Laura Martini E-RYT 500 has been teaching yoga for nearly 10 years and practicing for 12. She has completed over 1200 hours of Yoga Alliance approved training and specializes in leading unique yoga retreat experiences. Some of her favourite retreat hot spots include Costa Rica, Mexico, Bali, Italy, and right at home in the sunny Okanagan. Her retreats are ridiculously fun and often include booze (yes, you read that right). In 2015, Laura became a “Master Trainer” and began co-leading 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Training programs through the studio she has taught at since inception, Oranj Fitness. Laura grew up on a hobby farm the daughter of two lumberjacks (they would prefer the term “foresters”). As much as her parents wanted her to be a lawyer, she went a different route and made a career out of her passions of traveling and yoga. She gets excited about animal rights and spends time every year fundraising for elephant conservation. She loves wine and thinks that her Vino & Vinyasa Retreats are a marriage of greatness. She also enjoys cheese, hiking, and historical romance novels (not the lame kind…substance is required). She believes in miracles, karma, and the good in everyone.