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Lauren Peterson

Lauren Peterson is a well-respected yoga instructor living and teaching in Malibu California. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and teaching since 1992. She had the privilege to study with, and assist, Chuck Miller for over 10 years. Chuck taught her through fourth series in the ashtanga yoga system. She is also playing 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". Along with her group and private classes, she teaches yoga workshops worldwide.

Lauren's Latest Classes

  • 69 minutes

    Hamstrings and Hips

    By Lauren Peterson on Apr 15, 2024

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    We start on our backs with some hamstring warm ups and core work. We continue the hamstring stretches, adding inner groins and IT Band. Next we have some twists and quad stretches before getting on our feet for standing poses and flow. We finish with backbends and inversions. An all around stretchy string class. Enjoy!

  • 66 minutes

    Strength and Balance

    By Lauren Peterson on Jan 7, 2024

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    This practice starts slowly on our backs with a combination of stretches for the hamstrings, IT Band and core strengtheners. We transition to our hands and feet with sun salutations, standing poses and balancing poses, including dancer's pose and half moon pose. We finish practice with backbends and an inversion before savasana. Enjoy!

  • 79 minutes

    Hips and Core

    By Lauren Peterson on Nov 13, 2023

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    We start chilling in Reclined Bound Angle pose on blocks. The class gradually picks up steam with twists, core work, standing poses and sun salutations. We add more hips, side plank and some balance poses. You are sure to get a full, balanced practice. Enjoy!

  • 64 minutes

    Super Centered Flow

    By Lauren Peterson on Sep 18, 2023

    Vinyasa Flow Advanced

    The focus of this flow class is the core and twists. We do some stretching and strengthening on the floor, moving up to the feet. Once standing we do a few rounds of Uddiyana Bandha, a navel lock. This is great for discovering and toning the core. Next we flow with some sun salutations, a bit more core work and standing poses. We breathe our way toward some arm balances as an extension of base poses. Even if you don't get up in bakasana or revolved koundinyasana, you will be setting the foundation for them with squats and twists. Enjoy!

  • 40 minutes


    By Lauren Peterson on Aug 5, 2023

    Restorative Beginner

    This slow, deep practice helps stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, aiding in sleep, digestion and stress relief. Please have a bolster on hand. You can use a firm pillow or a blanket rolled up like a sleeping bag. You might also use 1-3 blocks, depending on your flexibility. Enjoy some time to slow down and tune in, your body will thank you!

  • 51 minutes

    Bendy Flow with Core

    By Lauren Peterson on Jun 21, 2023

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    We start with a wide-legged forward bend, and ease into the hamstrings, hips, inner groins and the IT Band. We add some sun salutations, standing poses, core work and the option of an arm balance. Now all heated up and pliable we go into some backbends and cool down with and inversion before savasana. Enjoy!

  • 46 minutes

    Strength and Flexibility

    By Lauren Peterson on Jun 6, 2023

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    Though this class leads up to a challenging arm balance, the bulk of the practice is a balance of accessible poses to stretch and strengthen the body. We start on our backs with gentle core work and hamstring stretches. Once on our feet we do a series of sun salutations and standing poses. Then sitting, we get into the hips and hamstrings leading up to ashtavakrasana or eight-angle pose. We finish with a rest and closing. Enjoy!

  • 62 minutes

    Hips + Shoulders

    By Lauren Peterson on May 10, 2023

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    The core of this practice is a gentle flow with standing poses. We open with a reclined bound angle pose for the shoulders, back and hips. The class is peppered with more shoulder stretches, core work and balance. We close with backbends, a restorative inversion and savasana. Enjoy.

  • 53 minutes

    Supple Stability

    By Lauren Peterson on Apr 4, 2023

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    This class combines deep stretches for the hips, quads and back with standing poses and sun salutations for strength and stability. We warm up on the floor with some core work and hips. Once standing we'll flow with sun salutations and standing poses that incorporate strength and balance. Twists and backbends follow before we cool down for savasana.

  • 42 minutes

    Tune In + Fly Right, Eagle

    By Lauren Peterson on May 19, 2022

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    We start this practice reclining on our mats with a series of twists. There is an emphasis on inward hip rotation to de-compress the sacrum, and some core work. On our feet, we weave balance and standing poses in sun salutations. We end with backbends and an inversion. Enjoy!

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