Lezlie Laws, PhD, is a lifelong teacher whose highest calling is helping people shape lives of purpose, power, and joy.

Dr. Lezlie Laws has devoted more than four decades to the deep study of spiritual traditions, neuroscience, psychology, literature, and the classical 8-limbed path of Astanga yoga and meditation. After retiring in 2013 as a professor of English and Director of the Writing Program at Rollins College, Lezlie developed the LifeArt curriculum: a system of tools, techniques, and habits of mind that help fellow seekers embark on their own journeys of self-discovery, purpose, and passion.

Lezlie holds a PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a 500-RYT certified Astanga yoga teacher who studied with American yoga pioneer Beryl Bender Birch. Lezlie is the author of 12 Doors: Writing for Pleasure, Self-Expression and Insight and the TIA Journal, an illustrated 90-day journal with prompts that combine a daily gratitude practice with clarifying intentions and surrendering problems to a higher intelligence.

As a lifelong teacher who has inspired thousands of students of all ages, Lezlie is a popular workshop host and keynote speaker. She regularly appears at corporate, nonprofit, and academic conferences to empower audiences with LifeArt techniques for increasing happiness, physical wellbeing, and productivity through daily practices that reshape habits of body and mind. Her workshops and presentations can be tailored to a specific group, and can be combined to provide an integrated experience at a weekend conference or retreat.


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What People Are Saying

“I have been so blessed by your love, encouragement and accountability. I am truly excited to wake up each morning to see what comes, and believe that I can be productive and satisfied. I think what I am feeling is “alive” for the first time in years, and I attribute so much of this growth to you. Thank you so very much for being your fabulous self, for believing in me, and for modeling everything you believe to be true about having an abundant, joyful life.”

~ Suzann B.


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