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Laura Van Velsor

Laura began practicing meditation in 2002 looking for ways to increase focus and reduce stress while earning her B.A.E in Secondary Education/Biology from Arizona State University.  She only began a physical yoga practice after moving to State College in 2004.  In 2009 Laura made yoga a more prominent feature in her life when the need for a pre-natal practice arose.  Having a steady practice was extremely valuable in navigating all of the gross and subtle changes that occur with parenthood.  In April 2013 Laura completed her year long 200hr certification from Anjali Yoga Teacher Training, with the intention to live life with more awareness.  Laura found she enjoyed teaching yoga and decided to further her training with Erica Kaufman, founder of Lila Yoga.  This training in Hatha, Raja and Bhakti Yoga was meaningful in many ways, and enabled me to travel to Chennai, India to study at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram for 2 weeks.  She completed her 500hr training in Lila Yoga in May 2014 where she currently teaches.