Back in 2008 in the trenches of nursing school while leading a FOMO party life, Lauren needed a healthier alternative. She started practicing warm vinyasa yoga in New Haven to offset the stress of her new career in ICU nursing. YES!
When she moved to Encinitas, CA, in 2011, she continued to flow like the surfers and completed teacher training at her local studio, Corepower Yoga. California, bursting with the best avocados and fruit she had ever tasted, is also where she started to experiment with vegetarian and vegan cooking.
When Lauren returned to Boston she felt reverse culture shock, on the streets and in the yoga studio. She also realized she wanted to teach a class unique to her, not a skeleton developed by a yoga chain. Compelled to dive deeper, she completed her second 200-hour training at Coolidge Corner Yoga in 2016 under Goldie Graham, Tatyana Souza, Laura Ahrens and Andrew Tanner. These four unique souls were the best example of how to share from an open heart. She left the training stronger, not only as a teacher, but a better communicator.
This training also introduced her to Ayurveda, the oldest still practiced healthcare system in the world. As a critical care nurse focused on saving lives, Lauren appreciated the expansive big picture view of health that goes beyond disease free by learning how to thrive. Feeling invigorated physically, mentally and spiritually, she had to know more about Ayurveda and went on to complete a 650-hour certification as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor from Kripalu Center in the Berkshires.
Lauren continues to work part time in the cardiac ICU at Mass General. Her teaching reflects her holistic path and is influenced by western anatomy and physiology, yogic philosophy, and Ayurvedic wisdom. Her yoga class is meant to adapt to the season, time of day, and honor your individual constitution.
Get cozy with us as a chill starts to tinge the air and the leaves begin to turn to learn how yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, can help you thrive this autumn. This class is designed especially for those interested in decreasing stress, improving digestion, boosting immunity, and learning how to bolster their longevity through diet and lifestyle.
This workshop will include a short, gentle all-levels yoga class designed around poses and breathwork to balance the season; a dosha quiz to discover your personal constitution and help guide your seasonal diet and lifestyle choices; and a lecture on Ayurveda's seasonal approach to balance. You will walk away with tools to nourish the two most vulnerable senses as the weather gets crisp and a kitchari recipe to continue the 3- to 5-day detoxifying cleanse that we will begin in the workshop.
Wear comfortable yoga clothes, bring a cozy layer to put on top, and a notebook to jot down some notes.
*This class is limited to 15 attendees
All workshops are non-refundable.