Laurence Roufart is a Yoga Instructor at Thanyapura, and brings with her over 14 years of international experience in professional wellness. She began her Asian journey in Malaysia, working in Borneo, before moving to various South East Asian countries such as the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Laurence developed her passion for wellness though working with groups like Hilton International. Periodically, she gathers couples for Partners Yoga sessions which, she believes, creates deeper body stretches and enhances connections between couples.
Laurence is originally from Liege, and graduated from “Vieux-Bois”, a highly-regarded Swiss Hotel & Business Management school with honours in 1994. When she moved to Thailand, she started taking traditional courses such as Thai Traditional Massage and Foot Reflexology. In 2002, She began her yoga journey through intensive yoga practice at Absolute Yoga Studios in Bangkok, concentrating in Bikram, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. While in Kuala Lumpur in 2010, she underwent her 200 teacher training course at Integrated South Pacific Yoga Academy (INSPYA) under the guidance of Lance Schuler. Modules included Sanskrit, Philosophy, Mantra/Chanting, Pranayama and Meditation, Injury Prevention, Anatomy and Physiology, Teaching Skills, and Ethics. In 2014, she was trained in Yin Yoga under the guidance of Sebastien Pucelle and completed the module with 100 hours of theory and practice. In first quarter 2017, she completed her 500 teacher training course in the capital of yoga – Rishikesh, India – where she deepened her knowledge in Restorative Yoga, Aryuvedic Approach, and the profoundness of the yogic principles. In April 2019, she completed 30 hours Aerial Yoga training with internationally-acclaimed yoga teacher Lindsay Nova.
Laurence loves to travel, spend time on her yoga mat, and share healthy tips for well being.