Laura Sygrove

Toronto, ON

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Laura Sygrove is Co-founder and Executive Director of New Leaf Yoga Foundation.

She completed a 500 hour yoga certification in 2005, and has since earned certifications of training with Vajra Yoga & the Lineage Project in New York City, designed specifically for working with at-risk and incarcerated youth, Street Yoga Teacher Training (Portland, Oregon) for street-involved youth, participated in Youth Circles Training through Peace Builders International, and a 6-month Mindfulness Yoga Teacher Training, bridging Buddhism and yoga. She has also completed the certificate training program in Trauma Sensitive Yoga at The Trauma Center, Justice Resource Institute in Boston, studied mindfulness for at-risk youth with Vinny Ferraro, teacher training director for Mind Body Awareness Project in Oakland, CA, and most recently completed additional training in trauma-informed yoga at Wavelengths studio in Ontario.

Laura has been working directly with youth in custody for the past 8 years, and currently teaches at Roy McMurtry Youth Centre in Brampton.