After getting scammed at LA fitness and feeling unnatural at the gym, Lauren gave yoga a whirl. It was fire! Yoga was more than a workout....using breath she learned to redirect her mind to the present, creating a calm internal environment to share with others.
In 2011 she moved to Encinitas, CA, a So-Cal yoga mecca. Working nights in a cardiac surgery ICU, yoga became essential in an effort to find balance. A year later she completed her 200 RYT training at Corepower Yoga while living in a house full of surfers and a yellow lab named Raja.
When Lauren returned to the east coast she noticed a difference in the classes she took; the careful attention to detail that seemed to reflect the academic environment in Boston. Compelled to dive deeper, she completed her second RYT training at Coolidge Corner Yoga under Goldie Graham, Tatyana Souza, Laura Ahrens and Andrew Tanner.
Lauren’s practice continues to evolve beyond the shapes of yoga, focusing on mindfulness both on and off the mat. Lauren’s work in critical care has given her the opportunity to help people and their families in their most vulnerable states, thinking critically and connecting compassionately. With her background in western medicine and a curious spirit, she seeks to provide a holistic yogic experience.
Lauren’s classes are thoughtfully prepared to flow intelligently, emphasizing a strong breath and integrity of alignment. No two bodies are ever the same and Lauren’s goal is to guide her students to achieve their yoga through patience and following their intuition. Lauren’s friends describe her as grounding, strong, and nurturing.
Taryn designs her vinyasa classes to be challenging and playful with a strong emphasis on synchronizing movement with breath. She combines a balance of poses for strength and flexibility, challenging students physically while offering soft moments of reflection. Join Taryn to balance work and play, discipline and expression, and strength and softness.
Sara began to begrudgingly practice yoga at the prodding of a friend in 2010, but it wasn't until discovering vinyasa yoga four years later that everything started to click. After years of a less-than-balanced lifestyle, Sara learned to listen and made peace with her body rather than fighting it.
As a former athlete, Sara appreciates the role of fitness, but has come to redefine health as something greater than lifting heavy things, running laps, or eating on a diet. As Sara's yoga practice deepened, so did her interest in the exploring connection between mind, body, and living well.
The connections that started in the studio led to a path of self-discovery and a deep love of healing — physically, mentally, and emotionally, and ultimately to a career in holistic health and nutrition, followed by a yoga teacher training. Sara completed her 200-hour training in January 2016 with the New School of Yogic Arts. Sara believes that in the yoga studio, deep feeling and lighthearted fun are not mutually exclusive. She hopes her classes will bring students same sense of self-awareness she experienced in discovering yoga, especially the begrudging ones.
Sara has spent most of her career working with kids and teens in a variety of settings, from group homes to lacrosse teams, and believes that finding the kid still inside is one of the many benefits of yoga practice.