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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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