Laura Parrett Davenport
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200)
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin
I love to read and be outdoors doing most anything. I have a finance degree and a law degree. I had my own law practice for a while. I practice yoga, practice law, and practice being a good human!
My friend Barbara took me to an Ashtanga class in 2000 or 2001 at lunch. I fell out of a pose and started laughing and have practiced with increasing dedication since then. I finally got to become a yoga teacher in 2018 and I love it!
I teach a mix of breath, stretch, and strength. I pursue functional yoga as I like being able to integrate the teachings into everyday life.
What inspires you in your teaching?
For myself, the feeling of my mind, body, and spirit being back in the same whole. For my students, that, and the happy amazement when they can do something they didn’t think they could, or they find that the practice on the mat has helped them off the mat. I also love the spirit of community.
Which areas of yoga do you cover in your teaching?
Breath work, traditional poses and flows like sun salutations, some strength building, and a little bit of meditation.
Workshops, trainings, trips
I was able to attend the “Nature and Nurture” week long retreat at Blue Osa in Costa Rica in 2010 and 2011, and it changed my life. The integration of practice, nature, community, fresh food – it’s hard to describe how amazing it was. I’ve also attended an Alignment workshop with Lynn Medow that made a huge impact on body alignment for me as a person, a student , and as a teacher.