A deep longing to heal, nurture, and love myself guided me to yoga in 2001. In the depths my greatest darkness, I found that this strange practice of moving and breathing illuminated something within me that I had so desperately needed: a seed of awakening, consciousness, and divine love. That was just the start. For years, I dipped my toes into the waters of yoga, never quite committing to the practice, but always knowing it had a special place inside me. Several years later, in 2011, after health problems and deep depression, I felt supported and motivated to make some major changes in my life and to dive into this healing practice head first. I kept coming back to the mat, a little stronger each time.
In 2013, I made one of the best decisions of my life and signed up for Yoga Teacher Training through Frog Lotus Yoga to study under the amazing guidance of Jennifer Yarro and Jennilee Toner in the beautiful rainforest of Costa Rica. The experience was expansive, authentic, and brought me to a new level of spiritual awakening. This gave me such a strong foundation, not only in anatomy, asana, philosophy, sequencing, safety, etc, but the foundation of my true self: a woman who now sees her bright, fiery light and wants to share it with others.
Since then, I’ve taught over 500 hours, pouring my soul into each one. I’ve also begun to teach internationally, assisting my beautiful teachers in the 2014 Frog Lotus Teacher Training, and co-teaching a retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. My aim is to provide a practice that is challenging, stress-relieving, focused, hands-on, playful, and safe. Most importantly, through my guidance of the physical practice of yoga, I want to help you find your true self. I want you to feel strong, powerful, spacious, and beautiful. I want to guide you into healing the pain of your past, the worries of your future, and to find this amazing space we call NOW. I want you to know you are capable of the impossible. I want you to find the fiery light inside of you waiting to burst forth. I want us to cultivate so much love, compassion, and peace, that we can’t help but share it with the world. Let’s raise the collective vibration, one breath at a time.
*Lauren is available to provide class, group, private, and corporate instruction in vinyasa, hatha, and yin yoga. She is also available for private reiki sessions.
**When Lauren is not practicing or teaching yoga, she is busy running working as a graphic artist, advocating for animal rights, experimenting in the kitchen with healthy vegan food, and spending time with her husband.