FUNdamentals of yoga and mindfulness (6-class series)!

6:15-7:30 pm on April 10, 17, 24 & May 8, 15, 22
Eastside Bahá'í Center: 16007 NE 8th St, Bellevue

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Are you curious about yoga but reluctant to take a studio class because you are afraid of sticking out like an inflexible sore thumb?

Do you wish you could learn and practice poses in a fun, unpretentious environment where laughter is encouraged?

Has your current practice become stale and in need of a light-hearted infusion of mindfulness?

Congratulations- you have found your tribe! Come be a part of this 6-series adventure in which you will receive:

•Instruction in common yoga postures and breathing techniques that you can use throughout your day and how to modify or intensify them based on your needs
•Alignment principles to practice poses safely
•Techniques for enhancing mindfulness in class and during everyday activities
•Confidence in starting a regular yoga practice
•Reference materials

Leave feeling refreshed, relaxed, focused, and more fully present in your life! Please bring a yoga mat, water, and meditation cushion (or whatever you need to be comfortable sitting in a meditation posture).

Online Pre-Registration is now closed for the 6-class series, but it is possible to drop in for individual classes on the dates listed if space is still available and with a cash or check-only payment (please bring exact change) at the time of the class. Individual classes are $25 each. 


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Instructor Laura Toussaint, Ph.D., RYT is a sociology professor and yoga teacher trained in India and the US. She is the founder of Yoga for Empowerment through which she shares her love of yoga and social justice. She brings a light-hearted, creative approach to her classes, workshops, and private sessions in which she focuses on engaging her clients’ own sense of empowerment and practicing tools they can incorporate in their daily life. Connect with her at 




At Laura’s class, I felt welcomed, at ease....and SO relaxed. Before I arrived, I felt high anxiety, stressed....after finding my place and getting started, I felt like I was in a perfect sanctuary. Safe, comfortable and sheltered from the world outside....kind of like being in a peaceful forest. Surrounded by warmth. When it was time to go...I felt like my human battery had been recharged. Like I could breathe more freely and more connected.....I felt Laura’s love and warm energy
Dr. Laura Toussaint is an amazing educator and yoga instructor with a passion for providing quality service to individuals, communities, and the workplace. She is able to address a wide variety of needs and abilities, meeting individuals where they are and assuring them they can do yoga and derive numerous benefits. Having participated in several of Laura’s sessions, I witnessed how she tailors her offerings from the simple to more advanced, and gently guided participants through the art of meditation and mindfulness practices. While maintaining a fun and relaxed atmosphere, Laura is extremely caring and sensitive to both individual and group needs, and instills in participants increased awareness of breath and workings of the human body.
Laura is a wonderful teacher/instructor/spirit guide who’s nurturing energy is irresistible. The workshop with her was transporting - a little spiritual vacation. Afterward, I felt refreshed and uplifted. I highly recommend her.
— Laure Smith, Kirkland, WA