Laurie_Bio_Pic4.pngLAURIE AHLEMANN teaches yoga classes in  Farmingville & Rocky Point , Suffolk County, Long Island, Syosett Nassau County, Long Island, and Douglaston, Queens. Click HERE to see her current schedule

Laurie Ahlemann has been  teaching Vinyasa Flow yoga on Long Island since 2003. She is the owner/director of training of Long Island Yoga School  which holds trainings in  Farmingville, (Suffolk County, Long Island), and Douglaston, (Queens). She is the creator of the Prana Shakti Flow™ style which is a direct expression of her beliefs of what makes up a safe, strong, and well-balanced class. She is also the former owner of Bonda Yoga that was part of the Great Neck Community for 8 years.

Laurie is certified at the 500 hour level in the ISHTA yoga style. She attended the Be Yoga 500 hour certification program in New York City under the guidance of Alan Finger, founder of Ishta yoga (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda.) She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 (experienced registered yoga teacher) as well as a YCEP (yoga continuing education provider) Laurie is trained in Trauma-Informed Yoga and incorporates these teachings in all of her classes, creating a safe space for all who attend. In addition , these concepts are weaved throughout her 200-hour and 300-hour training certification programs so the teachers graduating from her program are fully prepared with extensive knowledgeable in sequencing and conducting a Trauma-Informed class.

In addition, she studied Raja Yoga Meditation at the Brahma Kumaris Spiritual Center in Great Neck, Long Island for two years. These principles are applied in her guided meditation classes. She also attended a Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Corina Benner of Wake Up Yoga.

Laurie is a Reiki Master and a Master/Teacher of Magnified Healing. She studied Anatomy and the Philosophy of Breath under Leslie Kaminoff at The Breathing Project  as well as Jason R. Brown of ASFYT in NYC. In addition, she completed an online anatomy course with David Keil. She also studied the philosophy and teachings of Bhakti Sastri through the Bhaktivedanta College.

Laurie teaches a class that is energetically balanced with a breath-oriented flow that places focus on how to properly align the body to create easefulness and strength in the physical postures while creating a safe space for students’ to move deeper inward.  Her style of teaching is unique as she teaches principles rather than just specific alignments in a pose. The principles taught enable a new student to quickly learn proper alignments of ALL poses while more seasoned practitioners are able to move their practice to a more advanced level in record time. Laurie’s classes meet each student where they are on their journey whether it be working toward deeper physical postures or uncovering the beauty and Divine Love that lives within.

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Trauma-Informed Yoga New York City
March 2017

Functional Anatomy On-line Course
September 2017

Y12SR – Yoga for 12 Step Recovery On-line Training
November 2016

Bhaktivedanta College On-line Course
Studied Bhakti Sastri (yoga philosophy)
May 2015

ASFYT (Anatomy Studies For Yoga Teachers) New York City
February 2014

Wake Up Yoga Philadelphia, PA
Yin Yoga Certification
April 2012

The Breathing Project (Anatomy & Philosophy of Breath) New York City
May 2010

The Reiki Center (Reiki Master – Healer and Initiations) Port Washington, NY
August 2008

Ishta Yoga Training School  (Be Yoga during my time of study) New York City
200-Hour Teaching Certification June 2004
500-Hour Teaching Certification January 2006

Yoga Alliance – Internationally recognized registry of yoga teachers and yoga schools

Laurie Ahlemann RYT E-500 – Experienced registered yoga teacher -requirement of 3000 hours or more teaching experience to qualify
YACEP – Continuing Education Provider
Registered since August 2004

Long Island Yoga School Registry RYS 200 & 300 hour certification programs
Registered since August 2007
Work Experience
Long Island Yoga School 2007 – present – Farmingville & Douglaston
Owner, Director & Creator of Training Program

  • Conduct 200 hour and 500 hour yoga teaching certification courses emphasizing teaching methodology consisting of anatomical and energetic focus in sequencing, teaching trauma sensitive classes and modifying for injuries and level of ability
  • Offer group and private anatomically-based yoga classes specializing in postural assessments and teaching students how to correct misalignments to stay injury-free and how to work safely with injuries already present
  • Offer educational workshops in various subjects including yoga posture alignment, trauma informed yoga, meditation, and yoga philosophy

Hofstra University 2020 – present

  • Adjunct Professor teaching Yoga & Mindfulness Credit Courses

 Adelphi University 2019

  • Breathing Your Way to Wellness – Self Care for Practitioners – presented for the Student Counseling Center – presentation offered easy to follow techniques based in the practice of trauma informed yoga to avoid physical and mental overload

 Mental Health Association of Nassau County 2019

  • Restoring Wholeness – for Mental Health Professionals & their Clients – Offered trauma informed yoga techniques to help regulate clients healing from various forms of trauma while also offered self-care techniques for the clinicians

 Hofstra University 2018

  • Presenter at the Suicide Prevention and Community Resources conference for the Mental Health Association of Nassau County
  • Breathing Your Way to Wellness – Self Care for Practitioners – presented for MHANC -presentation offered easy to follow techniques based in the practice of trauma informed yoga to avoid physical and mental overload

Bonda Yoga 2008 – 2016 – Great Neck & Bayside

  • Ran all aspects of business as well as taught various styles of yoga classes, meditation classes and educational workshops

Nassau BOCES 2007

  • Offered two (2) three-part yoga trainings to physical education teachers resulting in addition of a unit of yoga to teaching curriculum

 AHRC Recreation Program 2004 – 2007

  • Created yoga program for AHRC and taught classes to young adults with developmental disorders
  • Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation For All – presented at the NYSARC Recreation Conference in 2004 and 2005 teaching stress relieving and relaxation techniques to those working with individuals with developmental disorders

 Roslyn Public School 2007

  • Self-Awareness Day: Presentation on physiological benefits of meditation and instruction on key points to create a home based personal practice for staff and students

 Suffolk Community College 2004 – 2007 – Brentwood & New York City
Counseling Service Unit of the FDNY

  • Offered weekly yoga classes for counselers of 9-11 responders
  • Presented meditation/relaxation workshops for Wellness Program for 9-11 responders and their families

Teaching Style:
Consists of anatomical and breath-oriented focus that lends itself well to teaching a varied age bracket as well as modifying for injuries and level of ability. Each class focuses on how to properly align the body to create easefulness and strength in the physical postures while creating a safe space for students to move deeper into awareness of movement and mindfulness not only in yoga practice but all movements of sport and life. Language, positioning and awareness of the shifting of energy personally as well as students participating in class are considered and consistently altered to maintain a safe and supportive environment for all including those with trauma related sensitivities.

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