Lauren has been practicing yoga for more than decade and has seen what a long term disciplined practice can bring to the mind and body. Beginning her yoga practice as a means to restore a sports injury, Lauren found that not only was the practice strengthening her body but her ability to focus on her game was sharpened.
An avid sports woman and a member of winning paddle tennis teams and golf tournaments, she has found that yoga complemented her sporting activities. The ability to reach the ball, make a full rotation around the spine and maintain focus during the game increased. Reaching the top shelf in the pantry and loading the dog into the car seemed easier too.
Lauren's classes are informative, motivational and appropriately challenging. Classes enhance balance and strengthen the large muscle groups with attention to postures and alignment. Modifications are demonstrated and encouraged to enable each student to receive the full benefits of practice. Students find a bit of inner peace while enjoying a work out. Each class includes centering breath work to settle the mind, stretching and strengthening of the core, legs and arms. Class concludes with a guided relaxation period known as savasana.
Lauren is an ERYT 200-Hour YT09477 certified Vinyasa instructor and a Yin Certified instructor from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA. Additionally she received her level one certificate from All That Matters in Restorative Yoga. She is grateful to her teachers Pritti Robyn Ross, Jurian Hughes, Devarshi Steven Hartman and Steven Leonard, Sudha Lundeen Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds. She has participated in yoga workshops with Rodney Yee & Colleen Sandman and Sheva Rea and a week at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram. She is Red Cross Certified in First Aide. Lauren received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO and is a volunteer with many organizations including Jamestown Philomenain Library, Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT and The Bushnell in Hartford, CT.
When not practicing yoga, you can find Lauren on the golf course, on the paddle tennis court, walking her dog, working in her garden or knitting.