Mrs. Laura McKinnon E-RYT

Laura McKinnon

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Address: 1360 Fremont Blvd, Seaside

Laura McKinnon, owner and E-RYT. Laura first came to yoga in 2000 as a recommendation to help heal an injury. She not only found a better place in her physical body, but received other benefits from the practice that helped bring balance to her life. This inspired her to share yoga with others through teaching. She firmly believes that yoga is for everyone; regardless of age or physical ability and that it is through yoga that we can all find health, wellness, and peace. Her passion eventually led her to open Seaside Yoga Sanctuary, a place of community where all are openly welcomed.

Laura is a student of life and enthusiastically shares her love of yoga with her students. In her classes she brings attention to anatomy and mindful movement, and encourages compassionate self-study.
She teaches Hatha yoga, prenatal & postnatal yoga, beginners, and is co-director of the Integral Awakening Yoga 200hr Yoga Teacher Training program. Though she has experienced a variety of styles of yoga, she is most studied and influenced in the Iyengar tradition. She continues to deepen her understanding of yoga through her own practice and studies with other seasoned teachers.

Her family is her biggest blessing and support. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 7 yr old son, whom she also is fortunate to home school. Since the loss of their second son in Jan 2016, she has started working towards her long-time dream of writing a book, and supporting women that have suffered loss.
She also has a fondness for animals; having worked with marine mammals professionally for 10 years and her home is full with 2 dogs, a parrot and cat. She loves the outdoors and will most often be found at the beach.

Seaside Yoga Sanctuary
http://www.seasideyogasanctuary.com
Articles Laura has Published
Enlightened Beings
Enlightened Beings

Last month I wrote about what is yoga. What does it mean for you to practice yoga and how can its practice integrate into our daily lives? And that ultimately, Yoga, whether practicing asana, meditation, »

Last month I wrote about what is yoga. What does it mean for you to practice yoga and how can its practice integrate into our daily lives? And that ultimately, Yoga, whether practicing asana, meditation, pranayama, or any other form - is really to foster the connection within (union); so that from within, we can rest into our inherent goodness and shine the light in our hearts. But often think that..

Mrs. Laura McKinnon · May 5th, 2017

Mrs. Laura McKinnon · May 5th, 2017

The Yoga Map
The Yoga Map

The Yoga Map January 31, 2017 Laura McKinnon There are maps for just about everything – roads, parks, museums, hiking trails, airports and much more. They help us get to where we need to go and navigate »

The Yoga Map January 31, 2017 Laura McKinnon There are maps for just about everything – roads, parks, museums, hiking trails, airports and much more. They help us get to where we need to go and navigate a foreign terrain. For instance, when hiking in the forest, having a trail map that reflects the surrounding area is important so that you don't get lost. Wilderness maps can notate various landmarks,..

Mrs. Laura McKinnon · February 11th, 2017

Mrs. Laura McKinnon · February 11th, 2017

The Power of a Shattered Heart
The Power of a Shattered Heart

When our heart is shattered, sometimes the response is to close the heart and allow it to harden, to feel less pain. But if we allow the heart to remain open and to soften, the delicateness of this life »

When our heart is shattered, sometimes the response is to close the heart and allow it to harden, to feel less pain. But if we allow the heart to remain open and to soften, the delicateness of this life can be fully experienced. I was out recently walking my dogs as I do every day and as I turned the corner, I came across my neighbor, crying and standing over her dog who was dying and unable to move...

Mrs. Laura McKinnon · December 11th, 2016

Mrs. Laura McKinnon · December 11th, 2016

Staying in Practice When We Need it the
Staying in Practice When We Need it the Most

It is hard to believe that we are about to head into the final month of the year! I hope that while the busy holiday season is setting upon us, that you are able to take nature's lead in finding still »

It is hard to believe that we are about to head into the final month of the year! I hope that while the busy holiday season is setting upon us, that you are able to take nature's lead in finding still and quiet moments. This time of year is always exciting for me, as I know it's a built in opportunity to spend time with family that live out of the area. Family gatherings were always important when..

Mrs. Laura McKinnon · November 23rd, 2016

Mrs. Laura McKinnon · November 23rd, 2016