Lauren has been a student of yoga since 2002 and came to the practice as a way to reconnect to her mind and body from the dance world. Her enthusiasm for yoga led her to study with Maty Ezraty, Gabriel Halpern, Richard Freeman, Tim Miller and Carrie Owerko. Lauren had the privilege apprenticing under Gabriel Halpern in his Iyengar therapeutics venues, working with students with various chronic and acute injuries and illnesses, and has been an assistant to Maty Ezraty in teacher training.
With a background in Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa yoga and Vipassana mediation, Lauren's classes are dynamic and challenging. She seeks to create classes that are balanced with both effort and ease, strength and flexibility, and of course, a sense of humor. She uses her training as a massage therapist and knowledge of anatomy to give accurate adjustments and verbal cues. Lauren believes the body is a vessel and uses alignment in asana practice as a vehicle to go inside, pay attention, and begin to observe and examine the inner workings of the mind. Thus, an environment is created for students to meet their bodies and minds where they are from day to day, allowing the practice to naturally unfold.
Lauren holds a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from DePaul University and recently completed a post baccalaureate in Health Science.