Laurel van den Cline
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Laurel van den Cline

Uninhibited Heart! Laurel was first drawn to yoga in 2002 while in college in Santa Barbara. After years of struggle with her weight and improper diet, she fell in love with health and wellness, and ended up graduating from UCSB with a minor in Exercise and Sport Science. She tried different forms of yoga until she found Bikram yoga where she stayed for a few years. Though an NASM-CPT and a group fitness instructor, Laurel felt she was getting too much of the physical aspect of life and not enough HEART connection until moving to San Diego where she began to formally study yoga. As her consistency with this practice has solidified, she has seen improvement in her quality of life--physically, spiritually and emotionally. Laurel continued to study the body in preparation for Physical Therapy school but found her perfect blend of passions, Yoga Therapy, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Laurel incorporates her knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy, and yogic philosophy to create a fun yet challenging experience that everyone can enjoy. Being grateful for those who helped her gain health and self-acceptance so she could fully live, Laurel loves sharing her passion for Uninhibited living with others, and being a similar resource for her students. “By connecting us to our bodies and silencing our minds, yoga allows the true inner self to surface. Connections with others and ourselves can become more profound and authentic because we start to live fearlessly with an Uninhibited Heart. I like to create a space to facilitate this awareness in others and make it accessible for all.”

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