Laurie Marks

Laurie MarksBA, MBA, C-IAYT – In 2001, I took my first Yoga class and immediately recognized the power of the practice. The postures were interesting and often challenging but more importantly, I could see it was an antidote for an over-active mind like mine.

In 2012, after 11 years of practicing Yoga, I enrolled in a teacher training course to deepen my understanding of the practice and its philosophy. It was during that time that I read a quote from the Journal of Yoga Therapy and learned about the range of structural, physiological and psycho-emotional health conditions that were being treated by Yoga Therapists. Yoga, appropriately applied, is medicine. And a powerful medicine at that.

My near decade long experience in the corporate medical device field selling and marketing to orthopaedic surgeons, pulmonologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, and oncologists, as well as my experience as an athlete and academic seeker particularly in the clinical realm uniquely suit me for the field of Yoga Therapy. My former Yoga practice has also informed me as it often brought persistent pain because of group instruction that was not adapted to address my hypermobility. I did not know how to adapt poses let alone feel comfortable doing so. This has profoundly influenced my perspective on contemporary, mainstream yoga, my personal practice and the field of Yoga Therapy.

Recognized as a deeply grounding and nurturing teacher who brings both the scientific and experiential background to my study and work, my practice is via on the web and in-home for clients who live in Durango, Colorado. I have been a member of The International Association of Yoga Therapists since 2013 and received my Yoga Therapy certification from the American Viniyoga™ Institute.