About Laura

Services for the

Mind, Body, and Spirit

Meditation

When I first tried meditation I was overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated.  I had so many questions and I am so thankful for the many wonderful teachers I had who helped me along the way.  The most important peace of information I can pass along is that meditation looks different for EVERYONE.  Some people will receive the same benefits of meditation spending time in their garden or walking through the woods. Some people meditate while running or painting or even coloring.  As I understand it, meditation is the practice of quieting my mind SO THAT I can connect to my higher power.  It is the art of stilling myself, and it has extraordinary benefits.

  

  • Meditation reduces stress

  • It improves concentration

  • It encourages a healthy lifestyle

  • The practice increases self-awareness

  • It increases happiness.

  • Meditation increases acceptance

  • It slows aging

  • The practice benefits cardiovascular and immune health

 

There are so many ways to start a meditation practice and it doesn't have to look like your friends'.  I would LOVE to help you find out what works for you and get you on the right path to living and exploring your greatest potential.  

Packages starting at:

4 private sessions for $300

6 private sessions for $450

Reiki​
 

Reiki is a form of alternative medicine developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Since originating in Japan, reiki has been adapted into varying cultural traditions across the world.  I learned Reiki two years ago as a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.​  I first came across this ancient healing technique when I was trained as Pilates Instructor more than 20 years ago.  My teacher, Patrick O'Brien, was a Reiki and Rolfing practitioner and incorporated many of the qualities into our sessions.  Perhaps that is why it felt so different.  Being a niece 20 something I had no clue the magnitude of what was going on in our training. Patrick was working on all of us all the time.  And through him we were all feeling the blessings.  Sometimes as a group, sometimes individually.  But our lives were changing, there was no doubt about it.  

I finally went for my first Reiki session when I was 35 and I was blown away.  I can't explain in words the emotional release I felt when my teacher worked on me as I laid still in the dreamlike state for what seemed like 5 minutes (was actually more like 90 minutes).. The entire body felt lighter.  Like I had dropped 20 pounds of emotional baggage I had been carrying around from before I was even born.  After about 6 sessions, I knew this was something I wanted to share with my clients.  Reiki was another form of prayer, of connection to the divine.  And it was powerful. I'd love to work on with you if it calls to you.  

Single session: $80.00

Packages starting at :

4 private sessions for $350.00

6 private sessions for $500.00

Yoga

 

Private or Small Group Yoga

Although yoga classes have grown in popularity over the years, some individuals may find that private lessons are more appealing. Unlike basic classes, private lessons are a one on one experience with an instructor. Private lessons can bring about improvements to one’s mental and physical health and help one achieve personal yoga goals.

Gaining Initial Experience

Beginning yoga students can feel overwhelmed in typical class settings, particularly during the first few classes. It can seem difficult to keep up and personal flexibility might require a little work before it becomes easier to get into different poses.

According to Yoga From the Heart, beginners can avoid feeling overwhelmed and uncomfortable by taking private lessons to get started. (1) A private yoga instructor shows each move personally and can help improve form immediately, which makes it easier to get started.

Focusing on Personal Goals

Private yoga lessons also offer students the ability to focus on personal interests, concerns or goals. Instead of following along with the yoga instructor in a class setting, a private lesson allows an individual to set specific goals and plans, such as personal goals for flexibility, strength or meditation.
An instructor teaching in a private setting takes the information about the yoga practitioner’s goals and creates a personalized routine based on the information.

Creating a Personalized Schedule

Although the experience itself and goal planning are important, making the time to practice is a vital element of yoga. If it’s not possible to get to a class, then joining a class is not the best choice. In such an instance, a private lesson can accommodate even the most hectic of schedules.
Private lessons work around personal plans and scheduling conflicts. Taking lessons at any time of the day or night, depending on work and/or social obligations, allows more flexibility in one’s yoga practice.

Overcoming Health Concerns

Injuries and health concerns can make a normal yoga class impractical for some participants. A yoga instructor teaching several students at one time cannot focus on individual needs or ensure that the poses will not further injure or strain a particular person. Furthermore, health concerns like pregnancy, diabetes or heart disease may require special alterations to one’s yoga practice.
When health concerns are a potential issue, it is best to have a private yoga lesson. The instructor can work around the problem and avoid further complications.

Developing a Plan for Personal Home Yoga

Practicing yoga at home is not recommended until after working with a professional because home practice without any initial instruction can lead to accidental injuries.
A private yoga lesson makes it possible to create a plan that is appropriate for practicing in the home at a future date.

Working on In-Depth Practice

Although beginners can benefit from private lessons to gain confidence and learn safe practices, private lessons also are beneficial for advanced practitioners. Private instruction can allow one to take their yoga practice to the next level. Advanced classes, in a group setting, might not offer the level of challenge and planning that is required for more advanced practitioners.

It is beneficial to work with a private yoga instructor. In many cases, it will result in better skills, a greater level of confidence and fewer complications. Likewise, private yoga lessons may be the right approach to getting started or taking one’s yoga practice to the next level. 

Single session: $100.00

Packages starting at :

8 private sessions for $640.00

Pilates

"Change happens through movement and movement heals." - Joseph Pilates

Pilates isn't just core work, its THE CORE WORK.  Its a perfect sequence of exercises that helps strengthen and lengthen the spine.  Its your body and your breath coming together as one to create a union within yourself.  Its meditation in action.  Its stretching, its working, its building, its holding.  Its challenging your body with the most subtle types of movement imagined.  Pilates is humbling.  Pilates is the beginning of every movement you need to make.  It will make you strong, connected, and energized.  It will introduce you to your body again and help you to learn to love it.  Interested yet?

Single session: $100.00

Packages starting at:

STARTER PACK********

4 private sessions for $200.00

 

Private session 8-pack for $640.00 or $80/session

Semi-Private Session: 8-pack $360/person or $45/session

Small-group (3 people): 8-pack $280/person or $40/person

Sorry, no quads available at this time due to COVID

Combo-Work 

Sometimes my clients want a mixture of everything.  This might be my FAVORITE thing to teach. Picture intense bursts of cardio, ballet moves, barre work, Pilates, and Yoga all in one.  This is the ultimate workout.. Let me cater to your personal needs. Whatever you want, I can help you find, in the comfort of your own home virtually or at the Harmony Lab.

Senior, Family, Teacher and Military discounts available!

414 Hazeltine Drive

Austin, Texas

78734

LAURA SANDER

TEL: 6302906037

 

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