At YogiSmile, we believe in the healing power of Yoga and the positive impact Yoga practice can have on an individual and the community as a whole. Located on Main Street in the heart of historic Laurel, YogiSmile's mission is to offer high quality and affordable Yoga classes for people of all fitness and experience levels. We strongly believe in equality, diversity and inclusion. Through the practice of Yoga, we hope to create a welcoming space for all. Our classes are practical and focused on mindfulness to help with relaxation, fitness, and self-transformation for a happier and healthier life!
YogiSmile founder, Kay (Lalita) Keyhani has been a teacher in various forms throughout her professional career. With a background in Economics and Education, she worked as a Learning Specialist for more than 25 years. When she had a chance to start a second career, she dedicated herself to learning and teaching the practice of Yoga.
Kay became a widow and single mother at a very young age. The stress and demands of juggling a full time job while raising two young children on her own eventually caught up with her and led to emotional fatigue and physical pain. She found solace after stepping into a Yoga class, where she felt its calming and healing energy. Now, 12 years later, her mind and body feel more peace and joy than ever before.
Having experienced the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of Yoga first hand, Kay was motivated to become a Yoga teacher and share the benefits with others. In her quest to introduce yoga to as many people as possible, she decided to open a Yoga and Wellness Center where she can have a greater reach and impact.
Along with regular Yoga practice, Kay believes that having an organized and tidy space is also instrumental to living a healthy, mindful, and happy life. When she isn't teaching Yoga, Kay works as a certified lifestyle and organizational coach, trained by Mari Kondo in the KonMari tidying method. Information about Kay's organizing and decluttering services can be found on her affiliate site, Tidy Paradise.