Laura Culberg, MSW
Around the time I turned 40 I had a metaphorical heart transplant. I began to notice that my life, though it had all the right parts from the outside, felt fragmented and disconnected on the inside. This launched me on a journey to find ways to reintegrate all the different parts of myself. I found that I was craving deeper connections with people in my life, questioning my path, longing for answers to questions I didn't even know I had. Was I on the right path? How would I know?
By this time I had been practicing yoga for over fifteen years. I had fallen in love with the practice while completing my Masters in Social Work in 1994 and for several years practicing yoga helped me manage my career as a social worker, I completed my first Yoga teacher training in 2001 and for the past two decades have been a yoga and meditation teacher. In addition to running my yoga studio, The SweatBox, I have expanded my studies. Most recently I have added additional areas of expertise in the field of mindfulness and stress reduction, having received training in YogaCalm, a curriculum for children as well as iRest Yoga Nidra a method of reducing stress and treating anxiety and PTSD.
I live in South Seattle with my family. I love singing, baking, any kind of word games and walking and running in Seward Park as much as I can. Teaching and practicing these modalities has given me a new way of living life, like living with a new heart. Through yoga, meditation, and writing, I have realized my ability to connect to my true nature, that clear channel of wisdom that had lain latent for many years. I feel grateful that this path has led me to this work. I love to share what I've learned with people who crave the same connection to self and I look forward to working with you.