Laura is a Jivamukti Yoga 800-hour certified teacher and holds the highest accreditation available through the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500/YACEP). She has been practicing yoga for more than 25 years. She studied for 10 years directly under David Life and Sharon Gannon, founders of Jivamukti Yoga, before completing their last year-long teacher training program in 2001. She taught at the main Jivamukti center in New York City for 5 years, and has been a guest teacher at the centers in Munich, Germany, and Charleston, SC. Laura relocated to Wilmington, NC, in 2007, where she has taught at various yoga centers and pioneered Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga with Wrightsville SUP. She founded and directed Avatar Yoga Retreats, leading yoga retreats all over the world, in the early 2000s, and is doing so again under her own name (www.LauraGoldenYoga.com). She travels extensively, teaching at local studios and leading yoga retreats, SUP Yoga classes and certification courses.