Laura Bond (Lead Instructor/Trainer) is the founder of the Emotional Body® and has been described as a world-class somatic practitioner and scholar dedicating her career to providing safe and reliable techniques for physical emotion regulation and the development of emotional expression and fluency. She is a master teacher of Alba Emoting™, having studied an intensive teacher-training path in Chile with its founder, Susana Bloch. Laura is a full professor at the University of North Carolina Asheville and a certified master teacher of the Estill Voice™ technique. She teaches physical emotion regulation methods in university classes, private lessons, and through national and international workshops. She is the author of two books: TEAM for Actors: A Holistic Approach to Embodied Acting, and The Emotional Body: A Method for Physical Self-Regulation.

Contact Laura through the Emotional Body Contact Page.


"Laura Bond offered a good-humored and enthusiastic exploration of the Emotional Effector Patterns which, at first glance felt intimidating and complex. With expert ease, she managed to break down the learning process into easy-to-digest portions and had confident, detailed, patient answers at the ready as our curiosity grew with each new step. Speaking neither down to us nor over our heads, Laura matter-of-factly gave us the tools, information, and support we needed to do and explore the work. From providing a safe emotional space to neuro-scientific explanations and everything in-between, she had it all. I will be eagerly awaiting the next workshop in my area to deepen my understanding of this brilliant and under-utilized emotional method. If you’re working in any field that requires emotional labor or emotional management, you should attend this workshop and read Laura Bond’s book, Emotional Body." – Margaret Hild, Actor/Director/Spoken Voice Coach (Toronto Training, 2018)