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Laura Berland

Laura Berland

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