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 is a supportive, patient and extremely knowledgeable yoga teacher. I have been having one to one tuition with him for the past 10 months and have made substantial progress in my yoga and meditation practice as well as completely alleviating an on going back problem. I am now fitter, stronger and pain free. Laurence has supported me to have the confidence to try things I never thought possible. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wishes to learn yoga from scratch or to further their existing practice and knowledge."Nikki
- "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
"Just came out of my first massage with Laurence. He is very professional, patient and knowledgeable about what he is doing. He always made sure the treatment wasn't too difficult for me and was very honest. I feel relaxed and can't wait for my next session. If you are looking for treatment that isn't just a general massage, I can't recommend Laurence enough. Worth every penny."Tyler
"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path."Gautama Buddha
- "Thanks for a really amazing Yoga Massage. I feel relaxed and about two feet taller."Lindsey
"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
"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 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
"I had the pleasure to attend quite a few sessions with Laurence so far and I highly recommend him both as a person & yoga teacher. His teaching is very precise, hands-on and always with a smile on the face. You really can learn a lot from him!"David
"Laurence is a fantastic yoga teacher with lots of experience. He makes you feel completely at ease during classes and will adjust you to help you achieve the perfect posture"Sophie