ABOUT LAURA

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."

Rumi

 

TEACHER BIO
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

Continued Education 

  • 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. 


I hate...

The smell of cooking mushrooms and unkindness. 

 
 
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