Our Teachers

Our teachers are some of the best trained in the nation. All possess nationally-recognized certifications and have been studying the rich tapestry of yogic wisdom and practice for years.


Each teacher brings their own unique style to the classroom based upon training, special talents, and personal perspectives. Having been inspired and transformed by yoga themselves, they are all eager to help you experience the profound and life-changing benefits of this ancient practice.


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Our founder is Eric Walrabenstein, a best-selling author, ordained Yogacharya, and one of the most sought-after authorities on the application of yogic technology for self-healing and empowerment in the nation. Eric's work focuses on making the ancient power of yoga practical for use in our everyday lives.

In addition to his work here at Yoga Pura, Eric is also the creator of the BOOTSTRAP Yoga System for troops and veterans and the BrightLife Yoga Collective. When not teaching at Yoga Pura, Eric regularly travels the nation speaking about wellness and self-empowerment.


When Laura Goethe took her first yoga class at Yoga Pura in 2006, she knew there was no looking back. Her passion ignited, she then turned to Yoga Pura‛s Advanced Studies and Teacher Training program as a way to deepen her own practice and share the gifts of yoga with others. Recognizing the power that yoga has had with her own daughter, Laura has become a tireless advocate for yoga for children.


When not practicing at Yoga Pura (her second home), Laura dedicates her time to her daughter Alexis and her two dogs, Kona & Baxter.

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