Laurie Schoonmaker Toledo
Laurie taught various types of group fitness classes since she was 16 years old. She first attended a yoga class at the suggestion of a very special and unique teacher in 1998. It was the first time in a group exercise setting that Laurie was not watching the clock and was completely in the present moment! She also immediately knew she had been called to “bridge the gap” from the gym mat to the yoga mat for her loyal group of fitness followers. Laurie has since heard the remarkable statement “this has changed my life” several times validating how significant her yoga teachings were for her students. Laurie received her 200RYT through the Yoga Alliance in 2009. An avid Crossfit athlete, Laurie found Yin Yoga in 2014 and believes it is the perfect “yin” to her Crossfit “yang”. She has brought the benefits of Yin to many of her Crossfit athletes.