Laurie started yoga as cross-training and injury prevention for running. She found that yoga not only allowed her to run faster and longer, but also kept her joints and muscles healthy. After several years of practice in various styles of yoga, Laurie completed her 200 hour training in Ashtanga Vinyasa at Infinite Yoga in San Diego, California. She also has specialized training in pre- and post-natal yoga, restorative yoga, yoga for seniors, and yoga as therapy. Laurie will finish her RYT 500 hour training with the Asheville Yoga Center at the end of May. She currently teaches vinyasa and hot yoga at Yoga on Baxter, Bend and Zen Hot Yoga, and the University of Louisville's Wellness Center. Laurie also offers private sessions at Meridian Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. In addition to her yoga practice, Laurie runs and is an assistant cross country coach. She also has a Master of Arts in German Studies and teaches German at the University of Louisville and Bellarmine University.