Yogis Anonymous

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

  • 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!

  • 49 minutes

    Playing With Ashtavakrasana

    By Lauren Peterson on Feb 23, 2021

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    We are working towards an advanced arm balance in this class. Despite that, this is an intermediate class, culminating in an advanced pose. We do a lot of hip and hamstring stretches to prepare to do the eight-limbed pose. There's also a nice balanced flow of standing poses and backbends. I encourage you to play! Enjoy!

  • 45 minutes

    Bendy Balancey Flow

    By Lauren Peterson on Jan 22, 2021

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    This practice in the beautiful Yogis Anonymous Garden is a bendy, balance-y flow. We open with a variation on Sun Salutation C. From there we move on to standing poses to strengthen the legs, open the hips, and stretch the hamstrings. We complete the practice with twists, floor stretches, and backbends. Enjoy!

  • 10 minutes

    10 Minute Meditation

    By Lauren Peterson on Jan 10, 2021

    Meditation Beginner

    This is a 10-minute breathing and relaxation exercise for stress relief. It can be used to focus the mind as you start the day, a mini-meditation mid-day, or to relax you before sleep. Join me for this healing practice.

  • 40 minutes

    Quick Fit Flow

    By Lauren Peterson on Dec 12, 2020

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    A flowy 40-minute class, that is a balance of fitness, flexibility, and centering. The class starts with floor exercises for the core, hips, and hamstrings. On our feet, we practice a flow of standing poses, folded into a sun salutation based structure. Enjoy!

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