Laura Berland, Founder of Talking Yoga, is a Yoga Therapist and Coach who works with yoga teachers, practitioners, and heart-centered entrepreneurs to accelerate health, healing, growth, and transformation. As an antidote to the chaos of an “always-on” digital career, personal trauma, and disconnection from Self and Nature, Laura sought out peace in a daily yoga and meditation practice. By 2003, she was sharing the teachings of this remarkable methodology, traded concrete for green living, and heeded a deep calling to serve. She continues to be a devoted student, teacher and teacher of teachers.
Laura helps clients find their own path to purpose and service. She is the co-author of the Talking Yoga’s Compassionate Coaching Framework which integrates evidence-based coaching practices with yogic wisdom and philosophy. In addition, she has interviewed over 50 master teachers to preserve and share their experiences and insight in service to the community.
Outside the Yoga Room, Laura is also the CMO of StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, a science media network of chart-topping podcasts and the Emmy nominated TV show on NatGeo. Laura has been mentoring women in digital technology for over 35 years, and served in leadership roles at CompuServe, MCI, NewsCorp, Showtime, and IDC. She was a pioneer in the early days of the Internet, founding of one of the first digital media agencies, and co-founded the non-profit Women in New Media.
Areas of Expertise
Healthy Entrepreneurship, Growing Business in the Digital Age, Life Balance and Alignment, Leadership Development, Yoga Teaching and Yoga Business, Positive Relationships, Happy Life after Divorce, Building Wellness Habits/Practices
Cornell University, B.S., Business and Communications
New York University, MPS, Interactive Telecommunications
International Association Yoga Therapists, C-IAYT, Certified Yoga Therapist
Yoga Alliance, E-RYT 500 Registered Yoga Instructor
The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute , Senior Faculty
Yoga Shanti Teacher Training Program , Mentor Faculty
Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans
Yoga of 12 Step Recovery Leadership Training
Space, Science, and the Future Conference , Yoga Director
Guest Faculty at New York University, FIT, The Omega Institute