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Day 47 SF-Yoga Sausalito-Laura Christensen

Yoga of Sausalito

Yoga of Sausalito

The YoYos felt some embracin’ vibes radiating from the Bay side haven of Yoga of Sausalito– sweetly livin’ on a charming street filled with shiny happy locals lookin’ like they were gettin’ ready to set sail.  With open arms and open heart, this “off the charts”  love-fest  of a yogi community led by owner Stephan Buehl and studio angel Alisa  greeted the “YoYo’s” , foreshadowing the jubilant practice they were about to share with the swarming room of yogis who are lucky enough to call this dynamic neighborhood and stunning studio, home.

Laura Christensen

Laura Christensen

Laura Christensen, the celebrated Anusara teacher, devoted student of John Friend and member of the Anusara Certification Committee, opened her “group hug” of a class on this beautiful morning, by askin’ this regular crowd what song their heart would sing… if it had a song. The YoYo’s, lucky enough to own the “record”, immediately identified… The Beatles classic, “All you need is Love”. These spiritual words, say it simply…and so did this deeply caring teacher as she unfolded a class that brought passion to every breath and every asana.

Heart Openin' Dance

Heart Openin' Dance

Laura, continually reminding this happy bunch to look for “enthusiasm” in their practice,  steadily lead with a beautiful smile and unwavering encouragement proving that patience, love and flawless instruction can do wonders, as every “givin’ it their all” yogi,  found themselves willingly tested in demanding asanas.   Brilliantly, this gifted guide initiated poses in their simplest form and persistently added baby steps that brought mental and physical breakthroughs to students who mistakenly thought, “I can’t do that”.  But when, as a team, they “pushed the preverbal envelope” and went a little deeper  than ever before, this supportive teacher and room full of spirited yogis, celebrated… on and off the mat.

Buddha in the Yoga of Sausalito Garden

Yoga of Sausalito's Buddha


The love fest in this community doesn’t end when class is over.  The owner, teachers and students that make up this tight knit bunch like to take the “feel good” out the door and down the street  to the local Indian café they commonly frequent…while they chat, laugh and build on the “feel it in your bones” joy, that binds them together.


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