Hi, I’m Laurie BB.
I live in Santa Cruz, California with my husband and our doggo, Vida. I'm the mom of a really great gal who is fully launched. I love to hike, backpack in the Sierras, go on adventures in our van, and create mixed media art.
I've been blessed with a long career as a movement teacher. It began teaching tap dance to children when I was 16 to teaching dance, fitness and yoga at three different colleges and to a private "solopreneur" teaching and consultation business.
I began my relationship with yoga asana in college where I was earning a BA in dance. Early in my practice I found Judith Lasater, who modeled for me the willingness to question and form how yoga asana practice not only fit me personally, but how I could then transmit that information to those I serve as a teacher.
This eventually lead me to pursue a Masters in Kinesiology where I specialized in geriatric exercise physiology and orthopedic rehabilitation.
My expertise is built on a platform of an ongoing relationship with movement where I am the test subject, a science based education that taught me to think critically about human movement, and years of experience observing others move.
The global pandemic created an immediate need to pivot in the biggest way in order to keep my solopreneur business running and support my students and private clients. Teaching has never been the issue during the pandemic, but technology and the fact that I live on the hillside of a canyon where high speed internet is not accessible became a huge obstacle! The learning curve was ginormous for me and I'm grateful to have found a way to offer my passion for teaching movement via online sources.