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Yoga

Join us for morning yoga practice ocean front in the heart of Samara. We meet Mon/Wed/Fri for Mixed Level Vinyasa (90m) and seasonally on Tues/Thurs for Slow Flow (75m). Classes begin at 8:30am in the garden rancho at the Intercultura Language School. Pre-registration appreciated. Private Vinyasa or Ashtanga Yoga classes available.

"Whether you and I and a few others will renew the world some day remains to be seen. But within ourselves we must renew it each day." ~Hermann Hesse

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Massage & Lightwork

Intuitive Therapeutic Massage and Lightbody work: a full body massage addressing the physical, mental/emotional and energetic bodies. A unique, integrative experience combining deep tissue therapy and flowing Swedish massage strokes infused with hands-on Lightwork. Private office with A/C across from the Natural Center.

"When you touch a body, you touch the whole person, the intellect, the spirit, and the emotions."  ~ Jane Harrington

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About Mandala

Laura Waite

Laura Waite

Facilitator of the Light

Mandala (mon-dah-lah) means “circle” or “completion,” and represents wholeness. It is a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relationship to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds. Mandalas are circular designs symbolizing the never-ending life cycle. They aid in meditation and serve as a symbolic map of the universe and pathway to liberation. These designs can be created by individuals to represent their journeys through life, telling the story of where they have been. In some cases they can reveal the individuals life path.

 

We go through constant cycles of death and rebirth as we journey through life and evolve from lessons. The pathways that we choose color and design our personal mandala or life map. We are already whole and complete, but we forget and our unconscious choices or influences can nudge or knock us off center.  Our conditioning from ancestral patterns, limiting beliefs, modern society, past traumas, inner wounding…to name a few, can create an environment of triggers, stress, distraction, and disconnect. We become unbalanced as life’s pressures build, overwhelming our emotions and our minds bringing rise to physical pain, depression and anxiety. This is usually the wake up call to go deeper and find the root to our suffering. Pain is the body’s way of getting our attention to create change. The longer we live in a depleted state, the more detached we become from living our fullest and most joyful expression of life. When we slow down to reconnect and prioritize self-care which is truly self-love, we begin to tune in, to listen, to heal, and to make changes. By rediscovering our balance, truth and clarity within, we then realign our choices and influences from a conscious space to build lives connected to our higher purpose.

 

I share my life path with you through my journey of yoga and the healing arts. Every practitioner has a unique interpretation and expression of these ancient wisdoms based on one’s experiences and intuition. This makes us each uniquely gifted. Sometimes we need some assistance to recenter and realign. Creating enhancing connections with others as well as living present and connected within one’s heart paves way for an abundant life. Connection shines light where darkness may reside. This is how we heal and renew: through connection to community, to one’s inner truth, and to a higher source of oneness or consciousness. As always, the light within me honors and respects the light within you, let’s journey together. I look forward to connecting, on the yoga mat, in a conversation, or during a healing session. We are all walking each other home, sometimes we need assistance to remember who we truly are and how to live consistently in our heart center.

 

“Too often we underestimate the power of touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential of turning a life around.”

~Leo Buscaglia

 

Your Voice

“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❣️”

~Ellie Dragon

“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.”

~Kathie Hagy

“Best yoga class I ever had. 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. We love Mandala Yoga!!”

~Tom

“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.”

~Nazy Dee

“Laura is an incredible yoga teacher and I learned so much from her. My practice was strengthened by her uniquely sequenced Vinyasa classes, and her calmness and mindfulness provided space and clarity in my own mind and heart. She creates a sense of community among her students through heart and humor and challenges her students to explore their full potential during each class. She makes adjustments kindly and accurately and communicates with her students in a way that’s engaging and fun. I always feel so welcome and safe in her presence. She is pure joy.”

~Christina Meyer

“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 a amazing yoga teacher. I have never had her massages, though I have heard excellent reviews. If it’s any thing 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!”

~Ellie Dragon

“I received the most incredible, most thoughtful, most pain relieving 2 hour massage from Laura Waite. Her kind yet strong hands brought great relief to my body. She was fully connected to my trouble areas and her calming nature made the massage go by way too quickly. You are in great hands with Laura.”

~Kyle Pleva

“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.”

~Jacinthe Mitchell

“Las clases con Laura son toda una experiencia única, un ambiente increíble, una atención especializada y personalizada que lo lleva a uno a otro nivel. Laura es excelente profesora y persona, con su don de gente y enseñanza de madre.”

~Maria Fernanda Brenes Meseguer

“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.”

~Christine Gagnon

“Laura, she is everything you need when you think about YOGA. Her years of experience and passion, with which she teaches in each and every one of her classes, makes that class a space for you to be you. You are free to relax, set intentions, cry if you need to. Laurita’s class is like a big hug to your soul, mind and body. She is the best!!”

~Virginia Barbiero

“Laura is very gifted in both body work and her yoga teaching. I have had several massage sessions by Laura as well as private ashtanga lessons. I have followed her in a group yoga setting as well. I am grateful to her for sharing her journey with me. She is a teacher because she is a student. She truly is a facilitator of love and light.”

~Jack Loconsolo

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Goddess
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Namaste
Pranayama
Laura
Twisted Forward Fold
Ustrasana
Shoulder Stand
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
Warrior 1
Camatkarasana
Thread the Needle
Goddess
Fallen Triangle
Garudasana
Supine Twist
Natarajasana
Fallen Triangle
Vrschikasana
Vinyasa
Vrikshasana
Yogis
Laura
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