Public Classes in Houston

  • Yoga for  Beginners/HoopAsana: Classes alternating each Saturday from 10:30am - 11:30am at Nia Moves

  • Yoga for Beginners: Sundays from 5:15pm - 6:15pm at Nia Moves 

  • HoopAsana: Mondays from 1:15pm - 2:15pm at Nia Moves

  • Radical Body Love Yoga: Tuesdays from 7:30pm - 8:30pm at Nia Moves

  • Cat Nap Yoga: Alternating Mondays from 6pm - 7pm at El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Cafe

 

Radical Body Love Yoga

Do you feel like yoga isn't for you? Do you want to have a deeper connection and a more loving relationship with your body? Radical Body-Love Yoga offers a body-positive focused practice with emphasis on making yoga work for you.

Yoga can be a wonderful tool for self-love and empowerment. It can also be damaging when you're comparing yourself to other students or are not sure what to do with your larger belly, legs, or chest. Radical Body-Love Yoga is designed especially for yogis who want that loving relationship with themselves and who want to be empowered to step into any class with confidence, knowing they have the tools to make yoga work for their bodies. Foster a deeper connection and a more loving relationship with your body through this body-positive focused practice. Created with emphasis on feeling empowered and making yoga work for your body today, classes are perfect for everyBODY and all abilities. Radical Body-Love Yoga is designed especially for yogis who want that loving relationship with themselves and who want to feel centered, grounded, and present in their bodies.

Together we’ll explore: 

  • Setting your body-positive intention for the week ahead
  • How to heal and strengthen your relationship with your body on a daily basis
  • Options for making poses accessible for your body
  • How to find safe alignment and freedom in poses

 

HoopAsana (yoga+hoops)

If you search for "hoop yoga" online you'll likely pull up photos of thin women in precariously glamorous yoga poses hooping with their feet while standing on the edge of a cliff with their eyes closed...or something like that. HoopAsana is NOT like that. 

I created HoopAsana because I love hooping and wanted to add the flow, centering, and awareness of a hoop to my yoga practice. Turns out that hoops do all that plus a lot more! Hoops allow for more fluid movement during Hatha yoga classes, help to create better alignment , and provide gentle support during balance poses.

HoopAsana is a yoga + hoops class focused around body-positivity, self-awareness, and being present in your body. Together we’ll explore a variety of yoga poses integrating the hoop for an accessible, strengthening, stretching, and fun experience! HoopAsana is for everyBODY regardless of you experience with yoga or hoop dance. 

 

What are folks saying about Laura's classes & workshops?

The only yoga class I’d ever recommend. Gentle, adaptive, a very good workout that also leaves you feeling better about yourself.
— Susan H.
I never thought that yoga would change my life, but I’ve been proven wrong. I have a better relationship with me body now. Bringing elements of yoga into my life has made a huge difference in how I live.
— Carol W.
Laura is a wonderful teacher who is sensitive to the needs of her students. She actively encourages students to listen to their bodies. She offers ways to modify poses so that regardless of ability or experience a student is able to get the most benefit from each pose. I love Hoop Asana, her teaching is super centering and playful at the same time. I love being in her class - it feels safe and encouraging. Laura also has a very soothing voice, I know that sounds silly, but she understands how to use her voice to guide you as well as, when silence is needed. After I leave her yoga classes, I feel like a her light has made my day brighter.
— Lisa S.
The classes feel relaxed and non-competitive. She makes sure that everyone knows that modifications are available to fit individual needs. She is very professional and patient especially with beginners but also provides options for more advanced participants.
— Beverly B.
Laura has helped me create a home yoga practice that works with my body and gives me what I need. I’m meeting my body where it is and loving it more these days.
— A.N.
OMG, thank god for [your] Make Yoga Work for You Workshop! Now I finally know how to use props to support myself in the poses. I feel like I can take class anywhere and know what to do even when the teacher doesn’t know what to do with me!
— Rachel P.
Laura Burns teaches gentle, loving, body positive yoga for every body type. As a fat person it’s wonderful to feel capable and welcomed in her class. She made me fall in love with yoga again. I leave feeling loved, relaxed, free from overwhelming emotional and physical tension.
— Allison T.
Laura’s teaching style is perfect for me - finding self-love after years of hating my body. I can’t imagine taking class anywhere else.
— Heather C.
Laura is a great teacher! She pays attention to each student’s needs while teaching poses and modifications to suit everyone.
— Lauren C.