Lauren Gibbons

CHICAGO, IL
United States

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Like many of my students, I was drawn into the yoga world through the physical practice. My first classes were at a gym and I used the class as a stress-reliever and to stretch my body out after tough strength workouts. I came to yoga for the physical release with the hope that it would also help ease the anxiety I struggled with through young adulthood. I found so much more.

It wasn’t until moving through the journey of pregnancy, birth and postpartum that I felt drawn to work with other mamas and mamas-to-be. I live by the mantra “the better I nurture myself through my yoga and meditation practice, the better I can nurture my family.” I love to share this principle and lifestyle with my students. Mothers spend a majority of their time caring for others, often neglecting their own needs. I enjoy serving and caring for this population of students and teaching them how to better care for themselves.

I help pregnant women who are struggling with physical aches, discomfort or emotional anxiety have a more easeful, joyful pregnancy and birth experience. My postnatal and “mama & baby” work helps heart-centered mamas regain their core and overall strength, while connecting with their bodies, minds and new babies. I also help overwhelmed and time-crunched mamas who are struggling with finding time for self-care, cultivate more mindfulness in their parenting and lives in general so they can better support their own needs and those of their family.

My integrated approach to working with women includes yoga asana (poses), pranayama (breathing), meditation and Ayurveda techniques. I offer private in-person or virtual sessions, custom coaching programs, workshops and group classes.

I am a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training through Prairie Yoga and Beverly Yoga Center. I completed my prenatal/postnatal training through Prairie Yoga. I hold a Master of Arts in Communications from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication from American University.

I love helping women navigate the joys and challenges of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood through movement, breath and meditation. I believe strongly that through the physical postures, meditation, breathing techniques and spiritual practices of yoga, the body, mind and spirit are awakened and transformed!

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