I'm Laura E. Burns, creator of HoopAsana and Radical Body Love Yoga. My passion is helping people fall in love with themselves! I've spent a lifetime learning to love myself in each moment. The journey has given me lots over the years, and one of those gifts is the motivation to create HoopAsana and the Radical Body Love philosophy.

Through the healing mindfulness of yoga and hoop-centered movement, I have found body peace and helped countless people love and honor the body they have today!

I created HoopAsana because I love hooping and wanted to add the flow, centering, and awareness of a hoop to my yoga practice. Turns out that hoops do all that plus a lot more! Hoops allow for more fluid movement during Hatha yoga classes, help to create better alignment , and provide gentle support during balance poses.

I'm proud to be a Yoga Alliance 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, or  RYT 200, trained and certified by Curvy Yoga, a Certified Punk Rock Hoops Instructor, a Community Partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, and the creator of the HoopAsana and Radical Body Love Yoga philosophies and practices. 

Laura is a wonderful teacher who is sensitive to the needs of her students. She actively encourages students to listen to their bodies. She offers ways to modify poses so that regardless of ability or experience a student is able to get the most benefit from each pose. I love Hoop Asana, her teaching is super centering and playful at the same time. I love being in her class - it feels safe and encouraging. Laura also has a very soothing voice, I know that sounds silly, but she understands how to use her voice to guide you as well as, when silence is needed. After I leave her yoga classes, I feel like a her light has made my day brighter.
— Lisa S.