Lauren Massalas

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.

Lauren Massalas instructs the following:
  • $5-CASH ONLY Vinyasa
  • $5 CASH ONLY Vinyasa - Community Class. This is a vigorous yoga class that moves through poses with the pace of your breath. The class is designed for all levels with modifications offered to take the class at your own level and ability on any given day. The sequence of each class will build towards a challenging a peak pose(s) to stimulate both the beginner and advanced practitioner as well as the kid at heart. This class will be sweaty and fun and will challenge students of all levels. (Class cards and credit cards not valid)