors at Ease, Online, 2016
Inspired by heart-centred teachers such as Adriene Mishler, Rachel Brathen and Meghan Currie, and my teacher Yogi Kaivalyananda, I’ve developed my own style of Hatha-based Focused Flow.
In 2019, I had another tussle with cancer.. more surgery and radiotherapy left me with lasting damage to my right arm. Although difficult, it’s enabled me to grow as a teacher, to really listen and adapt to my students needs. I love working 1-1 with clients, helping them create positive change safely.
When I'm not Yoga-ing, I love...
Dogs, mountains, sailing, adventures and good books.
The smell of cooking mushrooms and unkindness.