Laurel Harrington

Teaching Style:  

Grounding, yet uplifting.  Strong, yet flexible. Sweaty, and maybe a little uncomfortable, but hey, water (aka sweat) + discomfort (aka transformation) = growth.  Overall, it’s a balancing act, a mix of all the goodness, honoring yin and yang.

Favorite Quote:  

“The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn’t even think to ask.” (Quote from 180 degrees South).



Greatest Lesson from Your Mat:  

Amita (aka my mat)…  Show up. You don’t have to know what to say, how to do every pose, or even have a mat of your own.  All you have to do is show up. Participate as much or as little as you can each day. Observe without judgement of self and of others. Listen, don’t just hear.  Apply what you learn on and off the mat. Then repeat. The rest will unravel.

What Brought you to Yoga:  

A pink piece of paper I picked up off the sidewalk to throw into the trashcan on my way to the bus stop.  I was walking to the bus stop in Kailua Hi, when a pink piece of paper blew across my path. I snagged the paper to put it into the rubbish bin.  On my way to toss it, I noticed a cool looking symbol and some words printed on the other side. It read “Donation Based Community Yoga, Yoga School of Kailua” with an address and a phone number.  My heart smiled. Instead of tossing the paper, I kept it, called the number, chatted with one of the most divine people I have ever chatted with, and that week I began classes. Thank you Universe.