Laura Shaz, peacemaker, yogi and artist, was born and raised in Rockville, Maryland, USA to Jewish refugee parents of Moroccan and Eastern European descent. She studied Sociology and Near Eastern & Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. Laura made aliyah (Jewish immigration to Israel) in 2005 and completed her graduate studies in conflict resolution and mediation from Tel Aviv University. While working in this conflict region, Laura has found an outlet for relief and compassion through yoga, and she has been practicing yoga for the past 8 years in Tel Aviv. Recently she completed a teacher training course in India at Yoga Vidya (highly recommended!) She facilitates groups in conflicts, teaches yoga and organizes workshops. Come join! Breath in Peace. Breath out Love.