Laura Pettit

Where are you from originally?
I was born in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. But, growing up my family moved 5 times before landing in Chattanooga.
How long have you lived in Chattanooga?
14 years
Tell us about your childhood: 
It was fabulous. I wish I could go back to it sometimes. Life was carefree and the simplest things were riveting.
Do you have a nick name? 

When were you introduced to Yoga?
I took my first yoga class as a junior in high school. I walked in with no expectations whatsoever. I walked out feeling
 euphoric and knew I couldn’t live without this “yoga” thing in my life.
How do yoga and the community play a role in your life? 
Yoga is more than just the physical practice, it also shapes a persons character and mindset. With that, the people who practice yoga are incredible people. Having the positivity and light from those in the yoga community only brings me more love to continue to spread.
What pose do you love the most and why? 

I don’t have just one pose I love the most at one given time. It changes like the seasons. But, right now I am particularly fond of uttanasana / standing forward fold , with really bent knees. It feels like heaven.
What is your favorite quote? 
So I have two…
“Love what loves you, but never hate what hates you. For hate is the burden that will exhaust the stars in you.”
“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience”