InBodied Yoga empowers all bodies to practice self-care through peaceful, intuitive movement.
Hi — I’m Lauren. Over time, my relationship with movement has evolved from one that was compulsive and compensatory to one that is intuitive and supportive. On a daily basis, I try - to the best of my ability - to observe what my body needs and “feed” it. I rely on technical knowledge, but I also hold respect for the fact that relatively speaking, all training considered, we don’t know that much about the body and the brain. I think about my movement patterns and experiences, but I also acknowledge that my body tells a story that I can’t necessarily “figure out”.
Often, that means sitting with discomfort that I can’t “fix” immediately, but breathing into that and softening my angst around it to make it more tolerable.
Sometimes, it means knowing that I need or want to move in a certain way, but don't have the opportunity to do so, and sitting with that frustration.
Sometimes, it means getting it wrong, and feeling disappointed, or injured.
The clients who have benefitted the most from my movement work are folks who don’t really do or feel entitled to “self-care”. They engage in movement to change or control their bodies. They make movement decisions from the neck up. The experience of rest and relaxation is new and revelatory for them.
InBodied Yoga is an invitation to move into a more gentle relationship with your body than the one you have now. I offer it to bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities; and I also acknowledge the thin, white, resourced, able body privilege that informs that offering.
My movement teaching draws from Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga, the teachings of Nevine Michaan (Katonah Yoga), Rasa Restorative Yoga, Postural Alignment Therapy, Nutritious Movement by Katy Bowman, Movement for Trauma with Jane Clapp, and Yoga for All, a body positive yoga program developed by Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes.