Just who is this Laurence person anyway?
Known to some as Laurie, and others Laurence and yet others still as Larry, he goes by many names. One day Laurence went to a Yoga lesson. Skip forward Nine exciting years (filled with drama, passion, laughter and more than a little Yoga, in the form of a montage if you like) and Laurence is now a fully certified & insured yoga instructor and massage therapist himself, and registered as a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
He has been teaching for 8 years and now after several years of splitting his time seasonally between the UK and India, where he regularly returns to continue his education and training, he is now living and working in the east of England full time. He genuinely believes in the healing potential of yoga and massage and loves to share this passion when and wherever he can. He specialises in Hatha & Power Yoga, Yoga Nidra meditation, and Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, but he also has a funky passion for a rigorous Ashtanga practice.
This is what Laurence has to say for himself
“I am very happy to be teaching in the Sudbury area. I came to yoga by chance, and it was a life changing experience for me. I immediately noticed that my body and mind felt lighter, like I had released some past emotional pain through simply stretching and breathing! That was in 2009, since then I haven’t stopped practicing and exploring the potential that yoga has. It still amazes me every time I practise. Suffice to say my physical body has become stronger and more flexible and still continues to improve. I am more confident, and generally happier within my own skin and life. I want to share this with everyone. Whilst of course I cannot and would not guarantee that practicing yoga will have the same results for everybody, I do believe that the tools that we have in yoga are very powerful. It is my passion and joy to share these tools so that everyone can have the same opportunity to make lasting positive changes in their life.”
- "Laurence's yoga teaching is of a very high standard. He is very experienced and passes on his knowledge and skills in a clear, easy to follow way as he helps all ages and abilities achieve exercises and poses relevant to their fitness and experience level. Laurence's warm, friendly nature combined with his professionalism and enthusiasm for his art result in excellent instruction. His love of yoga and teaching is evident as he creates a welcoming and safe environment in which to learn. Learning yoga with Laurence is fun, enjoyable, relaxing and non-threatening."Erin
- “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”Lao Tzu
“Surrender to Yoga, for where is the conflict when the truth is known.”Sri T.Krishnamacharya
"I had never had a proper massage before visiting Laurence so I did not know what to expect. Well I have to say that the experience has been very uplifting and with guidance on breathing, stretching and flexibility, I am now dealing far more effectively with hitherto poor flexibility and the aches that previously were starting to bug me. So I have no hesitation in recommending Laurence for excellent massage therapy."Jonathon
"Laurie is a very gifted masseuse with healing hands. He is very attentive to each persons individual needs and he sits with you to discuss what you want from the massage and check in with your mind and body before he begins. He is an Ayurvedic massage therapist and uses his yoga training in his work, alternating between pressure applied with hands (and feet if you want it) and also moving your body into yogic stretches to get deep into the muscles. I leave everytime feeling refreshed and renewed and excited to come back again."Rosie
"Really good massage. I feel rested and invigorated all at the same time. Laurence is such a friendly guy. You won't be disappointed!!"Robyn
"I had an Ayurvedic yoga massage with Laurence and found it really beneficial. The assisted stretches were great and I felt much more flexible afterwards. The treatment was also very relaxing. I would thoroughly recommend."Greta
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”Lao Tzu
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.”B.K.S. Iyengar
“The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.”Yogi Bhajan