Private Yoga Instruction
Though one might not know it by looking at today's popular, packed yoga studios, yoga has traditionally been taught one-on-one. No two people are exactly alike, and private yoga instruction gives you an opportunity to have a practice tailored to your unique needs and goals. Whatever your goals may be -- to reduce stress, stretch and strengthen, heal injuries, engage in prenatal or postnatal exercise, or find a clearer mind - private lessons are a convenient way to receive the individualized instruction that you need.
Whether you are brand new to yoga or a more advanced student, Lauren will help you identify and follow through with your goals - body, mind and spirit. Lauren incorporates breathing techniques, postures, meditations, yoga philosophy, and life skills coaching to help you develop a personal practice and advance your study of yoga. Lauren will answer any questions you have as you go, and move at a pace that is tailored to your needs.
Lauren offers private yoga instruction in person and via Skype/FaceTime.
Yoga therapy helps individuals find greater health and wellness through the teachings and practices of yoga. Yoga therapy is particularly helpful for those with special conditions such as injuries, illness, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression. Lauren creates a unique program for each yoga therapy client, helping them to become an active participant in their own healing.
Lauren specializes in working with cancer patients and those with neurological disorders. In her many years as a yoga therapist, Lauren has worked with clients who have many different circumstances and life conditions, including: cancer, Parkinson's Disease, stroke, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, dementia, low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, spondylolithesis, auto-immune disorders, lymphedema, back injuries, sacroiliac dysfunction, thyroid issues, eating disorders, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, & depression.
Yoga for Cancer
Lauren discovered her "calling" when she started working with weSPARK Cancer Support Center in 2004. She has years of expertise in adapting yoga to the needs of those with cancer, and is passionate about helping individuals thrive and successfully navigate the challenges that arise during and post treatment. Lauren specializes in developing personalized programs for cancer patients and survivors in her private practice. Lauren has worked extensively with weSPARK Cancer Support Center and the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Hospital, and has taught and lectured at Northridge Hospital and Mission Hills Providence Hospital.
Why is yoga helpful for cancer patients?
Grappling with cancer can be one of life's greatest challenges. Yoga and meditation can be a powerful tool for reducing stress, anxiety, and pain. Yoga simultaneously relaxes the mind, strengthens the body, and helps one draw on their own healing resources within. Sessions focus on breath work, gentle movement, meditation, and visualization, and not on attaining the "perfect pose." Most of the postures can be done seated, lying down, or with a chair -- a benefit for those who are fatigued or who have limited mobility.
One-on-one yoga therapy can be a vital part of your healing process. Please do not hesitate to reach out for a free phone consultation at (323) 438-9972.
Yoga in the workplace? Unfortunately, today’s work environment is often filled with stressful situations. It is not uncommon for employees tobe overwhelmed with long hours and commutes, demanding deadlines, office politics, and a sedentary lifestyle. Many employees lose valuable amounts of work time due to common cold, low back pain, migraines, carpel tunnel syndrome, and simple burnout. Each year, more businesses are finding that offering yoga in the workplace is a helpful, low-cost, preventative health care measure. Employees that are happy and healthy are more productive and efficient -- which creates a better work environment for all. Corporate classes, workshops, and day retreats are geared for all levels, ages, and abilities. Please inquire about corporate classes and wellness programs tailored for your business.
Yoga can help:
- Increase work performance and efficiency
- Boost morale and interpersonal communication
- Reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue
- Improve memory and focus
- Improve posture and flexibility
- Strengthen the immune system
- Reduce back pain and carpal tunnel symptoms
Current and previous clients include: LACMA, HUGE, CBRE, Disney, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, ABC, Standard Hotel Spa, Equinox Fitness Clubs, and more.
Yoga Teacher Mentoring
There is a often a large gap between our yoga teacher training program and the actual realities of being a professional yoga teacher or yoga therapist. A 200 or 500 hour training often only feels like a drop in the bucket! With 16+ years of teaching experience under her belt, Lauren loves to mentor teachers and help them become them become more clear about their dreams and goals.
One-on-one mentorship is tailored specifically for you and works to support your educational and career goals. Subjects covered may include:
- Finding your authentic voice as a teacher
- Becoming specific about your goals and creating actionable steps to reach them
- Business and marketing development
- Making yoga accessible to all
- Designing and leading workshops and retreats
- Effective cuing and sequencing
- Overcoming fear and sharing your unique gifts as a teacher.
Lauren will work with you to refine your teaching and business practices, understanding both your gifts and your challenges. In between sessions, you will be asked to engage in reading assignments, homework, and personal reflection.
Sessions are 60 minutes are offered in-person or on Skype.
Reiki Healing Sessions
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a simple and safe Japanese hands-on healing technique that helps relieve stress and can encourage healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. “Rei” means “universal soul or spirit”, and “Ki” means “energy”. Put together, the two words mean “universal life force energy”.
What to expect in a Reiki session:
During a healing, one lies fully clothed on a massage table (or the floor), having removed shoes only. The Reiki practitioner lightly places his or her hands in a series of positions throughout the body in order to transmit Reiki energy. The recipient of healing will often feel heat or warmth from the practitioner’s hands and feel deeply relaxed.
A Reiki session typically lasts one hour, with half the time being spent on the front of the person’s body and the other half on the back of the body. Many recipients of Reiki healing report greater feelings of well-being, health and awareness after their treatments.