Laura greets students and teachers with with an energy of love and light. She loves her personal practice and that shows in her willingness to share her knowledge and experience with anyone. We are so grateful that she chooses to be a desk angel and we are happy she is our Desk Angel of the Month for October. Learn more about her below.
What do you love about yoga?
I love the way yoga helps me to see with my heart. I love yoga because it is always there for me… all I need to do is show up. Although I appreciate its MANY physical benefits, what I really LOVE about yoga is that it gives me a sense of connection not only to myself but to all beings on a level that goes far beyond the physical. Yoga is a lifelong practice and yoga is for everyone and I LOVE THAT!
How has yoga and meditation changed your life?
Yoga has taught me so many things and changed my perspective in so many ways but if I had to sum it up …. yoga teaches me to SLOW down, to be present, to PAY ATTENTION and patience. Before I began practicing yoga I was always distracted and found it very difficult to focus and be calm. I was reactive and often felt out of control. The self-awareness that I now have because of my Yoga practice has brought me peace in the moment and space for self-love, healing and growth. I am much more accepting of everything and everyone, especially myself. I am a more content and joyful person.
Why did you want to be a Desk Angel at Bella Prana?
When I moved to Tampa 2 years ago one of the first things I did was google, “Ashtanga yoga. I found that Bella Prana was within walking distance to my apartment AND had an amazing Mysore Program!!! TRUE THAT!!! From the moment I walked in I felt a connection. Everyone was so welcoming and kind. I asked if there was any way to work in exchange for a membership and when I was told about becoming a “desk angel” I though WOW! What a perfect way to connect and become part of my new community!
Bella Prana Yoga & Meditation can be found on Platt St. in Tampa, Florida.