My name is Laura. I am Kenyan, currently based in Florence, Italy. I am a full-time mom, and the content creator of Lora By Lora.
My blog is divided into the following categories:
TRAVEL AND REVIEWS
I am grateful for the opportunity to travel and live as an expat in different countries. Meeting new people from different corners of the world and embracing new cultures is such an enriching experience.
I believe that appreciating each other’s uniqueness helps us discover ourselves and leads us to contributing positively to the world. This belief fuels my drive to keep exploring the world and sharing the magic of our individual and collective experiences to as many people as I can.
Apart from travel stories, I also write reviews and recommendations of places, hotels, and related products and services.
I am also a passionate yoga practitioner and a certified Vinyasa Yoga teacher. I have been practicing yoga since 2010 and my dream of becoming a yoga teacher came within reach after we moved to the Philippines in 2016. Stars aligned, and I eventually enrolled in the 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Yoga+ Makati, Philippines in 2017. Read about my experience HERE.
Since then, I’ve never stopped learning. I’ve found that the beauty of practicing yoga as a teacher and student is that there is always something new to discover and there is always room to grow and become a better version of myself.
Vinyasa commonly referred to as “Flow” is a style of yoga that links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. It can also be translated as “Arranging something in a special way”.
My classes invite yogis of all levels, ages, shapes, and sizes. I often ask practitioners to think of yoga as dancing. Practice with a sense of playfulness, allowing the body to mindfully and ever so gracefully transition through poses with ease. Linking each breath with each movement to give you a balanced experience both physically and mentally. I create a safe space by keeping it slow and seamless. Inviting physical awareness and correct alignment into practice to avoid injuries.
Through sharing my love for yoga and practice I hope to continue inspiring and encouraging others to give yoga a chance, start their own journey or explore and evolve in their existing journey.
I have to say I am not an adventurous cook. I don’t like spending too much time in the kitchen and I don’t like following recipes with too many ingredients. At some point, I tend to zone out when cooking dishes with more than 10 ingredients. So, I keep my cooking simple.
I believe in healthy eating and homemade food. I believe that cooking can be a concrete expression of love. I believe that time spent with loved ones around a table is time well-spent. And I believe in nourishing the body we live in nutritious and delicious food.
I love spending time in the kitchen with my son. Even though we always end up with a big mess afterwards, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Cooking is our favorite way to bond and it is my dream that he grows up more of a passionate cook than mummy is.
This section houses the successful recipes from my/our kitchen adventures.
To gain more inspiration from the things I am passionate about, I am always on the lookout for events happening near me: Yoga Retreats and Festivals, Art, Cultural Festivals, Food and Wine events, Travel and Networking.
Every once in a while, it is refreshing to get out of my bubble and go out to meet new people, local business owners, and entrepreneurs who share the same interests and sensibilities. It is a good opportunity to make new friends, collaborate, and exchange knowledge and experiences.
I’ll share with you pre- and/or post-event highlights of the events I attend in this space.
When I started Lora By Lora it was simply for fun, but over the years, I have been inspired mostly by my readers to keep writing. My heart is full for every email I receive from a random reader thanking me or asking a question. I am grateful that you enjoy reading my posts just as much as I enjoy writing and sharing them with you.
I am always happy to collaborate. Feel free to get in touch for sponsorship opportunities, advertising and promotion inquiries, products and services, and feedback. Should you wish to reach me, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.