After 12 years on the mat and a decade as a teacher, one thing has become clear to Lauren: she doesn’t practice yoga, yoga practices on her. “It has transformed me inside and out. I love it, I hate it, I don’t want to live without it.’’ At a particularly low point in her life, the yoga found her and saved her. She made the cross-country move back to Austin to complete her first 200hr teacher training at Baptiste affiliate Breath & Body Yoga. While still working her 9-5 job, Lauren taught full-time and managed the studio while continuing to study with Baron Baptiste and Christina Sell. Thousands of teaching hours later and tired of having to decline opportunities because of scheduling, she made the leap into self-employment and dedicated herself to being a teacher.
Through dealing with several injuries of her own and working with private clients with vastly different physical abilities and yoga goals, she became laser focused on anatomy and alignment. In addition to almost 1000 hours of yoga training, Lauren is also a licensed massage therapist and owns Structure & Soul Wellness in Austin, TX. She specializes in deep tissue & myofascial release while incorporating Functional Range Conditioning mobility techniques.
Lauren strives to create Vinyasa classes that are physically challenging and emotionally freeing, full of purposeful alignment and balanced with playfulness. The yoga mat is a reminder to show up in life every day with an open heart and a clear mind. When she is not being a self-described human body nerd, you will find her on the trail or a spin bike, reading on the porch with a cup of coffee, cooking, enjoying good wine, and playing the piano.
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