Yoga teaches people how to sustain poses while still breathing, a skill most yogis use to live undetected in wax museums. Trick a tourist with today's Groupon: for $29, you get an eight-class pass to Inner Strength Yoga & Healing Center in Oceanside (a $96 value).
The experienced yoga instructors of Inner Strength Yoga & Healing Center lead students of all fitness levels through a variety of classes focused on safety, restoration, and healing. Bending bodies can settle into the placid instruction and relaxing postures of the Easy Does It yoga class or stretch their way through a Gentle Awakening yoga class, which rouses muscles without attaching alarm clocks to them. The regular Hatha yoga class combines breathing techniques with flowing movement, while Hatha yoga accompanied by live flute invites intermediate to advanced students to undulate alongside live-action instrumental ditties.
Inner Strength Yoga & Healing Center
Yoga Alliance, one of the yoga community’s larger training facilities, awards its E-RYT 500 certification to students who have completed at least 500 hours of training and 2,000 hours of teaching at a registered yoga school. Laurie Mort is one such student. Now, Laurie shares this wealth of knowledge and experience with students at her studio, Inner Strength Yoga & Healing Center. And Laurie’s business is aptly named. After a car accident in 1972 that nearly took her life, Laurie began on a path of healing that included yoga and meditation as a way of keeping her from spending her life in a wheel chair. That journey certainly took inner strength, and is the inspiration for her compassionate teaching style.
At her studio, she and her staff of experienced yoga instructors—two of which are fellow E-RYT 500 certified instructors—predominately practice the poses and breathing exercises of hatha yoga. Nearly all of their classes are open to beginners and experts alike, including flow yoga, restorative yoga, and ThaiSen, which uses stretching and self-applied acupressure kneads to boost energy. For further wellness, the center also offers healing services such as reiki sessions and hosts workshops and events including group psychic readings.