Laurie started yoga as cross-training and injury prevention for running. She found that yoga not only allowed her to run faster and longer, but also kept her joints and muscles healthy. After several years of practice in various styles of yoga, Laurie completed her 200 hour training in Ashtanga Vinyasa at Infinite Yoga in San Diego, California. Laurie also completed 300 hours in advanced yoga studies at the Asheville Yoga Center. She also has specialized training in pre- and post-natal yoga, restorative yoga, yoga for seniors, and therapeutic elements of yoga. In addition to her yoga practice, Laurie runs and is an assistant cross country coach. She also has a Master of Arts in German Studies and teaches German at Bellarmine University. Laurie is the owner and founder of Yoga Baum Yoga School and offers workshops and 200-Hour Yoga Alliance approved yoga teacher trainings in Louisville, Kentucky.