Laurel VossBrooklyn, New York, United States
Forrest Yoga Certified


About Laurel:
Laurel Voss is a practicing Forrest yoga teacher, artist and educator. Her first yoga class in 1999 was a college-elective, nestled between two figure study classes. Through yoga she connected to her body and breath, which helped her understand the connections in the body while sculpting. Laurel continued to study and explore Hatha, Bikram, and Iyengar styles before finding Forrest Yoga in 2004, after a recommendation from a friend who told her of the healing aspect of this practice. After years working an office job in arts education administration, she began a dedicated Forrest Yoga practice to reduce stress, poor posture, and back pain. In 2008, Laurel began taking classes regularly to free her from debilitating pain due to disc herniation. During this difficult time, Forrest Yoga was the only physical activity possible without pain; also creating pain relief. Her goal is to teach how to practice yoga safely, while meeting her students at all levels; to push her students to their edge to build strength and power at whatever their ability is and become stronger and more stabilized over time. Laurel loves teaching yoga because it is fun, and she can be creative by bringing new sequences to each class. Her passion is to help her students free themselves from pain, recover from injuries and learn from these to bring healing into the rest of the body for both emotional and spiritual well being.