Lauren is deeply heartened to teach at World Yoga Center, where she continually benefits from diving deep into the wonders of asana, meditation, chanting, satsang and kirtan. She has been a member of the World Yoga Center community for over a decade. Going on retreat with her beloved teachers Rudrani and Jackie in 2011 led her enter the two-year WYC Teacher Training, which she completed 2013. Lauren is also certified in Kids Yoga and Yoga for Children with Special Needs, and has taught both adults and children of all abilities in a multitude of open-hearted settings including World Yoga, AHRC, Karma Kids and schools in New York City.
Lauren was originally drawn to the practices of yoga during college, and became awed by the sense of peace, presence, openness and steadiness they consistently brought to her mind, body, and life. She continues to feel deep gratitude for the Path, and endeavors to make the teachings feel alive, abundant, and available to all who wish to learn. In her teaching, she emphasizes the “spanda” or ebb and flow of energy, the balance of strength & flexibility, and the give-and-take of opening into expansiveness and finding our center. Also an activist, writer, educator and interfaith ritual leader, Lauren hopes that through yoga, students can gain a sense of empowerment and compassion for self, others and all of life.
Lauren feels blessed to have also learned from Julia Pearring, Elias Lopez, Todd Norian, Elena Brower, Baron Baptiste and Shyam in soul-nourishing spaces such as Ananda Ashram, Sivananda Ashram, Abhaya Yoga, Vira Yoga and Kripalu. She bows in deep thanks to all of her wonder-ful teachers and the teachers before them.