Laurie Orlando

Laurie Orlando
Teacher, Massage Therapist
RYT 200, LMT

WHY YOGA: Yoga has been an amazing part of my transformation physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
HOW I LIVE MY PRACTICE: With authenticity and love.
WHERE I AM MOST CHALLENGED BY MY PRACTICE: If I am carrying too much stress around and not being present, it shows up on my mat.
THE ONE THING I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My beautiful daughter, Dannielle. My pups Milo and Max are the cutest little boys who make me laugh everyday.
THE BOOK I KEEP ON MY BED SIDE TABLE: The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron
HOW I HAVE FUN OFF MY MAT: I love the beach, it’s where I find my serenity. Sunbathing, sunsets, walking, paddle boarding — anything at the beach makes me happy.
WHAT I KNOW FOR SURE: “Life is full of experiences and if I just accept these experiences with an open heart and not label them as good or bad, I am at ease with my life.”
WHAT I AM COMMITTED TO: I am committed to achieving balance.
WHAT I SHARE IN MY TEACHING: My students walk away with the confidence that they are acquiring greater body awareness and learning to honor and respect its strengths, restrictions, and boundaries, yet not be limited by them.
HOMETOWN: I’m from Red Bank NJ. It’s a funky little town on the Jersey Shore.
EDUCATION / OTHER CERTIFICATIONS: BA in Health Science, licensed massage therapist, certified personal trainer.