Lauren is the fourth person to be certified by Yogarupa Rod Stryker as a Senior ParaYoga Teacher (Level Two). ParaYoga
is one of the most in depth and transformational schools of Yoga in the country, blending elements of Tantra, Classical Yoga and Ayurveda to create a powerful tool for living to one's fullest potential. She has been studying with Rod since 2001.
Lauren was also a lead teaching assistant and apprentice to Rodney Yee for many years, and co-teaches groundbreaking Yoga as Medicine yoga therapy trainings with Dr. Timothy McCall.
Lauren has been teaching for nearly 20 years and is an initiated practitioner in the tradition of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Always insightful, inspirational, and infused with humor, Lauren's teaching conveys her talents as an anatomist and her passionate belief in Yoga's boundless potential for creating a healthy, successful and loving existence.
Her passion for All Things Yoga has allowed her to expand her work beyond the yoga classroom. She edits the Anatomy and Asana columns for the world’s most popular yoga magazine, Yoga Journal. She conceptualized and associate produced "The Practical Power of Yoga," a public television special, and has contributed to Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine, which featured her as a cover model in 2006.
She teaches public classes in the Spencer, Mass. area and is a respected mentor to other yoga teachers. She directs and is guest faculty of several teacher trainings and leads workshops and retreats nationally and in Belize and Puerto Rico.
200 Hr. Yoga Teacher Training.
6 month Program includes:
27 weeks of asana and Sutra classes – & 6 weekend intensives
as well as workshops with guest speakers. Class size will be limited to 8 students to give an exceptional Teacher Training Experience! Lots of time for personal attention. Every Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pmstarting on January 9, 2013 and ending on graduation date of July 10th (27 weeks). If cancellations occur because of inclement weather conditions, the weekly Wednesday class is pushed out to the next week.
6 Weekend Intensives once a month with workshops and/or guest speakers. Each Weekend Intensive starts with a Yoga Class on both Saturday and Sunday. Weekend Intensives hours for both days: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm (your books can be kept in the studio on Saturday night)
• Jan 26 & 27 - Intensive #1 - no workshops in this intensive as we will be going over a lot of asana and full schedule of other required topics. • Feb 23 & 24 - Intensive #2, includes Kirtan with Shubalananda and Yoga Therapy & Meditation in Motion Workshop with "Mimi" Michelle Strzelewicz, 200 E-RYT • March 23 & 24 - Intensive #3, includes Connecting to the Core Workshop with Jennifer Driscoll, 200 RYT and Restorative Yoga Workshop with Mimi • April 20 & April 21 - Intensive #4, Your Body Speaks Your Mind, Body Mapping & Releasing Emotional Blocks with Mimi Strzelewicz, 200 E-RYT • May 18 & 19 - Intensive #5, which also includes Power Yoga and Yoga Flows/Sequencing Workshop with Jennifer Driscoll, 200 RYT and Yoga Nidra with Mimi • June 29 & 30 - Intensive #6, includes Yin Yoga Workshop with Jennifer Songer, 200 RYT and Barefoot Cardio Yoga~Lattes Workshop with Mimi
Yoga at Middle River will teach you the asana (yoga poses) but essentially I will guide you back home to yourself thru
the asana using breath awareness and mindfulness. Yoga can be a spiritual practice for some, and for others its a mind body workout, for many its a connection to the inner self. Open yourself up to something greater beyond the yoga poses then you will be doing yoga. Yoga asana will alleviate physical tension patterns and tone the muscle in the body. A regular Yoga practice will restore physical mobility by relieving tension in the neck, back, shoulders, pelvis, lower back. Even the internal organs benefit from yoga. These are common areas of the body we hold tension.