Laramie Reese – Yoga Instructor

Laramie is a Certified Buti Yoga Instructor, a 200 hour level Kunga Yoga Instructor, and she holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.  She began her yoga journey in 2003 in Wilmington, NC. Having lingering mobility and anxiety issues from a car accident that had happened three years prior, a friend suggested she take a yoga class.  Nervous about not knowing any of the yoga poses, she mustered the courage to go ahead and take a beginners class, and has been a passionate practitioner ever since. In 2004 having been nothing short of amazed at the physical and emotional healing that she was experiencing, she decided to enroll in a teacher training program at Wilmington Yoga Center, where she continues her ongoing training today.  Building upon a hatha yoga foundation, she has also dedicated years of study in ancient yoga philosophy, kundalini yoga, and meditation techniques.  Her primary teachers are Kristin Cooper-Gulak & Keegan White of The Wilmington Yoga Center & Kunga Yoga School, and Bizzie Gold & Tara Winterhalter of Buti Yoga.

While Laramie enjoys her accounting career, and working with numbers during the day; she finds balance and a great satisfaction in sharing the joy of yoga with others.  She began teaching yoga classes regularly in 2005 at Ananda Yoga & Wellness in Atlantic Beach, NC.  In 2007 she became a mother and took a break from teaching to focus on obtaining her bachelors degree in accounting.  Since 2007, Laramie has worked primarily in accounting and has been thankful for the career that she has developed over the years.  However, in 2014 she was faced with health issues and an unexpected, life-changing surgery.  Through the long recovery process, feeling depleted and depressed, she once again turned to yoga.  She immersed herself in the practice of kundalini yoga and working with the chakras to re-engergize and rebalance the systems that had been weakened from the trauma of surgery.  Through this process she became drawn to teach again, and set forth to open Twisted Sister Yoga Studio in 2016.  Her intention is to create a quiet and relaxing space to share with others who wish integrate the healing and strengthening practice of yoga into their lives.

Laramie teaches alignment based hatha and kundalini style classes designed to build strength, flexibility, improve circulation, energize and balance the chakras, and calm and focus the mind. She encourages her students to tune in, connect with their intuition, and to use breath,  posture, and mindful awareness as tools for improving their overall sense of well-being.

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