Laura Elizabeth Dorsett, M.T.S., RYT-500, is an integrative yoga therapist, mindfulness meditation instructor, and the founder of Georgetown Yoga Therapy. An established yoga therapist since 2006, she most recently received her certification as an Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga from Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2016.
An affiliate teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, she received her professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in 2004 through Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Stress Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Laura received her Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, where she explored the intersection of contemplative practice and healing in partnership with Harvard Medical School.
Laura has always been fascinated by the relationship between spiritual life and physical health, and she is delighted to offer meditation training within the explicit context of integrative medicine at the Kaplan Center. While she has worked extensively with adults, Laura has also led mindfulness retreats for teenagers with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme), and has offered in-school mindfulness programs for students, faculty, and parents throughout the DC area with Minds, Inc. In addition to her teaching at the Kaplan Center, she is in private practice in Georgetown as a yoga therapist and mindfulness instructor to individuals and families.
At the Kaplan Center, Laura offers private meditation & yoga therapy healing sessions, meditation & yoga classes, and leads a free drop-in meditation class every Wednesday from 7:30 – 8:30 pm.
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3-Minute Guided Meditation:
Try this 3-minute, guided meditation led by Laura. It can be done anywhere and promotes feelings of inner calm and peacefulness.
Beyond Mindfulness: The Emerging Science of Conciousness | 3-Part Video Series
See what Laura’s students are saying about her classes:
“[Laura] pays close attention to the fact that we are all practicing outside this orderly and peaceful space [at The Kaplan Center]. She consistently applies the practices to real-world scenarios and welcomes our stories of how we applied them in our time between classes”
“This class taught me that the heart is as important as the mind.”
“If you want an overall understanding of how different techniques can lead you to a sense of inner peace and calm – this would be a good class for you.”
“Especially helpful was the focus on loving kindness both in practice and day to day life”