You have a very unique way of making everything feel new and explorative
I just wanted to say how much I love your classes and what an incredible teacher I think you are. Your passion and creativity shine through in every class you teach and the way you express things is a joy to anyone in your class. I have been to many different classes, and everyone has their favourite teachers, whether they prefer their style, their voice of or their teaching methods. I know from teaching myself (not yoga) that you often are repeating things and for some teachers this shows in their voice or their boredom in class- I must say this is rare in yogahaven, but some teachers bring in so much more than others.
You have a very unique way of making everything feel new and explorative. You teach by encouraging us to delve into the new, and you have an infectious energy. I know from looking around that room that others feel it too and it’s why we all keep coming back!
Thank you for being so incredibly brilliant at guiding us through the ridiculously early practise. you’re so expressive, but it’s more than that, it’s the wonderful way you express being French too. 🙂 And your soothing energy combined with slight flamboyance (not quite the right word!) You are calm yet creative, energy giving with a soft focus, and you always teach with an underlying sense of humour in class that no other teacher has quite like you.
Anyway, thank you for being you. It’s my one morning class each week that I always am able to make it to and I gain SO much from that hour each week
Your classes show me how to work on different parts of the body
Your classes show me how to work on different parts of the body, without using weights to obtain my muscle definition at a slower pace.
They help start my very busy days, putting me in a the right space, and relaxing body at the of the end.
At the end of the week, they remind me that the body needs to unwind.To re-energise the body in total relaxation, calming the mind and enjoying the time/life ahead.
For this, I am grateful for.
A workshop with such a great sense of humour and warmth
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the workshop yesterday – just what I needed before a full week of teaching Dynamic Vinyasa! I think you could tell how much I enjoyed it by my snooze at the end 😀 – really refreshing to go to a workshop with such a great sense of humour and warmth.
I really loved some of the techniques you demonstrated
I attended your workshop yesterday and I really have to thank you! You mentioned that a lot of people that come to your workshops suffer with stress, depression and anxiety. Well, I’m one that suffers with anxiety. Being a class teacher in a primary school probably doesn’t help!
I have been practicing yoga for years but have incorporated it into my daily routine to deal with the anxiety. Your workshop has made me realise that I am really not breathing effectively. Although I am able to relax, my shoulders and upper chest is in tension most of the time which means I am not using my lungs as I should. I really loved some of the techniques you demonstrated and I would love to add them to my daily routine.
The breath work classes are lovely
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I am learning from the classes.
It is a revelation to spend time with such few students exploring the yoga poses, it has added depth to my understanding and appreciation of somatic mindfulness in action.
The breath work classes are lovely too and I am enjoying how they are building up over the weeks.
Your breathing class has helped me tremendously
Also, wanted to say that I really think your breathing class has helped me tremendously, not just in the preparation for the surgery but, also for the recovery, so thank you very much!
Thank you for playing a role in my yoga journey
I attend your Friday evening yoga session at Battersea Park whenever I can. When I leave at the end of a class I am always so grateful that you chose to follow your calling and to offer those classes – although i am sure your pastries were awesome too.
Thank you for doing what you do and the way in which you do it. You have created a safe space for me to reset and redesign my state of being and develop an idea of how i want to be. It is an ongoing journey of course. But thank you for playing a role in my journey and being true to yours.
Yoga at its best!
Dear Laurent, thank you , as I moved to this morning I remembered your class from yesterday. In your mindful classes you make us aware of how amazing our bodies are. Really working with mind breath & body. Yoga at its best! 😘. See you soon.
I am a follower!
I just want to thank you for such an enjoyable workshop this afternoon. I absolutely LOVED it and would do it again next week if you held one!! We worked quite hard and yet you made us feel relaxed and able..I feel very stretched! Your methods really suit me… I am a follower!
A workshop with such a great sense of humour and warmth…
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the workshop yesterday – just what I needed before a full week of teaching Dynamic Vinyasa! – really refreshing to go to a workshop with such a great sense of humour and warmth.
I meant to thank you for your audioguides as well as for your fabulous classes every week.
I have just finished the intentional breath meditation, which I carried on for 35min and took me on a truly extra bodily experience. You are a continuous source of inspiration, and in the last 4 years you have helped me to awaken in so many ways with all the mindfulness tips that your classes are full of and that inevitably I take home with me and trickle through many moments of my days. I am not sure where I am heading to but I am glad I embarked on this yoga and spiritual journey as its making me very happy.
A big fat thank you!
See you in class.
Thank you for a great introduction to yoga.
Although I was a beginner I never felt lost and there were modified poses for me when I needed them.
Thanks again and regards,
A big thank you for such an enjoyable yoga workshop
Firstly I wish to tell you that I loved your workshop. It was very peaceful and we all felt warm & welcomed.
I found everything very helpful & learned facts I did not know. The pace suited me perfectly in my practice..and everyone else I spoke to at the workshop. Each step led into the next stage carefully & clearly.
You have developed a beautiful method, you teach so clearly the understanding that relaxation is the way to maximum benefit.. is so helpful.
I recommend your class to anyone that is interested as I know the benefits it gives to me.
For me, it was a magical afternoon of peace & good health which I cannot wait to experience again.
Thank you Laurent..you have a follower in me!
You have a very therapeutic voice…
I find you are such a spiritual teacher and pay attention to all your students in the class and give very sound advice and value each person, you have a very therapeutic voice…
An excellent teacher
It is clear from the way Laurent teaches that he has done lots of work on his own practice and explored the way his body moves from within, and he’s keen to help you find your own way too. Like many Scaravelli teachers, he is more interested in finding how the body feels on the inside and moving from a very deep place, than he is in finding the perfect shape to the posture.
Unlike some Scaravelli teachers, though, Laurent is not averse to a bit of flow, and a bit of dynamism, as a contrast. I particularly liked the way he came at well known postures from a different angle, which meant I was able to experience them in a different way, rather than just going through the motions – as can sometimes happen with classics like Adho Mukha Savasana (downward-facing dog) or Marjarayasana (cat pose).
I also liked how he integrates pranayama into the postures, rather than simply separating it out at the end. I found Laurent’s class to be playful and exploratory, caring but fun, intense and deep but without being serious or severe. It’s a really nice combination, and at the end of our class I felt relaxed but well exercised
Laurent puts you at ease in every class
Often peppered with laughter, each class will see Laurent completely understanding your level, limitations and potential.
An excellent work in all our classes this year
I really appreciate your teaching style, always paying attention to the detail of the process and never end-gaining. I feel very fortunate to have met you so early in my yoga journey.
We can’t thank you enough for all of your inspiration…
We can’t thank you enough for all of your inspiration, insight and being such a great teacher. I wouldn’t normally get out of bed so early if it wasn’t for you.
A big thank you for all your hard work in CFBL yoga clubs (And sport lessons)
You have a natural ability with teaching children which is truly inspiring. Thank you so much for your energy.
The classes were fun and informative
I regularly practise fast paced Vinyasa at home so found Hatha yoga to be the perfect change for a relaxed retreat, with Laurent paying special attention to every participant (and their respective injuries) and making us all feel very comfortable. The classes were fun and informative and despite being a regular practioner I learnt a lot about refining my poses.