Laurel is she teaches Alexander Technique, Yoga and other topics in mindfulness, health and well-being.
She is a 2005 graduate of the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles (ATI-LA) where she completed a three-year, 1600-hour Alexander Technique training. Laurel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. In 2014 she completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training and works as a yoga instructor and yoga teacher trainer at the DAHLC.
In 2019 she completed a Medical Improv, Train-the-Trainer Certification at the Center for Bioethics & Medical Humanities of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She is a member of the Humanities in Medicine leadership team bringing applied Medical Improv to Mayo Clinic staff and students. She also sits on the board of Directors at Rochester Civic Theater, lending her talents to support a vibrant theater community in Rochester.
Laurel presents extensively on the Alexander Technique, mindfulness and Improvisation throughout the Rochester area. In her free time she sings in the local Americana band “Bells and Whistles,” and is a founding member of the improv comedy troupe “The Squirrel Association.” She lives in Rochester, MN with her husband, Darin, on their little urban farm, with two oversized dogs, and small flock of backyard chickens.