"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss something."
Who is Laurie Jordan?
Laurie Jordan, MSW, E-RYT 500, RCYT is a social worker turned yoga instructor and children’s book author sharing her unique expertise to provide insight and special solutions to her students.
With over 15 years of teaching experience and thousands of hours of trainings tucked under her mat, Laurie believes that what you learn on the mat should translate into everyday life situations off of the mat. Whether or not you can put your leg behind your head shouldn't matter nearly as much as the lessons you learn trying. Yoga should work in real life.
Laurie teaches slow, steady and strong vinyasa classes that are breath-centric and smartly sequenced to counter the fast and furious pace of life. Slow and steady wins the race. But slow and steady doesn't have to be boring and lame! On the contrary, her classes combine her playful sense of humor, stellar soundtracks and laid back approach with years of experience as both a student and a teacher to make the whole experience feel like a 75 minute celebration.
While Laurie works with folks of all ages, she has a soft spot for kids, knowing that good habits start young. After teaching yoga to thousands of kids and training hundreds of instructors in the specialty of kids' yoga, Laurie decided to write YAWNING YOGA to help families conquer bedtime jitters and soothe the restless child.
But experience aside, what sets Laurie apart is her ability to relate and connect with students in a way that makes them feel safe, comfortable, completely at ease—and eager to return to their mats again and again!!
She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Well and Good NYC, Mind-Body-Green, Yoga Journal, Working Mother, Greenwich and Westport Magazines and she shared her expertise as a contributing writer for Elephant Journal.