Laurie Mayper, RYT, is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She is certified at the 200 hour level through YOGAspirit Studios and Level 1 through YogaFit. She is certified by the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America for Group Exercise Primary and Mat Science I and II. She took Pilates, Personal Training, and Group Exercise certification training through the YMCA of the USA. She has attended workshops in Pi/Yo Strength Fusion, and with prominent national teachers: Beryl Bender Birch, Seane Corn, Rod Stryker, Yoganand, Rolf Gates, Todd Norian, Ann Greene, and Daniel Leven. Laurie encourages students to practice at their own level and own range of motion to avoid injury and increase enjoyment.

New for 2012:  
  * Laurie completed RESTORATIVE THERAPEUTIC YOGA TEACHER TRAINING LEVEL 1 AND 2 with Jillian Pransky of New York City/New Jersey 
* Laurie began teaching M.S. Yoga for the Connecticut Multiple Sclerosis Society

New for 2011: 
 * Laurie completed YIN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING LEVEL 1 AND 2 with Joe Barnett of Tuscon, AZ in the Yin Yoga tradition developed by Paul Grilley

A longtime student of movement, Laurie studied dance for many years including jazz, modern, tap, and ballet. She competed as a high school gymnast. Later, she participated in numerous aerobics classes.

Previously, Laurie was in the corporate arena. She has held positions in diverse industries where she handled sales, marketing, advertising, public relations, print production, and events planning. She has an MBA from the University of Bridgeport and a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from the University of Connecticut.

She left a successful career in marketing management in 2000 to spend more time with her young children. Shortly she began exploring a career change which would be more fulfilling and allow a better work-life balance. This exploration led her ultimately to freelance writing and yoga.  She is grateful for the love and support of her husband and children, which enable her to pursue these aspirations.

How does one integrate a deadline-driven results orientation with yogic concepts such as contentment and non-attachment? In her classes, Laurie attempts to help her students do just this, and most importantly enjoy the journey along the way.

This page updated 1/2/13