Laurel Hodory portrait

About Laurel Hodory

Laurel Hodory, M.S., E-RYT 500, Author & Certified Business Coach

Yoga gave me a life. And then, it nearly took it.

When I first showed up to yoga, I brought my ambitious, driven Self to the mat. I advanced quickly, being disciplined and focused. I gained a lot in terms of confidence and assertiveness.

Then I brought myself to the business of running one of the first yoga studios in Central Ohio.

Outside looking in, I was an overnight success, ready for the national circuit! But seven years into it, I crashed. I was diagnosed with a long list of chronic stress-induced diseases and a scare with cancer that could take a clydesdale down. It was bad.

That’s when I had a break through, and the real yoga began. My yoga practice did a 180 shift. I developed a completely new system of doing yoga designed especially for people like me. And that’s what I want to bring to you.



A former studio owner, Laurel has taught thousands of students their first class. She has taught retreats and certified hundreds of yoga teachers internationally. A former athlete, Laurel was introduced to yoga by one of her dance instructors. Among other miracles, yoga has supported her and many of her students in recovery from physical injuries, addictions, personal loss, and more. She is a self-proclaimed anatomy nerd and has an uncanny ability to read bodies. Loved by her students for inspiring and challenging them to rise to their potential, Laurel’s greatest joy is creating possibility for others. Off the mat you’ll find her with her husband and friends enjoying good food, the outdoors, music and adventuring.