Laura Golden is a Jivamukti Yoga 800-hour certified teacher and accredited by Yoga Alliance (YACEP/E-RYT 500). She has been practicing yoga for nearly 30 years, and studied for 10 of those directly under David Life and Sharon Gannon, founders of Jivamukti Yoga, before completing their last year-long teacher training program in 2001. She taught at the main Jivamukti center in New York City for 5 years, and has been a guest teacher at the centers in Munich, Germany, and Charleston, SC.
As founder and director of Avatar Yoga Retreats, Laura led yoga retreats all over the world until leaving New York in 2006, when she relocated to Wilmington, NC, where she taught at various yoga centers and pioneered Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga with WrightsvilleSUP.
Laura spent 2016 traveling throughout Central America and the Caribbean, teaching classes and workshops at local studios, and leading retreats and SUP Yoga certification courses. She then relocated from the coast of North Carolina to the mountains of Tennessee. Laura owns the Windhorse Yoga studio in Tellico Plains.