Rainier Beach Yoga’s mission:
To provide a transformative space where people and communities can move toward healing personal, intrapersonal, interpersonal, historical, and systemic wounding through connection and resilience.
We envision a world where all beings are free and whole.
Community, compassion, social justice, dignity, interdependence and transformation
Classes at Rainier Beach Yoga are one part group processing and discussion, one part movement and one part meditation. All classes include a discussion on yoga philosophy, the movement portion of class is less about putting your body in particular shapes and more about embodying yoga philosophy, and each class ends with meditation.
Come practice in an intimate space with a maximum of 10 students/class. I look forward to seeing you.
Along with group classes, workshops and retreats I also have a private yoga therapy practice from this space. Check out Seed Yoga Therapy to learn more about my practice.
With a deep bow I honor my teacher, Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan, who shows me the mirror and the path to freedom every day.
Immense gratitude to Leticia Nieto, Molly Lannon Kenny, Stephanie Sisson, Rev. angel Kyodo williams and Richard Miller who deepen my love and knowledge of yoga, interdependence and healing.
I humbly, gratefully and lovingly walk in your footsteps.
Laura Humpf is passionate about healing the effects of individual, collective and intergenerational trauma as well as cultivating and nourishing resilience.
She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with folks living with a wide range of challenges including depression, grief, racism, shame, sexism, and the struggle to love the body they live in. As a certified Yoga Therapist she utilizes somatic and body-based approaches to healing, which can decrease pain, emotional and physical, and trauma symptoms (i.e. insomnia, panic, dissociation, etc.) while increasing acceptance, courage and the capacity to meet life with compassion and choice.
Laura, a white, cisgender, straight, able-bodied, middle class womxn, works through a trauma-informed, consent-based and anti-oppression lens and is committed to students experiencing agency and empowerment.
Laura, born and raised outside of Chicago (on Miama, Peoria and Potawatomi land) and calling the Coast Salish land of Seattle home since 2004, turned to yoga in 2002 after struggling with burn out and insomnia. She started teaching in 2004, has been a mental health therapist and yoga therapist since 2007 at Satmato Yoga Therapy, and opened Rainier Beach Yoga in 2014. She has studied with The Samarya Center, IRest, Theater of the Oppressed, Reverend angel Kyodo williams, and Cultures Connecting.
This work fills Laura up, and she is grateful to have the opportunity to share it with others. She is a daily meditator, animal lover, voracious reader and hiker. She looks forward to seeing you in class.
This is not your regular yoga class!