My name is Laura and I am the yoga teacher at Sunbird Yoga.
Here is a picture of my smiling face so you can see I am a real person and not always bent into weird shapes.
What can you expect from my classes?
Yoga cannot provide a cure for life, but it does provide a proven method for coping with it.
-Swami Satyananda Saraswati
A sound and healthy body and a clear and peaceful mind
Hatha yoga is an ancient system of yoga that focuses on bringing balance to the body and the mind. It includes the practice of yoga postures (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayama), which help bring peace to the mind and prepares the body for deeper spiritual practices, such as meditation (dhyana).
Balance, flexibility and strength
My classes focus on practising yoga mindfully: listening to your body as you relax and explore your full range of movement through breath, core work and postures to improve balance, flexibility and strength.
Who are my classes for?
I strongly and passionately believe that YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE and it is never too late (or early!) to start yoga. I have taught students of all ages and levels – from ‘utter newbies’ to advanced practitioners.
I am really just a guide; your body is your teacher, so no matter what your experience of yoga, you will always benefit from each class.
A brief history of my yoga journey
I first encountered yoga at a lunchtime Yin Yoga class on the university campus where I worked. Out of shape in all ways possible – physically, mentally, spiritually – I was blown away by the effect that this one class and the teacher had on me. So I went back for more. A lot more. Yoga helped me reconnect with myself and gave me the confidence to actually live for the first time in a long time. This was in 2011.
I now live (my dream) with my husband on an off-grid finca in the mountains above Tortosa, Catalunya, where we are guardians of olive, almond and fruit trees, grow organic veggies and share our lives with furry and feathered friends. Yoga wasn’t the only reason we got to where we are but it played a massive part for me in realising that I could live a different life.
This was my inspiration for taking on Yoga Teacher Training; I wanted to be able to share this knowledge with others. It was a tough, emotional and challenging experience like nothing I could have imagined, but that exceeded all my expectations.
I completed my 200hr Teacher Training at the Ayuryoga Eco Ashram on the banks of the Kabini river, outside Mysore in Southern India. If anyone is looking for a yoga retreat or teacher training course in India, I cannot recommend the AyurYoga Eco Ashram enough. It is an incredibly special place with wonderful teachers.
Returning from my time in India I started teaching as Sunbird Yoga, offering yoga classes to those living in the beautiful countryside of Terres de l’Ebre.