Alignment-based Vinyasa yoga teacher
Laurie Sleep is a yoga teacher and teacher trainer from San Francisco currently living in New York City. She teaches alignment-based flow classes that focus on cultivating mindfulness through movement.
An avid hiker, backpacker, and nature lover, she also teaches Hiking Yoga and leads retreats and workshops that integrate yoga, hiking, and nature as a way to facilitate connection and groundedness. She co-founded Heart and Hand Yoga Retreats, which creates meaningful trips that combine yoga and mindfulness practice with travel, adventure, and volunteer work.
Laurie earned her initial 500-hour certification through YogaWorks, apprenticing with Jeanmarie Paolillo. She currently studies with Annie Carpenter and has completed over 350 hours of SmartFLOW training. In addition to her yoga teaching and training, Laurie has a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education and over 15 years experience as a classroom teacher, teacher educator, and educational researcher.
Laurie’s yoga classes reflect her extensive background in education. Her clear instruction, intelligent sequencing, and down-to-earth style create a warm and encouraging environment for students of all levels.
Hiking and Yoga
July 2 - 7, 2017
Sunday - Friday, 5 nights
We live in a world where technology and modern life alienate us from our natural rhythms. We experience nature deficit disorder and are not sure how to reconnect with nature and ourselves. Cars and mass transit isolate us from the connective cadence of movement in hiking. Modern yoga has been boxed in by the hardwood floor...
New Year’s Hiking and Yoga Retreat
January 1 - 5, 2018
Monday - Friday, 4 nights
The New Year is a natural time for reflection and intention setting. Step away from your usual routine—and the stress and busyness of the holiday season—and reconnect with yourself, others, and the living world around you. Join yoga teacher and nature lover Laurie Sleep, E-RYT 500, and experience how yoga, hiking, and nature integrate and...