Laura believes in her students' ability to cultivate love, acceptance, and connection in their yoga practice and encourages them to practice where they are each day and in every moment. In class, she offers many pathways for the students' awareness to travel in--through mantra and meditation, through both dynamic and restorative sequencing elements, and through breath awareness. Her alignment-based class offerings stem from teachings learned in study with her teacher, Christina Sell. Students can expect a lighthearted, integrated, & informed yoga practice with Laura.
Laura Teal is certified at the 500-hour level thru the San Marcos School of Yoga (2017) and Yoga Yoga (2013). She is grateful to have the resource of great teachers to learn from in Austin, including her long-time mentor, Karlie Lemos. She would not be the teacher and student she is without her teachers, Christina Sell and Gioconda Parker. The inspiration and wisdom from their lineage of teachings is invaluable to Laura’s life of practice. Laura also holds two degrees from Auburn University: BA in Art and BSBA in Marketing--War Eagle!
Laura hails from Florence, Alabama, and spent several years in Chattanooga, Tennessee before she and her husband Josh moved to Austin, Texas in 2012. She is known to enjoy a good hike, a leisurely dinner party, pulling weeds, and spending time with her two naughty dogs, Poppy the Boxer and Bess the Cow Dog.
In addition to teaching her weekly classes at Mantra, Laura also serves the community as studio manager.