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About Laura Donahue
Laura discovered the holistic benefits of yoga when her practice began about 12 years ago. The uniting of breath to support postures and movement and the cultivation of mindfulness was the initial attraction. Over time, Laura’s practice became less about physical exercise and more about a way of life.
Responding to her son’s comment to “be bold,” Laura completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and immediately began teaching at various yoga studios in Connecticut. Since then, Laura has completed additional training in teaching therapeutic yoga to seniors and mindful yoga for trauma and stress. She considers teaching yoga to be a natural progression of her previous career as a Registered Nurse.
Making the decision to uproot from Connecticut in 2015, Laura and her two Australian shepherds drove cross country to join two of her children in Portland. While in Portland, Laura taught various yoga classes at Portland Parks and Recreation, including yoga for seniors, and she offered chair yoga and gentle yoga at a non-profit dance studio called the Aspire Project.
Following one of her children again, Laura relocated to Bend in summer 2016. She’s currently teaching yoga in various venues throughout Bend, including The Center for Wellbeing & Wisdom.