Laura Camner grew up amongst the evergreens of the Pacific Northwest. After earning her bachelors degree at Connecticut’s Wesleyan University, she followed her passion for language and culture and lived for three years in Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil. There, she completed a three-year training to become a Biodanza facilitator. She has been teaching Biodanza—a somatic movement and community building practice—to groups for several years in the Bay area. Alongside this work, Laura simultaneously developed a deeper and deeper interest in rites of passage and ritual as an every day way of giving thanks for and cultivating connection with life.
Pursuing these interests, Laura participated in a Living Council Immersion and Council Training at the Ojai Foundation and weaves in as much music, singing, dance, gardening, meditating, and community building into her fabric of everyday living as she can. Some of the values Laura cultivates in her circles for positive social change are compassion, self-awareness, deep listening and sharing, mind-body-movement practices, and community building. She draws on her experience facilitating Biodanza groups and leading wilderness trips for youth and her commitment to co-creating supportive spaces for youth to anchor their dreams and grow.
Laura's SSP group has completed and is continuing into high school!