MEET LAURIE

LAURIE LEVENSTEIN

Yoga Instructor - Reiki Master

How did you discover Yoga?

I found yoga (or I should say yoga found me), when I was addressing chronic neck pain. Once I took my first Yoga class, I was hooked! Doctor and chiropractor visits went from  painful and many to unnecessary, after establishing a regular yoga practice.

How long have you been teaching and guiding students?

I've been teaching Yoga full-time since the beginning of 2009. I completed my first Yoga Certification for Ashtanga-based Vinyasa in 2011 and my 500-hour Yoga Certification for Hatha Yoga in 2013.

In 2020, I obtained my Reiki Master Certification.

Is Yoga Aura a studio? 

 I was fortunate enough fall into Yoga Studio Management at a young age. I met my charismatic (future) husband while doing yoga. We got married, had a beautiful baby girl, and opened a yoga studio of our own (Yoga Aura), all within a year of each other. It was challenging beyond belief. Not too long after this, my hard-working husband had a sudden heart attack and was gone from this Earth-plane. I continued on my own as owner and operator of Yoga Aura for many years, and then closed the studio in due time. I continue to teach group Yoga classes, conduct Private Yoga Instruction & Meditation, and Reiki sessions under the Yoga Aura name, as I am very proud of it.

What is your passion?

Healing and helping are the only two things on this Earth that are worth my love and energy. I get excited about just about every interaction because I have learned we are all here to serve each other. I especially enjoy encouraging students and friends to see things from a different perspective and to face the adventures that come with life with an open heart. The healing tools of Yoga, Meditation and Reiki, have produced transformational miracles in my life. I am blessed and honored to be able to serve others with the healing methodology that I have learned.

Health and happiness is one's birthright.

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