Laila’s classes have a wonderful nurturing effect, with highly intuitive movements. Her style is far from the static pose-to-pose routines you often see. There is a fusion of styles expertly woven together, with hints of chi Kung/tai chi and somatic yoga. Here there is far more attention to the quality of movement or stillness, and timing the breathing with movement/stillness. The flow has a fluid dance-like quality, a gracefulness, sympathetic to each body’s needs and limitations, and Laila is expert at educating you as to the purpose of each pose, and what to avoid to stay safe in the pose. She also takes the time to really ground the class in the present, at the beginning, end and throughout, staying true to the spirit of yoga practice.