Malaurie Barber

Forrest Yoga Certified Teacher, Kundalini and Khalsa Way Pregnancy Certified Teacher; Energy Healer and Certified Massage Therapist.

Malaurie was raised in Paris, France and was introduced at a very young age to meditation, eastern philosophy and healing. She moved to the United States 23 years ago and lived in Maryland for 11 years before moving to California 17 years ago. She earned her Hatha Yoga certification by studying with Ana Forrest 12 years ago and went on shortly after to study Kundalini and Pregnancy Yoga with Gurmukh.

Malaurie's style of yoga is a blend between Forrest Yoga and Vinyasa flow yoga. She puts a strong emphasizes on the breath and body alignment while incorporating meditation and awareness of the body in every pose. Her classes are often accompanied by Up beat and meaningful music and she does not shy away from playing the likes of The Black Eye Peas, Jason Mraz, India Arie while mixing in more deeply meditative tunes such as Snatnam Kaur, Donna de Lory or Deva Premal.

Malaurie's first yoga DVD - Not Your Every Day Yoga: Journey Into Inner Strength - came out in December 2012.

Malaurie's thoughts on yoga: "Before I found yoga I was sleep walking through life. Yoga woke me up, gave me back my breath and awareness of my own body. I became mind, body and soul instead of being an empty shell running trough life living only in the past and the future. I became able to be in the present and experience the moment. It is what I hope to bring to my students in every class I teach; an awareness and ability to remain present as they move from one pose to another, to experience their breath and quiet their minds. And of course having a good time is the cherry on top."