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We enjoyed our yoga experience so much last year with Laura!!
This year we actually based our two week return to Costa Rica around Samara and more specifically Laura's classes. Kinda like our own yoga retreat!
My wife and I did a total of eighteen classes during our twelve day stay in Samara.
As I centered myself and linked my breath to the sound of the ocean, I would find myself smiling and thinking, "This is one of the finest moments of my entire year"!!
Laura is an exceptional yoga instructor, tailors her class to all levels of experience and offers great suggestions for improving one's practice!!
I top off my 90 minutes of yoga with breakfast at Luv Burger (next door) 10% discount for yogis and I've found my bliss!!
As an added bonus, Rebecca Adams returned to offer Sunday classes and played her ukulele and sang during class!!
I've done yoga all over the world and have never found a better teacher than Laura!! Namaste!!
I had a lightbody massage session with Laura six months ago, and I still think of it. Laura's massage work met me not only on a physical level, but it also reached me on emotional, psychological and spiritual layers. So grateful for Laura's powerful energy work and for her insight- I walked out of my session feeling purified. If you're seeking healing, relaxation, transformation, and/or clarity, go get some lightbody work from Laura. She has a gift.
Laura is, honestly, the best massage therapist I have ever had...and I have had many. Just like in her yoga classes, Laura is nurturing, kind, and pays attention to details. Very, intuitive!! Laura integrates her skills to meet the needs of her clients on a individual basis, which I personally find unique and special. Being a massage therapist for a many 30+ years, I recognize quality. Laura is "Quality❣️"
Laura is an amazing yoga instructor. I have yet to receive a massage from her, but I can just tell from seeing her during yoga practice and feeling her intuitiveness that her massages are amazing. She has given me the run-down and it is not just a typical massage, but she dives deep and gets into energy work as well. Looking forward to more yoga classes and massage from Laura!!
Just returned from three weeks in Costa Rica. Got a pack of 10 yoga classes from Laura (which my wife and I quickly used up the first week, I went every day). I've been doing yoga for years and can honestly say my practice expanded observably by virtue of Laura's 1 1/2 hour instruction. Purchased a second pack but was unfortunately called back to U.S. prematurely. My wife has been able to remain in Samara for the month and reports back to me after class to remind me what I'm missing!! The 8:00 am class time works out great, allowing one to get their practice in before the heat of the day. Rebecca Adams teaches the Sunday class and as an added benefit, plays the ukulele and sings (beautifully) to wind down her classes.
Love 'em both and love Mandala Yoga!!
"Across from Tica Massage (at Heart of Guiones Wellness Center), they offer a free community pilates class on Saturdays. I tried Ashtanga yoga here with Laura Waite and fell in love with the practice."
From Smile and Be Free: Posted in February 2013 by a student who visited Playa Guiones and gave a review of her experiences:
"As my yoga teacher, Laura has really inspired me and pushed me to my edge. She reminds her students at every practice that her classes aren't to compete but to practice a moving meditation and to focus on the breath. She takes time to spend one on one with each of her students to perfect their techniques. She is a lovely person and she shines when she enters the room. I am very happy with her classes and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to join a challenging yoga practice."
"I can testify that Laura is an amazing yoga teacher who is authentic, loving and has a natural eye for the body and what it needs. Her adjustments are always right on, she knows exactly where to go. Laura is a teacher with much to offer in all aspects of the practice- emotionally, spiritually and physically."
"I have had the honor to take yoga classes from Laura, I say honor because I fell in love with her style of yoga and the way she taught her classes. I have to say what a beautiful person she is, inside and out! And most of all, I honor her love and devotion that she shows on the mat and off the mat. Her classes are strong but move with ease, and she gives attention to details with sensitivity for whatever level you are at in your practice. Laura is truly an amazing yoga teacher. I have never had her massages, though I have heard excellent reviews. If it's anything like the way she teaches her yoga classes, you know it is good! Laura carries herself with integrity and confidence which makes her a good teacher and a good person to know!"
"I have been to Laura's yoga classes many times and I have just a word: "Awesome." The classes are strong but sooo good. You just have to go at your own rhythm and you will feel great from outside to inside. She is the best. I love her."