About Me

My Mission

Based in the Bury st Edmunds / Sudbury Area, I teach regular yoga classes and workshops with the aim of guiding and inspiring people to develop a mindful awareness their body, as well as stretching and strengthening to improve their overall health and wellbeing. For those looking to deepen their studies into yoga with the potential to become a teacher themselves, I organise Yoga Teacher Training in Suffolk with the East of England Yoga School, where I specialise in teaching the philosophy and history of yoga & yoga movement. I also offer holistic whole body Ayurvedic Yoga Massage treatments from my home treatment room. If you have any enquires please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. I look forward to seeing you soon – Laurence.

Just who is this Laurence person anyway?

A Senior Teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals, I first encountered yoga whilst travelling in India in 2008. My friends took me to a class and I was amazed at how different I felt afterwards, in both body and mind. I soon realised that yoga was special. Before long I was a dedicated yogi on a mission to learn all that I could about this ancient & mystical practice (I’ll let you know once I’m finished).

Since then, I have returned to India many times, & I continue to train and learn from teachers in various locations. I have exposure to various styles of yoga. I learnt alignment based Hatha Yoga in the Himalayas in North India. I spent time living in ashrams learning various meditation techniques. I travelled to Mysore in the south of India to experience Ashtanga. Most recently, I have studied Ayurvedic Yoga massage techniques. I still remain open to learning and love to expand my knowledge and practice by experiencing new styles of yoga. This varied background of yoga ‘lineages’ that I have practised has given me a rounded practice and a deep understanding of the subtleties of yoga. I also have a degree in religious philosophy and specialised in eastern religions, which also gives me a sensitive understanding of the historical and cultural sources of yoga, and how they play an important part in shaping modern yoga practices.

My own practice helped my body to become stronger and more flexible, it helped me find confidence, health, and generally become happier within my own skin and life. I teach because I want to share this with everyone. Of course, I cannot and would not guarantee that practicing yoga will have the same results for everybody, but I do believe that the tools in the ‘yoga toolbox’ 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.

When not practicing, thinking, or writing about yoga, my varied interests include landscape and travel photography, piano, drawing, baduk, and hiking.

I hope to see you on the mat sometime soon.

Picture of Laurence smiling by a river, his hands are in a Yoga Prayer position, Sudbury, Suffolk. Norwich
Laurence doing a yoga backbend - Upward Facing Dog. In Sudbury, Suffolk. Norwich