Laine is one of the founding members of Your Community Yoga Center, and believes in making the benefits of yoga accessible to everyone and anyone. Life is grand and continues to unfold in new and mysterious ways! He draws on a deep well of life experiences that include general contractor, professional fire fighter, avid sailor, and commercial freight pilot. He met his wife Jennifer while dancing professionally with the Aman Folk Ensemble performing music and dance from all over the world.
Laine has worked in the field of transformation, coaching senior executives and entrepreneurs, transforming businesses and the way business is done. He still enjoys dancing and teaching international folk dances, has played with the Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band for over 30 years, and is currently playing with the Harris Brothers Brass Band locally.
For the last five years, he has been busy transforming the property formerly owned by the Whitneyville UCC church into the Whitneyville Cultural Commons not-for-profit, working on social and economic justice issues, creating common space and sharing resources.
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Certified YOGAspirit Yoga teacher
200 hour teacher training (Iyengar), YogaSpirit
500 hour Hatha Tantra teacher training: "Teaching Deeper Practices in the Lineage of Para Yoga"
Additional study with Karina Ayn, Manorama, Judith Lasater, Rod Stryker, and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait.