Laura Johnson, PhD, is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with advanced training by Samantha Akers of TheraYoga Method and certification in the Trauma Conscious Yoga Method (TCYM) and Yoga for Social Justice with Nityda Gessel of the Trauma-Conscious Yoga Institute. A yoga practitioner for more than a decade, she has offered yoga classes, workshops, and private sessions in Northern California since 2018.
A Geography and Environmental Studies lecturer at Humboldt State University, Laura teacher undergraduate and graduate courses such as Global Awareness, International Environmental Issues and Globalization, and Emotions in the Anthropocene. She holds a doctorate in Geography with a specialization in Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change from Michigan State University.
As an instructor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at HSU, in 2019 Laura began developing her Yoga for Ecological Grief course, a heartfelt offering intersecting her background and passions and rooted in her belief in the transformational power of yoga as a relational practice for personal and collective healing.
Laura is also a community rest worker, Reiki practitioner, sound healer, novice permaculturist, toddler/dog/chicken momma, and freelance writer with essays and poetry published in Lion's Roar, Tikkun, Science and Nonduality (SAND), Taproot Magazine, Resilience.org, and Deep Times: A Journal of the Work that Reconnects, among others. She lives on Wiyot land in Eureka, CA, with her husband and their young daughter.
For more visit www.laurabjohnson.com or www.arestfulspace.com.