Laura Ates

Master Yoga Teacher Laura Ates

Laura Ates has been an advocate for health and well being for the last
45 years teaching yoga, meditation, fitness, nutritional awareness
plus a variety of mind-body disciplines. 

Her whole life has been devoted to the practice and teaching of yoga. Over the years, she has helped to pioneer yoga in the New Orleans area having taught at almost every imaginable venue; schools, universities, hospitals, fitness clubs, as well as having owned more than one yoga center.

Driven by her own personal awakening Laura is passionate about helping others discover, apply and realize their uniqueness and potential through yoga. 

Known for her enthusiastic, loving and accepting style, Laura easily brings out the yogi in us all.  Like the artist that she is, she intuitively tailors a practice to fit every student, regardless of size, shape, age, condition or experience. She provides a safe and supportive, non-judging and compassionate environment to play and grow in. 

Experienced with high profile athletes, students with special needs and those recovering from surgery, she gratefully fulfills the needs of both children and adults. Specializing in Yoga Of Great Awareness, TriYoga, (Datta) Kriya Yoga, Yantra Yoga, Reiki and Art Exploration, she teaches the transformative power of presence thru self-inquiry and present moment techniques.

As a Master Yoga teacher, Laura skillfully aligns her learners to awaken, strengthen, concentrate, and expand self- awareness, creating the necessary conditions to obtain a state of self-realization and transformation for awakening the best and finest within.


  •   Master Yoga Teacher (45 years teaching).
  •   Offering Yoga I & II for college credit at Delgado Community College.
  •   Offers Yoga for non-credit at Delgado Community College.
  •   Teaching Yoga daily classes and workshops for Ochsner Fitness since 2005. 
  •  Offering yoga classes for all Ochsner employees at Ochsner Hospital.
  •   Has a flourishing private practice.
  •   Trained and inspired many teachers.
  •   Reiki Master Teacher Certified.
  •  Helped start Bliss Body NOLA in Harahan, LA. (2015 - 2016). 
  • Offered yoga at Lambeth House for the assisted living (2015 - 2016). 
  •   Certified in a variety of Yoga practices. 

  •  Teaches yoga mat, aerial yoga, yoga ball, yoga with weights, yoga in chairs, senior yoga, water yoga, yoga for children, yoga for MS and those living with special challenges, yoga for weight challenged, prenatal yoga, restorative yoga, power yoga, yoga for athletes and yoga therapy. 

NOLA Yoga Center  • 4436 Toulouse St. #21 • NOLA 70119  • Office # 504-910-7445    © LLA 2014