Yoga Classes Enhance The Meridian Club Experience
Secluded Island Resort in Turks & Caicos Welcomes Weekly Yoga Sessions with Laura Mensen
Guests of The Meridian Club on Pine Cay may now participate in weekly yoga sessions every Wednesday morning. Yoga on Pine Cay sessions will be guided by Laura Mensen, Yoga Instructor, and students can expect to experience a warm and caring yoga class that is both informative and precise as well as liberating and free flowing.
“In Class my wish is for students to let go of EGO and find inner awareness and move consciously – listening to your body and respecting where it is at on any given day at any given time,” she states.
Laura encourages inner awareness and presence of mind during her classes as well as light hearted humor and constructive humility. Her philosophy on yoga is, “that it is a life practice with an infinite amount of teachings and lessons – it is much more than “asana” – which are the postures we do in a class.” Students may also choose the option of hands-on assists during classes to both encourage healing and provide guidance through postures and movements.
Yoga is much more than a physical practice on the mat, but a life practice that guides you to be a better person in body, mind and spirit. Laura encourages her students to practice yoga on and off the mat.
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Yoga on Pine Cay
Yoga on Pine Cay classes will be held early morning in the lounge, with astounding endless beach views at a cost of $20. Guests are asked to register for upcoming sessions in the lobby and to dress comfortably for yoga practice.
About Laura Mensen
Laura began the practice of yoga alongside her father over 15 years ago. She completed her 200 hour training through The Barkan Method School of Hot Yoga, Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2008 and recently graduated from her 500 hour yoga training through the Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC.
As a former Spa Therapist, Laura believes in the healing powers of touch. She has been teaching group classes and private one-on-one sessions, as well as facilitating Wellness Retreats in the Turks and Caicos Islands for over 5 years. As a long-time resident of the Turks and Caicos, Laura is thrilled to be able to share yoga and wellness with her community.
In addition to living, teaching, and constantly learning yoga, Laura is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, offering nutrition consulting on island and abroad. She also has a small juicing business delivering fresh made green juices to on island residents at their workplace.
Laura is a lifelong student to yoga as there is always so much to learn and she invites everyone she meets to give it a try. Her response to those who say they “can’t do Yoga” is “if you can breath and you can focus your attention, even if only for a second, you can do Yoga.”