And More

In addition to her work with Compassion Cultivation Training©, Laura teaches yoga, writes, and engages groups large and small with humor and wisdom as a public speaker.

Please contact Laura to learn more or inquire about a scheduling a presentation on compassion, mindfulness, or related topic for your organization.


Laura fell in love with yoga while pregnant with her second child. The experience of full, embodied presence through movement, breath, and meditation transformed her pregnancy and labor, and continues to transform her life. Yoga has kept her strong, grounded, and balanced while she and her family have spun around the world with her husband’s international career. She finds that the practice of yoga can help people be at home in their body and its benefits continue off the mat in the work of real life.

Over the years, Laura has been privileged to practice and study with many extraordinary teachers. She completed her yoga teacher training at Willow Street Yoga in Silver Spring, MD in 2011, is registered as a Yoga Alliance RYT-200 teacher, and has taught yoga around the world. Her training and instruction focus on compassionate awareness and mindful alignment as ways to honor the body and cultivate its natural strength, resilience, and grace. Years of personal practice, apprenticing, and teaching allow her to skillfully assess the needs of her students, carefully design sequences, and provide modifications as necessary to meet individuals where they are. Laura sees beauty in every body and enjoys teaching yoga at every level – from seasoned yogis to folks who “live at a little distance from [their] body”(“Dubliners,” James Joyce). Her intention is to help others rediscover the wonder of their bodies, taste the joy of being alive, and find the embodied wisdom to live life well.


Writing is one of Laura’s foundational and favorite compassion practices. Check out this post (“Open at the Close”) on teaching CCT in the DC area on Compassion Institute’s blog.

Stay tuned for writing and compassion workshops and an upcoming blog on this website (late 2019/early 2020) .

public speaking

Years of teaching and opportunities to work with groups around the world have instilled in Laura a confident and responsive capacity for public speaking and connecting with diverse audiences. Participants in classes, workshops, and presentations find her embodied compassion, poetic insight, and honest humor engaging and transformative.