Laurie Taillie completed her RYT200 at Shakti Yoga in 2015. She has been teaching yoga at Blue Pearl Yoga in Batavia for several years. It was the original owner of Blue Pearl, Karen Reisdorf, who inspired her to move from a student of yoga to a teacher of yoga. In an earlier career, Laurie taught high school English, but now as a retiree, she not only teaches yoga, but volunteers at both Genesee Country Village and Museum and Lifespan of Rochester where she is A Matter of Balance Coach, and she also supervises student teachers through SUNY Oneonta. She is honored to be able to continue to teach yoga and is grateful for the preparation and background she received from all of her teachers.