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Hey

I'm Lauren!

WHAT I teach:

As a certified yoga therapist and meditation coach, I teach tools and skills to enhance concentration, expand awareness, and better enjoy the process of life.

I’ve got a degree in Psychology, an E-YT-500 and an IAYT-1000 (International Association of Yoga Therapists).

People come to me looking for practical meditation to relieve stress and improve sleep.

Sometimes pain or illness is a serious obstacle and I offer series of transformational private sessions to support healing and resolving of medical conditions.

WHY:

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When the mind is in a state of meditation, it is like a deep mountain lake, clear still and calm. We’re able to see our true self reflected in it.

At other times we’re tossed around by the thoughts that come and go, clouding our view of ourselves.

Steadying the mind is the way to get peace and stillness for sure.

Following time-honored wisdom and scientifically proven methods, I teach systematic ways to transform a stressed-out, worried mind to a still mind. 

You’re interested in meditation, why?

Something has sparked the urge for you. What is it?

Enough dissatisfaction?

Barely escaping an accident?

Pain or illness? 

It means that you’re ready to change something your life.

Maybe you’re ready to heal.

Or to be more in touch with what matters.

Or enhance your cognition and mental clarity.

The state of meditation is a rarified experience, in which your body and mind are healing and your perception of yourself is fully expanded.

It’s a process to learn what meditation is, and I’m committed to guiding you.

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I’m all about helping you “get the most out of” meditation.

1 / Use a technique to settle your mind (I mean, don’t just sit there)

2 / Be confident with what you’re doing inside of meditation practice

3 / Actually do it

I’m here to help you with all three of those.

When I created and structured the founding content for a major mindfulness meditation app, I collected a massive library of 3-minute meditations in my channel, Mindful Moments.

I’m there for you anytime, and it’s so easy.

If you’re ready to have a real, live teacher that you can access (moi), sign up here.


WHERe:

Find me on the Aura app, and inside my email community. I’m an online meditation companion and I send weekly free in-your-pocket meditations.

I’m in Marin County, California seeing private clients. (click here if you’re interested).

I’m teamed up with an amazingly innovative wellness center + medical doctor in Sausalito and I see patients under insurance at Soluna.

I’m currently organizing group classes and bringing in other healing practitioners and yoga therapists.

I lead group meditations at the Brain Injury Network of Marin and I also teach a Yoga Therapy class at Harmonia Wellness & Social Club.

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YOU can:

Feel like you’re in a good mental place and get more done

Be there for life + relationships more

Get reliable stress (+pain) relief

Expand your consciousness without resorting to substances

Do you want TO:

Focus more naturally?

Be control, without your thoughts and distractions taking over?

Meditate regularly without the pressure and confusion?

I’ve got you. 

I believe in keeping it SIMPLE.

If you want to really start to see some changes, but not spend too much time (I’m patting the seat next to me right now) then this is exactly where you belong. 

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Let’s do it!

Even if you’ve never meditated before.

I’ll be your companion and guide.  If you’ve read this far, thank you. I hope this is just the beginning of our relationship and I look forward to learning more about you.

The best way to get started with easy, free meditation with me is to enter your name and email.

Warmly,

Lauren 

YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU MEDITATED

And so will your colleagues and family!

 
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spinal release yoga

Private work is rooted in specialization in a spinal release yoga therapy approach.

Spinal Release Yoga a highly specialized unique knowledge base and skill set. It’s my preferred method for those with persistent or chronic pain, spine conditions (like disc injury, scoliosis or stenosis) as well as for anxiety, and I find it especially useful for trauma. Spinal Release Yoga has a powerful way of soothing the nervous system and stimulating a sense of security. It’s contemplative, meditative, accessible and potent.

Private sessions will lead you directly into bliss.

(See other modalities below)

 
 
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decompressing your spine

This is the science and art of spinal decompression without pushing, pulling, forcing or strategizing. All you do is get into the posture and wait. You don’t have to do anything, only align yourself and your props and simply lean in.

The approach reaches in to “get at” deep muscles attached to tailbone, sacrum, psoas, ribs and neck. As spinal tension is decompressed in the key areas of pelvis and rib cage, your entire body will feel more spacious, open and content.

I get to know your needs, tendencies and give you the most effective positions for you, so that it’s repeatable.

it’s Deceptively Gentle

With passive AND active postures, this system goes beyond other approaches. As a complete healing science, it propels you deep inside, inviting you to gently and directly change.

As spinal tension is massaged from the inside out, you map out and make sense of things physically, and the emotional underpinnings to problematic behaviors.

It’s not just laying on blankets. It’s not about being comfortable, though I hope you are. The deeper purpose is to steady the busy mind, in order to meditate and contemplation knowledge.

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It Feels Good

You’ll end up feeling better than you’ve ever felt, I hear that a lot!

The postures reliably lead you straight into an experience that is blissful, a natural connection to yourself.

It’s very hands-on to facilitate a reliable and deep effect of release, letting go and surrender.

It’s quiet, inner yoga … the perfect gateway to meditation.

I SPECIALIZE IN

 
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Spinal Release yoga

Yoga Therapy

Opens the body gently and deeply. Based in formal study in classical yoga and Ayurveda. Uses body angles to release "core" tension in the muscles attached to the spine. Deeply grounding and nurturing.

For deep healing, transformation and illumination.

For pain, anxiety and insomnia. Also potent for experienced yogis and teachers desiring deep self-inquiry, knowledge and access to a trusted partner. Lineage:  Advaita Vedanta, Svaroopa, Kaya Mindlin

 

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MEDITATION

In-person and online

Practical applications of tools including body-based, visualization, sound, and subtle body awareness for relieving your stress, managing temperament, and increasing productivity by stopping the whirling thought spirals.

Lineage: Tantra, Advaita, Yoga Nidra, Mindfulness Based Stress-Reduction Jon Kabat Zinn Model

 
 
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vini yoga

Yoga with a Purpose

Combines Western anatomy with Eastern subtle body theory.

Intelligent sequencing to produce a specific effect (mobility improvement, strength and stamina building, or an energetic effect like lifting depression). Therapeutically oriented.

Lineage: Lynn Weinberger via Gary Kraftsow via T.K.V. Desikachar 

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Applied Pranayama

Breath Work

Understanding and impacting the state of mind via breathing. This is strong medicine, of the natural variety.

Therapeutically oriented to specific symptoms (i.e. focus and re-set, calm anxiety), to produce a specific effect, or to support meditation.