Laura Butler is an E-RYT 500-Hour yoga, meditation, restorative yoga, and pre-natal yoga teacher. She started studying yoga in 2000, taking Vinyasa flow classes in Columbus, Ohio. She began teaching in 2007, and received her 200-Hour certification at YogaWorks, and then her 300-Hour certification from ISHTA Yoga. In 2009, she traveled to India, and went to The Yoga Institute in Santacruz, Mumbai. She has studied many types of yoga including Iyengar, Vinyasa flow, Anusara, and ISHTA. She has extensive training in asana, meditation, pranayama, Ayurveda, Marma points (a form of acupressure) and the healing aspects of yoga. Laura has been featured in both Yoga Journal and Boro magazines. For the past three years, she has assisted Summer Solstice in Times Square founder Douglass Stewart at this annual event. She also led part of the 108 Sun Salutations at the worldwide 2010 Global Mala Yoga For Peace Event in New York City. Laura incorporates fun, joy, creativity, alignment, flowing with the breath, mantra, and support into her classes, along with her extensive knowledge of the brain and anatomy. It is a pleasure to challenge her students to reach their full potential, not only in their bodies, but also in their lives.