Teacher feature – Laia Bové

Spring 2022… We caught up with Laia Bové – playful EkhartYoga Vinyasa flow teacher who sprinkles dharma and spirituality into her creative, empowering classes. Here’s what she had to say!

Laia Bove

Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Barcelona, Catalonia. 

How did yoga come into your life?
I began asana for exercise as a professional figure skater, and truly began practicing all 8 limbs when learning to manage my Crohn’s disease symptoms.

What is yoga to you, right now?
Yoga is my daily reminder to stay present, to embrace life as it comes. It continues to provide me with tools that enhance my resilience and increase my awareness of myself and the world.

Why do you practice?
For all of the above, and to remain committed to my growth and self-care and exploration.

Why do you teach?
I teach yoga to support people on their journey within and to help them develop a lifestyle that promotes self-care and self-love. 

What do you offer to your community, through yoga?
I strive to teach accessible and inclusive yoga that is empowering and fun. I offer a brave space for people to show up fully and authentically, where they can grow into their truth through the practice of yoga. 

Favourite yoga pose?
Pigeon Pose!

Advice to new yogis?
Shop around a little… take time to find a couple teachers/mentors that you truly enjoy. Explore different styles and different aspects of the practice. Breathe!

Recommended reading?
The Dalai Lama’s Cat, by David Michie.

Favourite meal?
Cilantro lime rice!

What do you do for fun?
Read books, play The Sims, travel, have tea with my friends at little coffee shops, naps.

Stranded on an island — what 3 things would you bring?
My partner, a survival knife, a water purifier straw. (this question gave me anxiety) 

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Singer, archeologist, writer, professional figure skater.

Surprising or little known fact about you?
I lived and traveled in a 27′ sailboat for a year with my partner and my Yorkshire terriors.

Current projects?
Exploring new retreat locations, writing yoga articles and creating upcoming EY Academy content, taking José de Groot’s Yin Yoga teacher training course to learn more about the extensive benefits of this style of yoga…

Closing words?
When in doubt, choose kindness.

Click here to practice with Laia.

Train with Laia on the EkhartYoga Academy!

Teaching Accessible and Inclusive Yoga

This 5-hour course is specifically designed for yoga teachers who are ready to bring accessibility and inclusivity into their offerings and into the spaces in which they teach.  

It’s packed full of resources to enable you to adapt and make your classes, sequences, and language, cues, and teaching spaces accessible for those with different abilities, needs, ages and backgrounds. Find out more…

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Anna SugarmanSeeking yogini, inspired yoga teacher trainer, blessed mom, grateful wife, courageous wanderluster, academic goddess, glamorous gypsy, love lover – in awe of life, and passionate about supporting others in optimizing theirs.