I used to take yoga classes to workout. When I returned home to New Orleans, I began taking classes at a local studio, and the theme of the month was the heart chakra. So every class I took for a month was focused on opening the heart using specific poses, but we were also emotionally digging within our own lives. At the time, I was going through a big transition in my life, and it was exactly what I needed. Yoga became so much more than a physical practice. I realized how valuable the practice of yoga could be to anyone's life.
Soon after this experience, I signed up for yoga teacher training. I received my 200 hour Registered Yoga Alliance teacher training certificate from Wild Lotus Yoga Soul School. I have taken Handstand and Self-Care Workshops. I received a certificate for an Intro to teaching Kids Yoga course. I am also a certified barre instructor, and I am a dancer/performer. I do my best to continue to improve my yoga teaching skills and to elevate my own yoga practice. My main goal in every class is to make students feel good using physical alignment and safety queues and positive motivation and encouragement.
|Staff First Name||Lauren |
|Staff Last Name||Gutierrez|
|Staff Title||Yoga Instructor |