I'm a 500-E-RYT with a background in fitness training and gymnastics. I believe fitness is a lifelong journey and every step of the way is equally important. I taught my first fitness class at the age of 18 and have been studying and growing ever since. I started on my "serious" yoga path in 1998, working with my teacher at TriYoga in Primrose Hill, London. In the United States, I earned my 200-RYT with Juluka Yoga in NJ and my 300-RYT at Laughing Lotus in NYC. Through continuing education, I've earned an additional 150 hours of advanced training, as well as 105 hours specifically for Pre-/Post-Natal Yoga (85-hours through Sonic Yoga, NYC.) Additionally, I hold certifications in Spin, BodyPump, Barre, Antigravity Fitness & Yoga, and personal training. This well-rounded approach has allowed for a good understanding of body mechanics, levels of ability and comfort and realistic goal-setting and aspirations while avoiding injury. For the past eight years, I've chosen to concentrate solely on yoga - no more pounding my joints or yelling at the top of my lungs! Longevity encompasses not only the body, but the mind, breath and spirit as well. If you love something and it brings you joy, you're more apt to do it willingly and consistently. No judgment. No pressure. No finish line. All classes are as challenging (or relaxing) as you choose them to be, as the real teacher is within you. Follow the cues of your body, set yourself free and most importantly, HAVE FUN! Welcome to LauraCresciYoga!