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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

  • 57 minutes

    Strength + Stability

    By Lauren Peterson on Sep 2, 2020

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    In this class, we start on our backs. We do some hamstring and psoas stretching, core work, and strengthening. From there we move on to sun salutations and standing poses. We mirror some poses on our feet that we did laying down, and challenge our balance and flexibility. A centering class that will increase strength and flexibility.

  • 39 minutes

    Fit and Flexible in 40

    By Lauren Peterson on Jul 11, 2020

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    In this class, we start on our backs and warm up with core strengthening. From there we flow and stretch and do a couple of arm balances. We finish up with backbends and an inversion. All in 40 minutes. Have a great practice!

  • 46 minutes

    Pure Stretch

    By Lauren Peterson on Apr 11, 2020

    Hatha Intermediate

    The practice opens with a bit of core work, but from there it's all about stretching. Mostly sitting, a few standing poses. No flow. Save your chaturangas for another day. We finish up with supta baddha konasana and reclined supported bound angle pose, before a gentle inversion and savasana. Chill out and stretch with this one. Enjoy! Lauren

  • 51 minutes

    Stretchy Juicy Flow

    By Lauren Peterson on Mar 18, 2020

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    Class opens with some stretches for the back, hamstrings, hips, and quads. We do some cat and dog tilts to warm up the back and move into a sun salutation-based flow. Standing poses follow, then backbends and we cool down with an inversion and savasana.

  • 53 minutes

    Hips and Hamstrings

    By Lauren Peterson on Feb 24, 2020

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    Start with stretches for the hips and back. Continue with some sun salutations and a balanced group of standing poses. Move to the floor and work towards astavakrasana, the eight-limbed arm balance pose. Finish with backbends and shoulder stand. Enjoy!

  • 43 minutes

    Slow Focused Flow

    By Lauren Peterson on Dec 7, 2019

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    This is a focused flow class. Coming in just over 40 minutes, it's a perfect class for strength and balance when you don't have time for a longer practice. Extra attention to hamstrings, balance poses, and twists. Enjoy!

  • 46 minutes

    Strong, Slow Flow

    By Lauren Peterson on Jul 15, 2019

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    This is a steady, strong flow class. We go through sun salutations and standing poses including a flowy, graceful string of poses that stretch the IT band and hip flexors. Forward bends, backbends, twists and balance poses. All in 46 minutes. Enjoy.

  • 27 minutes

    Short and Strong

    By Lauren Peterson on Jun 25, 2019

    General Intermediate

    In this short session we engage in quick bursts of energy to strengthen and build heat, followed by intermittent rests to recover. This concentrated practice demands focus and mental flexibility (since it's shorter, there's less time to build heat, so be sure to listen to your body if something feels like too much!). Great for a day when you need a short strong practice.

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