Laura Hobbs

Laura Hobbs
Writer and photographer Laura Hobbs left small-town Arkansas for the allure and altitude of Boulder, Colorado in 2011. She spent three years in a cubicle churning out ad copy before jumping off the freelance cliff. Luckily, her parachute opened and she founded her own business, Darling Creative, in 2015. When she’s not in front of her laptop or behind the lens, Hobbs can be found on her yoga mat, hiking with her husband, or sipping a good Malbec while cooking her way to a quiet mind. She’s flattered you read this far.

Yoga Etiquette: 10 Tips for the Studio

Laura Hobbs by Laura Hobbs | November 24th, 2015 | No Comments
topic: Yoga

There’s no doubt: yoga culture can be daunting. Whether you’re new to a yoga studio or you need a refresher on the rules, here are ten general tips and tricks for making your practice a pleasant one for you and your classmates.

1. Arrive on time

How Far We’ve Come

Laura Hobbs by Laura Hobbs | May 18th, 2012 | 1 Comment
topic: Fitness, Personal Growth, Yoga

How Far We’ve Come

There is a quote that sums up my experience heretofore with yoga better than anything else I’ve ever read. I don’t know from whom or where the quote came, or I would totally give the person mega props and a huge, bear-like, electronic hug. The quote goes a little something like this:

My yoga practice is no longer the battlefield of a long-waged self-improvement project by an overachieving person. It has become what I always hoped it would be — a place for love and acceptance.

I think this quote embraces the yoga journey for many of us, because let’s be real here: How many of us started yoga because we wanted a thinner waist and perky yoga butt? How many of us, in the beginning, saw yoga as something we would conquer rather than embrace? How many of us saw someone in Crow Pose and said to ourselves, “I can do that shit.”

Over time, however, as we dove deeper into our practice — no doubt bumbling, grunting and falling along the way — our hardened layers begin to peel away, and we were left with the lingering feeling that yoga is something more than a way for us to gain strength, flexibility and balance. As we emerged from Savasana, time and time again, we began to realize that something else — something besides exercise — is going on here.

Should We Abandon Hope?

Laura Hobbs by Laura Hobbs | April 27th, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth

Abandon Hope

Hope: We hear it all the time. Heck, we say it all the time: “I hope I get the job!” or “I hope I make the cut!” or “I hope things work out!” The word “hope” adorns T-shirts, jewelry and bumper stickers everywhere. Our president even based an entire campaign on the notion.

So, hopingis that all we’ve got?