Rebecca Laser is a jack of all trades at PLAY. Pilates teacher, deskie, yogi, and most of all a beautiful woman who inspires us all. We wanted to share her person with all of you so we sat down with Rebecca and asked her to tell us a little bit more about herself and her yoga journey.
1. What was your first introduction to yoga?
I took a few classes when I was 19 at Lane Community College back in 1997! But, I thought, “wow, they really breathe weird. So I didn’t really enjoy much yoga or truly appreciate and respect yoga till Jess and Ian opened PLAY.
2. What/who has made largest impact on your practice?
Catherine Mazur. Catherine’s love and passion for yoga has inspired me to tap into the different elements of myself, especially when I am on the mat. Thank you Catherine.
3. Favorite pose? Why?
Side Crow, because I CAN DO IT!
4. Most challenging pose? Why?
My darn hips are so tight so any hip openers are brutal, I mean…challenging.
5. What do you like most about Play?
I love the entire PLAY tribe, the employees and the other practitioners. What a wonderfully diverse group of people!
6. What is your role at PLAY?
I sub Pilates on occasion, I teach a Hoola Hoop workshop. SO MUCH FUN! I help Jess and Ian with any little things they need. I LOVE TO WASH THE TOWELS! And support them in any way I can.
7. What inspires you?
I am inspired by witnessing people discover their purpose, passion and inner strength. I am charged by watching people take a journey into themselves. I am inspired by people that will let go of the old stories they tell themselves or have heard about themselves and flow in the possibilities of creating our own desires!
8. What keeps you going?
My dog Neo. He is an angelic saint of a furry thing. Exercise and being active keeps me going. Being in the healing field of work keeps my momentum up and forging forward.
9. Outside of yoga and PLAY, Rebecca is a Wellness Guide and Coach.
I have always had a passion for holistic health. I have always believed and experienced true love and change when I worked on myself from a mind, body and spirit perspective.
After I received my Bachelors in Sociology in 2006, I decided to continue on with my education and was certified as a Pilates Instructor in 2007. I worked along side people working on balancing and aligning their physical bodies while becoming stronger. While working with people privately, I recognized my love for and ability connect with people on a deep level and be present with them while they processed their “stuff.” I decided to continue on further in my educational journey andI received my Masters Degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy in 2011. With everyone I teach, I incorporate all aspects of our inter-connected and powerful systems of energy. From my education background and most importantly my life experiences, I was inspired to start my company: Journey Into Yourself. I am a Wellness Guide and Coach supporting people in the self discovery of the most important person in their lives: Themselves!
I write a passionate, raw and authentic blog about my experiences, journey and love of life. I would be honored to share my writing with the PLAY family: stillplayinwithit.wordpress.com