THE PATH TO SELF DISCOVERY
Hi, I am LAUREL ERILANE. I grew up as a competitive athlete in Manhattan Beach, California, constantly pushing my body to its limit. In my adolescence, I first discovered yoga as an alternative to physical therapy when several sports injuries prevented me from playing with such intensity. My practice began in 2002, while in high school, and I then started my teacher training in 2007 during college. To this day, I continue to educate myself through training and workshops with internationally recognized teachers to stay inspired. I have been practicing yoga consistently for over 20 years, teaching for 13, and I am certified with 1,000+ training hours from world-renowned instructors.
With consistent practice for over half my life, I bring an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology into my intelligent sequencing. My teaching style emphasizes proper anatomical alignment through both classical and modern variations, incorporating the union of breath and fluid movement with deep dynamic stretches and guided meditation.
When not teaching, I love connecting to nature through outdoor sports like rock climbing, surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, biking, low tide beach runs, sailing, hiking, and camping. An artist at heart, in addition to body origami, I am a talented Graphic + UX/UI Designer with a BFA from Parsons School of Design: The New School
in New York City. Born to a Ceramicist Mother, and an Astrophysicist Father, I have an innate ability to understand built forms and metaphysical functions. When I teach, my goal is to scientifically explain how the body and mind gracefully yoke in the flow state of the guided yoga experience. Well versed in the philosophy of yoga, I embody all eight limbs and lead with authenticity, vulnerability & clarity.
It's important to remember that we are always evolving. Forever adapting to new life design strategies, functional neuroplasticity, and technological aids. More than anything, I am a huge advocate of living life to the fullest. A free-spirited lover of the arts, especially music, I teach at many prominent festivals. Additionally, I have co-founded and produced several wellness events that focus on healing through yoga, nutrition, and community connection. I have led yoga retreats in some of the most beautiful and sought-after places in the world. Reach out, and let's plan a trip to your dream location! I recognize the yogic journey as a lifelong practice, which continues to guide me to travel, live, co-create, and teach internationally.
It is my belief that every time you step onto the mat is an opportunity to deepen your sense of self and learn more about finding your own personal peace. As every day presents new challenges, we must first do the work on ourselves in order to uplift others around us.