“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”  

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Lauren Maher, M.A., C-IAYT

I am a certified yoga teacher, counselor, and yoga therapist who is passionate about helping people reduce stress & anxiety, ease chronic pain, and find a path towards happiness and healing. My goal is to empower you with the tools you need to heal, transform, and thrive. 

I have been teaching in Los Angeles for 18 years, and focus on gentle yoga, therapeutic yoga for injuries and illnesses, and Kundalini yoga. I teach private, online, and group sessions, lead local and international retreats, and host educational trainings and workshops. I specialize in working with cancer patients during and post treatment, and strive to make yoga accessible to all. 

I received my teacher training certification in Kundalini Yoga through Yoga West, graduated from the esteemed two-year program in Yoga Therapy RX at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), and studied Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater. In 2016, I earned my master's degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University. I love to explore the mind/body connection in both my yoga therapy and my counseling work. 

Specialties: Cancer Support, Yoga for Neurological Disorders, Anxiety Management, Stress Reduction, Gentle Kundalini Yoga, Seniors Yoga, Chair Yoga, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga   

Private Sessions & Classes


Whether you're new to yoga, recovering from an injury or illness, or a more advanced student, we'll identify and follow through with your goals - body, mind & spirit. Sessions are offered in person or online. 

Retreats & Workshops

Italian Villa

Recharge and rebalance at our workshops and retreats. Choose a one day local getaway or the experience of a lifetime in Italy.

Online Store


Guess what? Now you can purchase yoga sessions and products like CDs and yoga gear in the online store.


“Lauren's excellent teaching style has kept me coming back for some time now, but more importantly it has been through her classes that I’ve realized: Yoga saves lives, and my being here, grateful and still breathing, can attest to that.”


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