Lauren set out on her teaching journey with the intention of integrating yoga, psychology and mindfulness meditation to nurture personal transformation. She completed her first Power Yoga and Hot Yoga teacher training in 2003 at Corepower Yoga in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado. In 2006, Lauren graduated with a Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University where she studied mindfulness meditation and learned the practice of unconditional presence as an approach to counselling and embracing the human condition. More recently in 2015, Lauren completed Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training with Golden Bridge in Cape Town, South Africa. Lauren has led and assisted several Hot Yoga and Power Yoga teacher trainings and has brought yoga to community settings including recovery centers, clinics for people living with mental and physical health challenges, homes for chronically ill children and early childhood development centers. Her classes can be described as slow at first, steady and challenging. Relying mostly on her intuition as her guide, Lauren’s classes include a blend of meditation, self-reflection and an energetically invigorating asana practice. At Yoga Life, you’ll spot Lauren on the schedule teaching Power Yoga, Vinyasa, Bikram and Kundalini Yoga.
Lauren believes everyone deserves access to the healing practices that awaken our inner capacity to heal. In 2011, Lauren founded Lionhearted Kids, a nonprofit organisation that nurtures resilience in children and families of South Africa. Lionhearted Kids offers therapies using play, music, yoga, art and massage to children, families and anyone who cares for them. To learn more about Lionhearted Kids, click here.