Who Am I
My Name is Laura Catherine O’Reilly. Born of Chinese, Jamaican and Irish descent, I grew up in Toronto, studied in Quebec and ended up making my home in beautiful BC. In my early 20’s I worked my way up the corporate ladder only to find that it wasn’t what would fulfill me.
After battling mental health and addictions, I learned that life is too short not to follow your own path. With a newfound passion in recovery, I pursued several roles in social services before finding the best way I could serve the community - Yoga.
Why I Do What I Do
Yoga helps me to cultivate my values and grow both on and off the mat. It grants me increased grace, trusting the unseen and growing with each opportunity. While I might not be able to predict the road untravelled, I know that daily practice keeps me grounded, grateful and prepared to move through life as the best version of me.
My Area of Expertise
Having been sober and in recovery for over 9 years, Yoga, meditation & spiritual practice have been an integral part of my journey. Through lived experience, I know first-hand the boundless benefits of daily practice. Specializing in working with people recovering from addictions, injuries, mental health issues, cancer, beginners & those with special needs, I feel strongly that yoga should be accessible for everyone and am dedicated to making it so. Working with diverse populations, I'm able to channel what once was adversity into helping empower others.
© 2018 by Laura O'Reilly, Potentialize Me Yoga