laura hopes

Laura Hopes

Laura Hopes

As a full of beans child Laura took classes in ballet, jazz and tap, before moving on to gymnastics and running  as a teenager. After suffering from a back injury in her early teens, Laura had to take time out of sport, and never really found a way back in that left her body feeling nourished and cared for.

She began her serious yoga practice in 2014 after completing a leadership course where she was told to take more time for herself! With a busy executive career, Laura was desperately seeking a way to find balance in her life. After much searching, she curiously joined an essentials yoga program with one of Sydney’s oldest yoga schools, Life and Balance. Within weeks she was practicing daily with her mentor and strength trainer David Montgomery and after taking time off to travel and attend yoga classes around Europe, Laura completed her 250 hour teacher training under her teachers Noelle Connolly and Kat Clayton at Body Mind Life.

With a solid daily meditation and yoga practice, Laura brings her own journey to the classroom, helping students to find balance, reduce stress and manage their busy lives. Taking inspiration from both the hatha and vinyasa yoga styles, Laura tailors her classes to her students, creating an experience that calms and soothes the nervous system, whilst bringing strength to the body and clarity to the mind. Her classes will make you feel supported, with a focus on nurturing and caring for our body, mind and spirit, regardless of how new or advanced your practice may be. Come prepared to open up, increase flexibility, and learn a little something about yourself along the way.