Laura DeFreitas

Laura's classes are best described as moving meditations. Her signature style marries precision and fluidity in a manner that encourages students to practice deeply, to listen, and to welcome the fullness of each moment just as it is. 

Laura came to Yoga after 15 years of disciplined gymnastic training. Yoga is the path that revealed the relationship she had always sought through movement: the inseparable connection of mind, body and spirit. Since completing the Pacific Yoga Teacher Training in 2003 she has been heavily influenced by the Ashtanga and Universal Styles of Yoga. She specializes in Yoga Nidra or Integrative Restoration, a systematic method of complete relaxation that works at the root of stress and allows the release of subconscious tensions and tendencies that prevent us from living to our fullest potential. Through her business, LauraNidra Yoga, Laura offers Yoga and Yoga Nidra meditation class to individuals and groups of all levels of fitness and experience. Laura also leads Yoga Retreats aimed to deepen one's experience and cultivate community.

After many years in Seattle, Washington, Laura recently returned to California, the state in which she was born and raised, in order to join her boyfriend in South Lake Tahoe. When outside the studio Laura enjoys the solace and inspiration she finds in the Nature, Acro Yoga, reflective writing, experimenting in the kitchen, traveling, and consuming large quantities of Theo Chocolate. 

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Vinyasa Yoga