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Luminance Yoga Laura Washington in Portland Oregon

“Luminance Yoga is an opportunity to gather your energy back into you and cultivate an inner clarity from which to live.” -Laura Washington, ND

Welcome to Luminance Yoga with Laura Washington ND. Classes are slowly paced and breath focused so that you can find your center and move from there – greatly discounted at $5 each to make this yoga as accessible as possible.

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Laura discovered yoga and meditation in the late 1980′s as a source of relief from her chronic back pain.  As a dancer and movement instructor it was natural to enter teacher training and she began teaching in 1990.

Laura invested 25 years in consistent spiritual practice in Indian and Tibetan traditions.  Her teaching is influenced by this in-depth spiritual practice, her personal journey towards health, studies in dance, kinesiology, naturopathic  and energy medicine.

Laura’s classes are a great choice for those working with injury, pain, or physical limitation as well as for those wanting the experience of meditation within the context of a movement practice. The class environment supports you in expanding your experience of who you are.

Here’s what others say about yoga with Laura…

Laura is a skilled and compassionate teacher, and her love of yoga is inspiring. If I am tired when I arrive, I leave her class feeling energized. If I arrive feeling stressed, I leave calm. Although I’ve practiced with Laura for many years, I still learn something new from her each class. Laura provides imaginative and accessible cues to poses and demonstrates that laughter and asana go hand in hand. She instills in her students an appreciation of our breath and how we can use it to experience depth and expansiveness in our practice. I highly recommend Laura’s classes to yoga students at every level!

Robyn, January 2012

Studying yoga with Laura is one important way that I help myself stay healthy. Her classes are gentle and breath focused, and she fosters a very positive atmosphere. The asanas and stretches that she teaches are targeted and effective, and by the end of class I’m always less ‘stuck’ and ready for the rest of the day.

Nancy Davis, November 2011

Your class saved me today— it was nothing short of amazing and so are you! Every stretch felt like it was gently coaxing my body and particularly those back muscles to release. I thought maybe the pain would come back before the end of the day, but 12 hours later and I am still fine.  I am sure there is a great Sanskrit phrase to say this properly but thank you thank you thank you!

Wendy, December 2011

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