Hi, I’m Laura, and I’m a passionate foodie and a rough-and-tumble yogini.
I have a serious obsession for all things food, whether it’s cooking, food shopping, dinner hosting, cookbook reading or writing. Food is a word that makes people happy, and a thing that brings people together, like my dad says, “with their feet under the same table”. Through my food writing I’m able to share my own food passions, discoveries, stories, memories and experiments with anyone who’s willing to listen, or anyone who’s duct-taped to a chair. In the kitchen, I focus on fresh ingredients and straightforward techniques to create simple, delicious fare. And I’m not afraid of butter.
I also have a serious obsession for all things yoga. As a yoga teacher, I’m a firm believer in bringing yoga to the masses; I walk the fine line between taking the elitism and mysticism out of yoga, making it a practical and approachable lifestyle, while remaining true to the philosophy. I challenge my students to let go of expectations, self-judgment and self-competition both on and off the mat. Through physical practice, I encourage them to explore their body’s untapped strength, stamina and flexibility. I’m grateful to have found my calling as a teacher, and I’m grateful for the gift of guiding my students through their own personal journey, while they guide me on my own. I’m an RYT-200, and I hold a Core Strength Vinyasa certification from my mentor, Sadie Nardini.
I left my desk job and my hometown in search of enrichment, enlightenment and altitude in Boulder, Colorado, where I currently reside with my ever-hungry husband, Eric, and our fat, lazy dogs, Susie and Olive. I’m a regular contributor for the Fayetteville Flyer and @Urban Magazine, where I write about – what else but? – food. You can find me blogging away at my kitchen table, rocking my warrior on my ‘Duka or whipping up something tasty in the kitchen. Wherever I am, I’m glad you’re here.