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.”
"I would highly recommend this person to work at a yoga centre. When he came to visit India I was so happy because he handled my yoga centre for me whilst I was away. He gave this service to me and I was very happy with his teaching."Mahi
"Laurence is an amazing teacher and it was a joy to attend his classes . . . . His passion for yoga bounces out of him and his classes are fun and serious at the same time. . . When I was away he covered my classes, in total 24 hours. He was (and is) very reliable and punctual, and my students enjoyed his input . . . . He is an asset to Yoga."Brenda
- "I am very new to yoga and was somewhat apprehensive before my first lesson. I had been worrying that I would do things wrong and didn't know what to expect. Laurence is an incredibly knowledgeable, patient teacher and has been an absolute pleasure to work with. His classes are fun and structured to enable you to get as much as possible from every session. Laurence will adjust you but also check that he isn't pushing you too far; whilst also helping you to put a little more energy into each position It's also very nice to be given information on the philosophy of yoga as it brings much more depth and meaning to the class."Soph
- "Having only just started yoga I have been really impressed with Laurence's teaching and pace of the classes. He always has a method for breaking a move down, helping you to achieve the final position in small steps. His knowledge and ability have certainly inspired me to take my yoga further."Josh
“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.”Jim Rohn
"Laurence is one of those teachers who is so immersed and involved in the pleasure of his teaching that every minute of the class was challenging, fun, engaging, inspirational and spiritual! I can't wait to find another opportunity to visit Suffolk so that I can go back."Jan
"There is something very special about Laurence’s yoga class. It has a very welcoming and healing energy. He is also very playful and that attitude is relaxing and refreshing! The actual asanas are very toning and the Nidra style relaxation at the end is divine!!! Highly recommended."Georgina
"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
- "Really good massage. I feel rested and invigorated all at the same time. Laurence is such a friendly guy. You won't be disappointed!!"Josh
"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