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

  • 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!

  • 45 minutes

    Deepen Your Backbends

    By Lauren Peterson on Oct 29, 2020

    Vinyasa Flow Intermediate

    This class leads to deep backbends, including kapotasana and upward bow. We start with stretches to loosen up the spine. There are standing poses and core work to make it a balanced practice. We wind down with twists, an inversion and savasana. All in 45 minutes. Enjoy!

  • 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!

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