Mama, teacher, writer, speaker, bioethicist, Lauren began teaching yoga after graduating from New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2009.
Lauren received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification training with Ana Forrest in 2009, Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance in 2018 and is a Certified Poppy Perinatal Yoga Integration Teacher and an Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki II practitioner. She is graduate of University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine with an MBE and is currently studying Arabic. Lauren recently completed a certificate in stem cells and regenerative medicine through The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has also completed coursework and certificate programs at FIT, Parsons, Lehigh University and Barnes Foundation. At NYU Lauren completed a colloquium on ‘The Artist as Shaman’ and at Penn completed a thesis on ‘The Ethical Dilemmas in Organ Biofabricaion.’ She has returned to NYU as a guest lecturer.
In addition to teaching yoga, Lauren works for a specialty pharmacy and a neuropathology lab focused on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with immune deficiencies and neurological disorders.
With an understanding of the function and dysfunction of the body from a western medicine perspective, Lauren creates a therapeutic yoga practice with a focus on the individual student’s wellness goals and specific health concerns. She views yoga as a regenerative practice that increases neuroplasticity and stimulates cell growth and repair throughout the body to improve strength and quality of movement.