This class is a strong flow, with a handstand tutorial weaved into the body of the practice. We warm up slowly with sun salutes, standing
Lauren Peterson started her professional career as a classically trained dancer and actress in NYC. She stumbled upon yoga in the late 80s and embraced the practice whole-heartedly.
Now an educator and teacher with an advanced Yoga Alliance certification (E-RYT 500), Peterson is a well-respected yoga instructor who travels worldwide teaching workshops and teacher trainings. She has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and teaching since 1992. She had the privilege to study with and assist Chuck Miller for over 10 years. Chuck taught her through the fourth series in the ashtanga yoga system. She has also played with the first few poses of fifth series as shown to her by Richard Freeman.
Lauren has been featured in the television series Healing Quest, and in Yoga Journal Magazine, for the yoga program she started at the Monte Nido Eating Disorders Center for women struggling with eating disorders. As a model she is in magazines, calendars and in Yoga, a Yoga Journal book by Linda Sparrowe.
Lauren is the creator of The Yogi’s Companion, a yoga practice CD, which was chosen Editor’s Choice by Yoga Journal Magazine. She also has four yoga DVDs: Back Care, Stress Relief, Beginning Yoga and Yoga for Athletes, which she created in conjunction with Olympic athlete Gabby Reece. Lauren teaches group and private classes in Malibu, and at her studio in East Hollywood, The Yoga Salon.
Twists literally wring us out, they are very cleansing poses. In this flow class we will do a balanced warm up with sun salutations, stan
Tight hips are often a contributing factor in lower back pain, and a lack of mobility in the hips can put stress the knees. It’s im
Galavasana, ashtavakrasana and grasshopper! These are some of the arm balances we attempt, in this strong flow class. Though the peak pos
Come and play, in this strong, heart-opening class. Backbends are about letting go of the past, and bravely moving forward, without barri
Balancing poses take a combination of steadiness, ease, and a lot of focus. In this flow class, we start in “Samastitihi”, st