Laurel Fiddler Experience and Background:
Laurel first came to yoga in elementary school in an enrichment class. As a young person who struggled with anxiety, she found the practice to be a calming and safe space for herself. Throughout high school and college, Laurel stuck with her yoga practice as a way to keep her body and mind healthy as a competitive Nordic skier. After college, Laurel became a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher through a nine month training at Laughing River Yoga in Vermont. Since then, she has enjoyed sharing the practice with adults, athletes, and teenagers.
Describe yourself and your personal philosophy
Laurel grew up in the mountains of the Eastern Sierra in California and is a mountain lover at heart. She was a Division I Nordic skier at Bates college and since graduating has begun to dabble in competitive trail running. When she isn’t teaching yoga, you can expect to find her outside enjoying the trails in Boulder!
During college, Laurel took a Buddhism class on a whim and was hooked. She continued her studies of Eastern religion in college and now is a student at Naropa University studying Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology. Laurel loves the philosophical side of yoga and learning about its roots in Hinduism.
Laurel has felt the profound effects of yoga in her own life and believes it is a tool for both mental and physical health. Her personal philosophy is that yoga brings people together and reminds us of our collective humanness. She hopes to someday integrate yoga into her work as a therapist.
What Might A Student Experience in Class with Laurel?
Often Vinyasa practice can feel like a practice only for experienced practitioners; Laurel’s classes are designed to make Vinyasa feel accessible to all ability levels. She encourages humility and finding what works for your body. Most classes will feel like a gentle to moderate flow with a specific focus for the class.