Lauren believes that everyone, regardless of physical ability or background, should have the ability to access the benefits of yoga. Through her own practice, she has experienced first hand the balancing benefits that yoga can provide to both the physical body and the mind.
Her classes guide students through a series of moving meditations, connecting breath, movement and mindfulness; she incorporates restorative poses for maximum release and often closes class with guided meditation. Above all, she focuses on customizing classes to each student’s needs, offering modifications and using props to ensure that students feel supported both physically and emotionally.
Lauren has been practicing Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga for 15 years and completed her 200h Vinyasa teacher training with Usha Veda Yoga, a community yoga studio in her home of Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She also completed Module 1 of Yatri: Yoga for Emotional Healing with Reema Datta. As a sufferer of anxiety and a variety of physical injuries associated with fast paced NYC living, she has been helped immensely by yoga’s focus on breathwork, meditation and purposeful movement.
The concept of sanga (community) is a core part of Lauren’s philosophy; she volunteers with the Greenpoint Community Kitchen every Saturday. Her detailed CV can be found here.
Lauren Katzen is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS).