Laura Newcomer (she/her) has been practicing yoga for going on 15 years. She sought out yoga to deepen her spirituality and her relationship to her own self, and it has always lived up to those expectations. Since her first class in a basement gymnastics studio in rural Pennsylvania, she’s practiced in small towns and big cities across the east coast before moving to Colorado in 2016. She’s since earned her 200-hour YTT with Yvonne Schwartz, her Yin Yoga teacher certification with Corina Benner, and her Buti Yoga certification through Buti Yoga.
Laura is also a certified Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Counselor with multiple years’ experience counseling on crisis hotlines, and she spent decades engaged in activist and community organizing projects on the east coast with a focus on social and environmental justice. Those experiences perpetually inform her yoga teaching. She believes in creating welcoming, grounding, inclusive, and trauma-informed classes that empower students to pursue their personal relationships to their bodies, minds, communities, and yoga practices in a safe, affirming setting.
In addition to practicing and teaching yoga, Laura is the Founder and Lead Creative at Human Kind Copy, where she works as a professional writer, editor, and content strategy consultant for purpose-driven brands. She is also the Founder of Alchemize Studios, where she helps people deepen their relationships with their own selves via creative writing programming.