Meet The Founder
Laurie Walker has a fierce desire to change the perception of aging both in ourselves and society. In both her roles, as board member role of a Village Network, an organization focused on empowering older adults, and as Founder of Namaste Connections; Laurie works to support connected, positive aging.
To support growth in physical and emotional connections, Laurie teaches Sustainable Yoga™ and Mindfulness. She is longtime yoga practitioner and holds certifications in Integral, Subtle and Vini (breath-centered) yoga styles as well as training in Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors from the teachers at Duke Integrative Medicine. She has also studied with yoga teachers, Erich Schiffman and Kira Sloane who encouraged her to take what she has learned and develop her own style of yoga.
After a more than a decade of teaching adults age 60 to over age 100, she created Sustainable Yoga™ for lifelong healthy movement.
Through her work with world renown mindfulness teachers, Tara Brach, and Jack Kornfield, Laurie combined her interest in positive aging with traditional mindfulness practices to develop a Mindfulness Toolbox. This mindfulness training program focuses on the unique issues of aging. It offers tools for calming the mind and body, finding purpose and joy, deepening a spiritual connection, managing conflict, and resolving long-held issues.
Laurie's home is in North Carolina where she lives with her Mom, husband, and three rescue dogs and enjoys digging in the dirt!