Laura Kauffmann, MSTOM, LAc, HHC, RYT is a licensed practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) specializing in Acupuncture, “Food as Medicine” Health Coaching and Yoga Therapy. Laura has a private practice in New York City and offers a multi-faceted approach to healing using both Western and Eastern philosophy.
Vinyasa flow, Yin Yang Yoga, Qi Gong
MSTOM, LAc, 200-hour RYT, B.S. Nutrition, HHC
Laura Kauffmann, MSTOM, LAc, HHC, RYT is a licensed practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) specializing in Acupuncture, “Food as Medicine” Health Coaching and Yoga Therapy. Laura received her undergraduate degree in Community Nutrition from UC Davis and went on to become a nutritionist in the Peace Corps where she worked with women and children, bringing them together to support each other with community based cooking and gardening programs. She received her Master’s degree in TCM from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, NYC campus.
Laura has a private practice in New York City and offers a multi-faceted approach to healing using both Western and Eastern dietary philosophy, yoga and qi gong therapy, mindfulness meditation practices and holistic health coaching that approaches diet from the perspective that food is good medicine. Laura has created a plant based 5-day seasonal cleanse called the LK5 which incorporates a real food approach to cleansing through each season.
Laura teaches regular yoga classes in Brooklyn at Jaya Yoga Center. Her classes blend vinyasa style yoga, qi gong breath work and meridian stretching in a balanced yin/yang approach that changes with the season. Her 20 years of Chinese medicine expertise guides her teaching in a way that allows students to enhance the flow of their qi (vital energy) through the body. This unique blend of yoga asana, meridian stretching and qi gong gives students a chance to explore their mind, body and breath in a way that directly connects them to their own practical healing method.
Laura’s philosophy on teaching comes from her many years of working with the body. She believes in educating students to listen to what their body needs, and following that course with intelligent choices related to diet, lifestyle and movement. Her classes and teachings are light, experiential and attainable for any level of practitioner. She is currently working towards her 500-hour yoga certification with Sarah Powers and Insight Yoga Institute (IYI) and has received an 80-hour Yin Yoga certification with IYI.