Teaching the winter atheletes during the 2010 Olympics in Whistler, and assisting Queen Latifah do a headstand, are two interesting facts about this incredible yoga instructor, Laura Martini. Laura has a passion for yoga and helping others achieve their mental and physical goals. That being said, once you read this In Focus you're sure to be motivated to grab that yoga mat!
We asked Laura the following questions:
What is your name?
Where can people find you or your business online?
What do you always find yourself saying?
Namaste and Rock On
If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
Prince Harry. He is dreamy.
If you were to receive any existing public award, what award would you like to win?
Nobel Peace Prize
If you could spend a day with any historical figure, who would you choose?
Mother Theresa. So much compassion.
Who inspires you?
Humanitarian Yogis like Michael Stone, Seane Corn, Mickey Singer
What are 3 things on your bucket list?
1) Host a Vino & Vinyasa Retreat in Italy
2) Take tap dance lessons
3) Study cultural anthropology in Papua New Guinea.
If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?
I don't think I would like an enormous yacht; how about a little aluminum boat called "Fishful thinking"?
If you could foresee a single day of your future in its entirety, what date would you select?
I think that would be disturbing!!
What are you passionate about?
Yoga, people, weiner dogs, my husband, Brie cheese, sparkling wine, sunshine, Americanos from Gio Bean, travelling, culture, cheesecake, smelly flowers, transformation, dill pickles, Lululemon, cozy sweaters, Lindt dark chocolate with sea salt, Okanagan produce from the garden, the colour green, compassion, love.
What has been your favourite day of your life, up to this point?
Probably when my hubby proposed on the Ilha de Tavira in Portugal; he caught me so off guard I just stared at him down on one knee in the sand and he had to say, "Can I have an answer now please?" I said yes:)
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Teaching the winter athletes during the 2010 Olympics in Whistler. And assisting Queen Latifah do a headstand. On the same day.
Where is your favourite place to dine in Kelowna?
What is your favourite activity or event in Kelowna?
What is the name of your business/organization?
What does your business/organization do?
Where can people find your business on Facebook?
What is your Twitter account?
What is your mission?
Relieve tension, both physical and mental.
If you could achieve one thing within your field, what would it be?
Peace and compassion.
Where do you want your business/organization to be in 5 years?
Expanding outside of Kelowna! I'd like to be able to reach the people of Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton with my teachings.
Who do you consider to be a forerunner within your field?
Amy Ippoliti. The girl is a business yogini rockstar.
What 3 qualities do you feel that your business/organization exemplifies?
What would you like to say to your employees/volunteers?
How does your business/organization impact the community?
Improves the overall health and fitness of the community! Encourages people to enjoy the moment.
If you were trapped in an elevator with several wealthy investors from any field, which field would you want them to be experts in? What would say to them/talk about?
I would give them as many tools to eliminate stress and tension from their bodies as I could...not to stereotype but wealthy investors often suffer from overactive minds! I would love to help them with that!!
If I could change 1 thing about Kelowna, it would be:
More dog beaches!! Seriously!!!
What do you think makes Kelowna great?
The people and the parks. Love Knox Mountain.
My choice for the Kelowna In Focus spotlight is:
Chelsea Ray Laschenko
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