Private Yoga Classes-Now on Sliding Scale
Private lessons are available to brand new students looking to start a yoga practice and to intermediate and advanced students looking to deepen their asana, pranayama, and meditation practice. Lauren will tailor your Private Yoga Classes specifically to your wants and needs by looking at what makes you anatomically unique and designing a personal practice that will help improve alignment, strengthen the body, improve your health, and ease pain. She’ll also discuss your personal needs in order to design a dynamic practice tailored to your lifestyle, body, mind, spirit. Lauren is a gentle, fun, driven, and kind spirit that will help guide you to blossom to your full potential, helping you discover who you are and the beauty of your inner self.
Lessons take place at Karma Tribe Yoga. Mats, blocks, and straps can be provided upon request.
Private Reiki Session- Now on a Sliding Scale
Lauren is an attuned and certified Level III Universal Reiki Master. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki is deeply relaxing and you’re sure to feel relaxed and recharged during and after a session.
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Thai Yoga Bodywork
“Thai massage” or “Thai yoga massage” is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures.
Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions. The recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.
The recipient wears loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a mat or firm mattress on the floor. In Thailand, a dozen or so subjects may be receiving massage simultaneously in one large room. The true ancient style of the massage requires that the massage be performed solo with just the giver and receiver. The receiver will be positioned in a variety of yoga-like positions during the course of the massage, that is also combined with deep static and rhythmic pressures.
The massage generally follows designated lines (“sen”) in the body. The legs and feet of the giver can be used to position the body or limbs of the recipient. In other positions, hands fix the body, while the feet do the massaging. A full Thai massage session may last two hours and includes rhythmic pressing and stretching of the entire body. This may include pulling fingers, toes, ears, cracking knuckles, walking on the recipient’s back, and moving the recipient’s body into many different positions. There is a standard procedure and rhythm to the massage, which the giver will adjust to fit the receiver.
Lauren gives traditional Thai Yoga Bodywork in her private home studio.
Group Private Yoga Classes
Lauren provides group private yoga instruction for groups of 2 or more looking to practice yoga together in a private setting. This is tailored to your groups wants and needs and is available either on a regular basis or to hire for events such as retreats, team building, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, etc. Yoga is a personal practice, but is also a great way to build a sense of community. Lauren can provide classes at Karma Tribe Yoga and/or will travel up to 10 miles outside of Westport, Kansas City at no charge and will travel further for an additional fee.