mindful strength, movement & somatic support to power your more joyful life
one-on-one mindful movement training
Mindful movement creates greater capacity to handle life’s challenges; leverages body and mind to complete ongoing stress cycles; and strengthens the structures of support that carry us with dignity through the world. Click here to read more about why mindful movement matters.
Factors such as past trauma, oppression, and systemic stress may be holding us in a protective pattern. Learning to befriend our stress response is key to unwinding its effects on our bodies– and it can take time. For this reason, I only work with folks who are able to commit to ongoing work, rather than one or two sessions.
“We don’t so much solve our problems as we outgrow them. We add capacities and experiences that eventually make us bigger than the problems.” -Carl Jung
At the same time, it’s also possible we may be “stuck” in a less-than-optimal position due to our body’s natural asymmetries. I use techniques from the Postural Restoration Institute to address underlying postural issues that can contribute to discomfort, pain or injury.
My clients also learn practical, immediate mind-body techniques to work through the effects of stress in the body, so they can feel more grounded and ready to respond, rather than react. I offer private sessions online and in-person in an affirming, body-neutral, judgment-free zone that honors your unique needs. Click here to read more & schedule a session.
nervous system support
Through mindful strength & movement practices, you can create space to breathe better, find your “lost” energy, get out of your worrying mind and even sleep better.
It is a creative, fun, and effective way to support your system for more ease in your life. Click here to read more & schedule a session.
She is so knowledgeable about anatomy and range of motion in the various yoga poses. She offers several ways to do the postures so they are accessible for all body types and levels of ability. Laura is a strong proponent of body positivity and she welcomes and celebrates everybody.
It’s almost immediately obvious that she has an expert understanding of yoga and body connections. She combines this technical knowledge with a pleasant teaching demeanor and a very intuitive sense of what her student needs.
I’ve been having sessions with Laura for a few months now and after every session I feel nourished! She is great at working with your trauma and your body in a safe way.
There’s no “push push gimme 1000 sit ups” stuff. I can’t quite describe the joy, wealth and healing I get from the sessions.
I’m getting better at tuning in and listening to my body. When in life to we get to practice that???
Like a lot of folks I have a lot of trauma in my body. I have high anxiety levels. I’ec got various injuries and health challenges with my body that stop me at times from being able to work, exercise or walk even. Laura helps me find a way through and find strength, hope, ease and peace. Thank you so much Laura. I’m enjoying working out again and enjoying being in my body injuries and all!
Sabira Jade, personal client
For anyone thinking about doing a private session with Laura, I strongly recommend it. I have been doing a weekly session and it’s been great. We do a combination of yoga, with and without the steel mace, plus some elements of Kinstretch. Laura tailors the practice to my needs each week. I feel safe since it’s just the two of us in the studio with plenty of room for proper distancing. Having the chance for in-person interaction is also very therapeutic. It has been one of the highlights of my week, and is helping me to cope in this Covid world.
One of the gifts that has come from this Covid year has been the opportunity to work with you 1 to 1. Every time we meet you ask how I’m feeling (and get way too much information) then you mindfully begin asking me to move with the body I’ve got. You always surprise me with your knowledge and attention to the issues I’m working with, all the while making exercise playful and fun …not at all the routine I’m used to. I leave our time together feeling stronger and more grounded than when I arrived. This feeling stays with me for days.
“In Laura Wenger I have found the perfect combination of creativity, compassion, acceptance and encouragement. She has helped me to create a 61 year old body that can move and stretch in ways never imagined.”
“Laura is one of the best yoga teachers I have had the pleasure of attending class with. Class with her is never dull or repetitive. She gives options for every level practitioner so you never feel left out. Not to mention throwing exciting, fun new poses out there to try while giving awesome cues to help you get into something you thought was impossible.”
“Laura took an enthusiastically hopeful, fearfully apprehensive, dreadfully insecure yoga newbie-wanna-be practitioner and turned her into a confident, excited, heart-honoring, yes, I’ll try that pose that used to terrify me kind of yogi! Her teaching style is enthusiastic and gentle, compassionate and energetic, respectful and light-hearted, professional and humble…all accompanied by a fabulous soundtrack. One private class with Laura gave me that yoga “ah-ha!” I was searching for. Now I take as many of her classes as I can, and I recommend her to as many people as I can get to listen to me!”
Laura’s soothing voice and loving, calm demeanor will help bring zen to the most stressed out among us. Her informed alignment cues and modifications for every body type will help you make intelligent choices in your practice to leave you feeling a million times better when you step off your mat. She is the perfect example of a teacher that lives her yoga both on and off the mat and will inspire you to follow her lead in yoga and in life.