Laura Cornell, PhD, empowers women to heal body and soul, so they can contribute to healing the planet. She mentors Yoga teachers worldwide to leverage their talents for greater fulfillment, income, and service.
More than 4000 women registered to attend her telesummit on Divine Feminine Yoga, featuring 15 top experts on women’s healing and empowerment through Yoga. As Founder of the Green Yoga Association, Laura spurred a national movement towards Green Yoga studios, inspired thousands to move away from toxic Yoga mats, and produced two major conferences raising awareness about the connections between ecology and Yoga. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yogi Times, L.A. Yoga, and Common Ground Magazines.
Laura holds a doctorate in Religion and Philosophy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She received Kripalu Yoga Teacher Certification in 1995, Integrative Yoga Therapy Training in 1997, Kripalu Yoga 500-hour Certification in 2003, and a Yoga Teacher Mentoring Certificate in 2003. She received certification as a Circlework Leader through Jalaja Bonheim. Laura has led workshops at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the Yoga Philosophy Program of Loyola Marymount University, the Integral Yoga Teachers Conference and the MC Mehta Center and Mahatma Gandhi Peace Center in India. Her research on women, published in the book The Moon Salutation: Expression of the Feminine in Body, Psyche, Spirit, won a Distinguished Service Award from the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association.
Laura has extensive experience and training in business planning, niche development, copywriting, marketing and sales, and coaching to remove fears and blocks. It brings her great joy to help other Yoga teachers find and live their soul’s purpose. She works privately with these teachers via skype and telephone, offering both intuitive guidance and business smarts. She is an expert both in helping new teachers increase their confidence, and in helping experienced teachers leverage their talents for greater income and service. She believes that now is the time for women to cut through self-doubt and move to a place of clarity and courage, birthing their gifts in a big way while remaining completely true to themselves.