Laura Christophersen

Laura Christophersen



I began studying and practicing yoga more than 16 years ago.. Living and working in New York City, I found yoga to be a wonderful way to eliminate stress. For several years I practiced traditional Hatha Yoga in New York City and the Hamptons supplementing it with cardio at the gym. In 2000, a friend introduced me to “Bikram Hot Yoga” in New York. I loved it! I couldn’t believe what a great workout it was. The heat helped my flexibility and contributed to the cardio aspect of my practice. I soon discovered I was using muscles I didn’t know I had! Oddly, I also began to find that not only was my body feeling better, my concentration and focus were better. I was discovering the true meaning of yoga: UNION! Through continuous practice I was changing my life.

In 2004 I retired from corporate life and was approached about buying a Hot Yoga studio in the Hamptons. The timing wasn’t right but the seed was planted. I continued studying the Bikram method and began taking Ashtanga and practicing a Vinyasa flow. I did my teacher training in Charlotte in the fall of 2008, in the style of Baron Baptiste Hot Yoga. In January of 2009, Hot & Healthy Yoga opened it’s doors! The experience of teaching yoga and watching so many people’s lives be transformed by the practice has been one of the most rewarding of my life!

The goal of all of us at Hot & Healthy Yoga is to bring the best aspects of all styles of yoga to you. Each teacher has a different approach and yet, we have one aspiration: To bring you the gift of yoga in a way that is safe, professional and fun!