Laura Kinnunen

Laura’s style of teaching is calming and nurturing, with emphasis on listening to the body and letting go of expectations

Laura Kinnunen

Yin Yoga Teacher
Originally from Finland, Laura found yoga after finishing her contemporary dance studies at a music and dance college in Finland, and fell in love with the strong, graceful, precise yet flowing movement of Ashtanga Yoga and practiced this style on and off for years. 

In 2008 Laura began attending Norman Blair's Saturday morning led ashtanga class at Globe House, and it was also Norman who first introduced her to Yin Yoga at one of his 3-hour workshops - the first hour of which she remembers as being ‘agonisingly slow’. With encouragement from her teacher, Laura embarked on a 7-month Ashtanga Vinyasa & Yin Yoga Yoga Alliance accredited 200hr training with Normal Blair & Melanie Cooper at Zolder Studio, completing the course in November 2015, and has been teaching both Yin & Ashtanga ever since. Laura is also the owner of Brockley Nordic Walking and has been teaching Nordic Walking - sometimes likened to ‘pilates with poles’ - since 2011 and has so far encouraged hundreds of inactive adults back into regular physical activity in the Borough of Lewisham.  

Over the years Laura has had the opportunity to explore her own yoga practice with wonderful teachers such as Scott Johnson, Andy Gill, Roberta Giannotti, Emma Peel, Sarah Powers and David Keil amongst others. Most recently Laura attended Sarah Power’s 10-day Level 1 Yin & Yang Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation teacher training, and is looking forward to deepening her practice with further study with Sarah in November 2018.  

Laura’s style of teaching is calming and nurturing, creating a space for her students to soften and slow down, allowing the time for exploration of the physical body, the breath and the mind. Emphasis is placed on each student listening to their own bodies and letting go of expectations of what yoga should look like.