Yoga Instructor & Social Worker
Lauren has a genuine interest in eating disorders and believes that yoga can help mend the profound disconnection from one’s body, believing this level of awareness can become life changing. When we are aware of our destructive motivations or intentions, we are better able to shift them into a more positive space through our practice. Whilst Lauren recognises that this is not always easy to do, she believes yoga is a catalyst to becoming better able to appreciate your body for what it can do each time you ‘hit the mat.’ Lauren’s interest in pursuing yoga teaching developed early in her first year of university, and eventually became transformative in how she connected with her own body and mind.
Lauren’s passion for the field of social work became apparent during her own eating disorder treatment, as the relationship she had with her therapist had a positive and profound impact on her recovery. From then on Lauren knew she wanted to provide this kind of support to others going through a similar battle, encouraging them to trust that recovery is truly possible.
Lauren also values support groups for providing a great opportunity to build confidence in connecting, communicating, and opening up to other individuals with similar experiences.
Lauren has been recognized by friends and colleagues for having a caring, empathetic personality, and can be described as a positive and outgoing person. She approaches her yoga teaching with a sense of fun and light-heartedness, and hopes to empower and inspire others to create a stronger connection to their minds and to their bodies through the practice of yoga.
Lauren completed her yoga teacher training with Baron Baptiste in New York in 2013. She also holds a Bachelor of Social Work, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and a Masters of Social Work all with honours, and all obtained in Ontario, Canada. Lauren is Canadian and new to Australia, having arrived in Sydney in August 2014.
More information on Lauren is available here.