"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss something." Ferris Bueller
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 18 years of teaching experience and thousands of hours of trainings tucked under her mat, Laurie is inpired to create a shift in the current cultural trend of yoga by making it more accessible to all the yogis out there who feel a lot like yoga kryptonite.
Laurie teaches slow, steady and strong vinyasa classes that are breath-centric and smartly sequenced to counter the fast and furious pace of life. Sequencing starts off slow and builds to a strong and steady rhythmic flow. Slow, steady, and strong 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 and laid back approach with years (and years) of experience as both a student and a teacher to make the whole experience feel like a 75 minute celebration for the body, mind and spirit.
In addition to her signature slow, steady and strong vinyasa classes, Laurie also offers therapeutically oriented yoga to meet the multidimensional needs of her students. This gentle, breath-centered yoga practice empowers students to go inward, get quiet and listen to their bodies in order to discover their inherent ability to heal and live life well.
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.