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Laura Meyer (AKA Cygne) is a writer, musician, artist, and educator.

Laura has composed thirteen albums of music, performed more than 1,300 concerts across the United States and Europe, and authored a memoir about life on the road. She's the recipient of the New Artist Society Award from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she attained her MFA in Writing and mentored emerging artists and screenwriters. Laura is also a 500-hour certified yoga and meditation teacher, and she guides students through nourishing practices informed by more than twenty years of study and devotion to the natural world.

If you'd like to get in touch about a writing project or upcoming yoga classes, please say hello

Performance archive


teaching, editing, & mentorship

I cannot recommend her highly enough as a diligent, creative teacher, mentor, and tutor, and a grounded voice of reason and compassion for these unsettled times.

— Matthew Goulish, professor, author, & dramaturg

She's perfect, providing exactly what I need. Yesterday, she sent an amazing email to my son in advance of his next session. She hit on exactly what was needed with his essay and was masterful coaching him through it. We could not be more pleased.

— Nia, parent of a writing student

public & private yoga classes

Such a wonderful presence.

— Carrie, Santa Fe yogi

Laura understands the body deeply, building asana sequences with an almost mathematical precision to release you into a numinous yummy! Her yogic wisdom is matched only by her deep care. I leave Laura's classes more open in body and peaceful in mind. 

— Jasper, Chicago yogi

music & creative writing

Laura is a collector and curator of experiences, melody, language, creation of language, and character. She makes movie trailers of human glances on the page. She finds the emotional parents and best friends of objects, image, stun, confusions.

— Janet Desaulniers, professor & author

Captivating… spellbinding… her music is filled with imagery of our landscapes, and mirrors into our souls.

Monterey County Weekly