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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

  • 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!

  • 54 minutes

    Stretch and Strength

    By Lauren Peterson on Sep 25, 2021

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    This practice gets us going with poses to strengthen the core, followed by deep stretches for the IT band and hamstrings. We mix in some sun salutations and standing poses for stability and balance. Practice closes with backbends and inversions. Enjoy!

  • 58 minutes

    Strong Core, Healthy Back

    By Lauren Peterson on Aug 9, 2021

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    Don't enjoy crunches and sit-ups? Embedded in this flowy practice, we engage the core in creative ways. A strong core is imperative in balance poses, both on the feet and hands. In this class, we play with eagle, half-moon, side plank with variations, and crow pose. I instruct you to use the core moving in sun salutations, in and out of standing poses, and balancing. Enjoy!

  • 49 minutes

    Spinal Health + Flexibility

    By Lauren Peterson on Jul 24, 2021

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    Sitting, we warm up the spine with flexion, extension and some twists. What follows is a flow class and standing poses, with an emphasis on spinal health and core strength. Enjoy, yogis, and breathe deeply!

  • 62 minutes

    Happy Hips

    By Lauren Peterson on Jun 2, 2021

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    We open with reclined bound angle pose, followed by twists and more hip and hamstring stretches. Once on our feet, we practice sun salutes and standing poses. We play around with one-legged chair and if inspired an arm balance, galavasana. This class is good for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Enjoy!

  • 52 minutes

    Hippy Stretch with Core

    By Lauren Peterson on May 8, 2021

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    We open with a wide-legged forward bend, side lunges, and stretching. We follow with some strength for arms and core. We begin to flow with sun salutations, standing poses, and balance. We finish with backbends, inversions and savasana. Enjoy!

  • 50 minutes

    Strength and Stability

    By Lauren Peterson on Apr 5, 2021

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    50 minutes full of fun! After a stretchy warm-up, I take you through sun salutations and standing poses, linked by vinyasa. Strong beginners will find this class challenging, but doable. It's also a great practice for intermediate/advanced students needing a well-balanced, shorter practice.

  • 49 minutes

    50 Minute Maintenance

    By Lauren Peterson on Mar 19, 2021

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    In this practice, we focus on the lower body. Hamstrings, hips, quads, and inner groins. All before we stand up. Add to that some core, twists, and a little bit of flow. An all-over feel-good class. Enjoy!

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