• Yoga with Laura Arpiainen

    Laura is a Vancouver yoga teacher who currently teaches at Heart Centre Yoga in Burnaby, the False Creek Community Centre on Granville Island and Fraser Health Authority’s corporate headquarters in Surrey.

    I got into yoga relatively late in life.  I had been a modern dance enthusiast and once that stage of my life slowly came to an end, I found myself looking for other forms of body expression that had deep meaning.  Once I found yoga, there was no turning back.  All my yoga teacher training has been in the USA, with Aadil Palkhivala, an incredible teacher who studied (and lived) with the Iyengar family for years. It has been a true privilege to learn directly from a Aadil. I have over 2000 hours of teacher training so far, and I add about 50 -100 hours to that each year. I have found this to be a truly meaningful life long learning quest.

    My teaching varies – in workplace yoga, most students are primarily looking for relief from sitting all day – they have stiff shoulders and hip flexors. In longer asana classes, I enjoy creating complex sequencing to effect  true, deep  body sensations. Yoga is such a powerful tool for transformation, and once you really start felling the effects, your practice will move to another level.

    I regularly also give therapeutic and specialized workshops and classes, as well as retreats (one day – extended weekends) – also by request!

    Laura’s next workshop is:

    YOGA NIDRA – at Heart Centre Yoga, Sat February 9, 2013 at 7:00 – 9:00 pm
    Cost $ 20.00 + HST(until Feb 2) or  $25.00 + HST (after Feb 2)
    Please call 604.294.4954 or email info@heartcentreyoga.cato register.

    Yoga Nidra is a deep, guided yogic relaxation technique in which
    participants learn to direct their consciousness in a state of yogic sleep,  and work on bringing positive shifts and profound improvements into their lives.
    This deeply transformative practice is open to yoga practitioners of all levels.
    Please feel free to bring an extra blanket from home!