Sierra breathes life into the ancient teachings of yoga with enthusiasm and compassion. Her classes are infused with the intention of connecting to one’s self, one’s community, and the world. Creative visualizations and focus on the breath bring deep peace to Sierra's students, who often report their energy transformed, their bodies invigorated, and their hearts joyful from their practice with her.
She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and instructing for over a decade. Her first five years of study were with Iyengar instructor, Kathleen Generaux. Since then, she studied in the Anusara teachings with former senior Anusara teacher, Katchie Ananda. After completing a Yoga Therapy certification with The Niroga Institute she created her own business, Sierra Laurel Yoga. For most of her life Sierra lived in Morehouse, an intentional community focused on practicing self-awareness through the philosophical lens of perfection. Her study of Buddhist, Tantric and Morehouse philosophies influence her teachings, bringing greater understanding of the human experience into her lessons.
Her classes are also influenced by her work with Vipassana meditation. Insight meditation (vipassana in Pali, the language of the original Buddhist teachings) is the simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment mindfulness. Through careful and sustained observation, we experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind/body process. This awareness leads us to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater equanimity and peace in the face of change, and wisdom and compassion increasingly become the guiding principles of our lives.
Join Sierra in her yoga classes today! Her offerings include both private and public lessons that range from beginner to intermediate, as well as workshops specifically developed to suit the interest of your clients. For those who are healing Yoga Therapy sessions are recommended. For more information or to book a private lesson go to sierralaurelyoga.com.