About Us


Our Mission:

Supporting people to be their best by providing state-of-the art massage therapy and yoga instruction services.

A Little About Our Company:

Homegrown Yoga & Massage LLC was founded by Laura Collins and launched through the support of many people at the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center in the spring of 2012.  Massage and yoga services are conveniently located on the grounds of the YMCA in Estes Park Center.   Homegrown Yoga & Massage was inspired by the belief that spirituality is actually embodied and that the human body is a continuous growing gift, created by God.  It’s our belief that we are each here for a purpose. Yoga & massage work complimentary to promote health, helping you to shed what is no longer serving you and embrace the light and life giving peace that you are.   From this place of peace and deep connection, your well being flows and benefits yourself and others.    Namaste

A little about Laura Collins:

Laura has a Master’s of Science in Community Health Education from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, CO and a Certified Yoga Instructor from the Integral Yoga Institute in San Francisco, CA. Laura has had training in a variety of massage modalities including Swedish, prenatal, myofacial release, shiatsu, integrative, lymphatic drainage, normalization of soft tissue, and trigger point therapy. She has also practiced a variety of yoga styles and deepened her commitment to yoga by participating in a six month Yoga and Community Service program at the Mount Madonna Institute in Watsonville, CA. Laura was lay ordained in the Bodhisatva Initiation Ceremony in the Soto Zen tradition at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in Sausalito, CA and is a practicing catholic.  She aspires to live up to God’s calling and purpose for her life each day, living in true relationship with God’s kingdom.  She inspires others to do so as well, in their unique joy filled way.

Laura enjoys working one on one and leading group yoga classes at the YMCA, helping people to relax in their bodies, renew in their mind and strengthen their spirit.  Joy, peace and possibility are always available within one’s unique, creative, and precious life.  Yoga classes offered are either a part of the YMCA weekly seasonal schedule or you can book Laura’s skills anytime for your own private yoga gathering.

Prior to working as a massage therapist and yoga instructor, Laura served as a health educator.  Most notably, Laura worked in California on a four person leadership team to pass the first state-wide smoke- free bar and restaurant law in the world.  Now nearly the entire world has smoke-free indoor public spaces and it is a cultural norm!  Through this public health policy experience Laura witnessed first –hand what an impact individuals can have if they follow their own interests and work collaboratively with others on common goals.  There is nothing we can not do if it is in the healthy interests of all, even to the point of defeating the most powerful of corporate industries (tobacco industry in this case) to protect health.   The logo created for Homegrown Yoga & Massage symbolizes this creative gift of life, celebrating the focus that each person has in order to live life fully for the benefit of oneself and the benefit of all.  In the yoga world, this focus is called “samadhi” or divine absorption.

Outside of work, Laura can often be found in a yoga class, skiing in Colorado’s beautiful mountains, traveling to Italy/learning Italian, playing classical piano, learning to play the drums, or designing ways to benefit the world with friends.  She loves working collaboratively and fully believes that each person is endowed with gifts for a given purpose, empowered by God.  It is by cultivating and sharing one’s gifts with the world, together, that we come to realize ourselves and each other more fully, leaving the world a better place, with more love, then when we came.  Creating heaven on earth, is within our God given reach  –  Amen, Amen!