Lauri is an adjunct associate professor at Pace University and the 2020 Pace U. President’s Award recipient for Outstanding Contribution. She is also a licensed Creative Arts Therapist, a member of the American Association for Anatomy, a board-certified member of the Academy of Dance/Movement Therapists, a registered yoga teacher at the experienced 500-hour level, past President of the Yoga Teachers’ Association (YTA), a Stott Pilates instructor, a certified yoga therapist and an occasional kayak guide! Lauri graduated from Wellesley College (Art History and French), earned a Master’s degree in Dance/Movement Therapy (Psychology) from Goucher College, with additional extensive postgraduate anatomy education.
Currently an independent anatomical dissector with several projects including KNM dissections (with Leslie Kaminoff, Yoga Anatomy), Lauri is additionally a lead dissector with the international team of the Fascial Net Plastination Project. She was a faculty member for Anatomy Trains® (Tom Myers) and AT Dissections (with Todd Garcia) from 2011-2021, and has studied extensively with Gil Hedley. She regularly presents at conferences including the American Association for Anatomy, Experimental Biology, the Fascia Research Congress, the American Dance Therapy Association, and Movement: Brain, Body and Cognition Conferences (Oxford University; Harvard Medical), and loves teaching in yoga teacher training programs. Her workshops in both anatomy and movement have included locations in Canada, Brazil, Germany, Costa Rica, and across the U.S. She has a chapter on dance/movement therapy in the Creative Arts Therapies Manual and has published several articles including in the International Journal of Arts Medicine and upcoming in The Anatomical Record. She is particularly passionate about studies of environmental space, art and science communication. She considers herself an explorer looking to connect people through meaningful movement conversation to their own bodies and each other. More at www.wellnessbridge.com