About Laura Terry
A Physical Therapist since 1998, Laura has practiced in many different settings: in hospitals, in physical medicine and rehab facilities, in retirement communities, in nursing homes, and in outpatient settings. She has worked with people with major neurological disorders and injuries, like Parkinson's disease, stroke, and head injury as well as with clients with low back and neck pain, traumatic fractures, ankle sprains, arthritis, osteoporosis, and everything in between.
Laura started taking yoga in her twenties, and turned to it more consistently after her second child was born, as she tried to find balance between working full time and raising 2 young children. This time in her life allowed her to more fully connect her physical and emotional well being through yoga. Experiencing this benefit led Laura to share this experience with others and become a yoga instructor as well as continuing her practice of Physical Therapy.
Laura earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1995 and her Masters in Physical Therapy at East Carolina University in 1998. She has completed trainings with Lee Albert at Kripalu Yoga Center in Integrated Positional Therapy (a gentle and effective manual therapy technique) in 2015 and 2016.
She began her yoga training in 2008, then deepened her practice and her teaching skills with a 230 hour Yoga Alliance teacher training through Asheville Yoga Center with Stephanie Keach in 2012. She trained with Libby Hinsley in Yoga for Seniors in Asheville, NC in 2014 and with Sage Rountree, expert in Yoga for Athletes, in Carrboro, NC in 2016.
"Connecting to our bodies is the first, and most essential step to our well being. Listening to our body's needs is tremendously helpful and leads us to be able to participate more meaningfully in life."
"Yoga is one of the best ways I know of for us to connect to our bodies through movement, through breath, through thoughtful attention, and through meditation. It allows us to regain control of our physical bodies as well as our emotional being."
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