This workshop is for any person who wants to work on her/his/their relationship with their body.
No yoga experience is required and bodies of all shapes, sizes, and identities are celebrated.
In this two-hour workshop, we will explore therapeutic yoga practices, including restorative & gentle yoga poses, breathing techniques, and guided visualizations/meditation to specifically address body image problems. The concepts of weightism and intuitive movement with be introduced, with time for discussion and questions.
About the teacher:
Lauren is a clinical social worker and body positive yoga teacher with a passion for helping people live peacefully in their bodies. Lauren unites her passions for movement, therapeutic healing, and social justice through her yoga practice and teaching. She created InBodied Yoga because she longed for a "safe yoga zone" in Manhattan, where the diversity of human beauty and strength could be celebrated. For two years, she taught outdoor classes on a rooftop in SoHo, collaborating with body positive yoga trail blazers, Dana Falsetti & Jessamyn Stanley. She now focuses on her clinical area of expertise, eating and body image problems, teaching yoga workshops in New York City and providing private yoga therapy for individuals working on their relationships with food, exercise, and body. Lauren strives to offer a practice that is free of dogma, accessible to individual needs, trauma-informed, and above all, emotionally and physically safe.
Lauren has graduate-level training in Vinyasa Yoga and clinical social work. She has post-graduate training in Restorative Yoga, Biomechanics, and Feminist Relational Psychotherapy. She is currently working on her Yoga for All certification with Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes.