It is clear from the way Laurent teaches that he has done lots of work on his own practice and explored the way his body moves from within, and he’s keen to help you find your own way too. Like many Scaravelli teachers, he is more interested in finding how the body feels on the inside and moving from a very deep place, than he is in finding the perfect shape to the posture.
Unlike some Scaravelli teachers, though, Laurent is not averse to a bit of flow, and a bit of dynamism, as a contrast. I particularly liked the way he came at well known postures from a different angle, which meant I was able to experience them in a different way, rather than just going through the motions – as can sometimes happen with classics like Adho Mukha Savasana (downward-facing dog) or Marjarayasana (cat pose).
I also liked how he integrates pranayama into the postures, rather than simply separating it out at the end. I found Laurent’s class to be playful and exploratory, caring but fun, intense and deep but without being serious or severe. It’s a really nice combination, and at the end of our class I felt relaxed but well exercised