About Laury Raiken
Laury has been passionate about fitness and nutrition from a very young age. Working in the physical rehab field right out of high school gave her a great head start on the road to becoming a personal trainer in 2002.
After a few years of experience she decided to start her own training business in 2005. Laury has worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds–from collegiate and high school athletes to retired adults and everyone in between. Her background in fitness and sports nutrition has helped coach private clients from around the globe, and her health blog has helped her to connect with and motivate hundreds of readers per day.
However, despite all the fitness in her life, she always felt that there was something missing from the equation. About three months after the birth of her precious daughter, Laury decided to try a class at Sol Yoga Studio. She had taken yoga on and off for years and practiced at home with DVD’s as a “chore” just for stretching. When Laury walked into that power yoga class she had been feeling a little down about her loss of strength and her physical shape post-baby, but left feeling incredible that she survived such an unbelievable practice! In the 11 years as a fitness trainer Laury never felt so fulfilled from a single workout. Not only was it intense physically, it did something for her mentally that no other workout has ever done before.
The energy and the mental joy from that single class changed her life. The physical changes in her body and personal growth after a short period of time practicing resulted in yoga taking precedence over her other workouts. Less than a year later Laury enrolled at Power Yoga Works in Philadelphia for her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Of all the things she is passionate about in the health industry, yoga now tops it all. Sharing the gift of the practice that has brought her so much joy with others has filled the void she started to feel in her career.
Laury feels so blessed to have the opportunity to work alongside such amazing teachers and share the gift of this practice with the yogis who inspire her every day. When Laury is off the mat she enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, daughter Ella, son Jaxon and kitty in Plymouth Meeting. She also enjoys writing, cooking and baking and is currently working on her first cookbook! Check out her amazing blog!