Lauren Eisenberg is a certified Registered Yoga Alliance Instructor. A 1999 graduate of the University of Oregon, Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Movement Science and a minor in Biology. In 2002, she earned her Massage Therapy License from the East West School of the Healing Arts, and has practiced therapeutic massage for the last 15 years in the Pacific Northwest.
Currently, Lauren is studying for her 500 hour yoga alliance certification at the Bhaktishop Yoga Center, having already completed her 200 hour certification with the White Lotus Foundation in 2009.
Where does your inspiration to teach and practice come from? From my heart. From a deep, intuitive, transparent place that is a light which guides my soul. From a place of truly wanting to help others, and myself, feel their very best.
All of her life, Lauren has loved being active. From climbing trees and playing numerous sports, to singing, dancing and performing ~ with the common thread of a connection between her mind and body prevailing from a very young age. Now, her life’s work is about teaching others the power and potential of healing one’s own body ~ linking to the inner wisdom that guides us all. To this, Lauren brings her life’s work of over 25 years of unbound enthusiasm and teaching experience to guide you safely on and off the yoga mat.
What is your greatest strength as a teacher? Listening, observing, respecting all yoga beliefs, and meeting each student where they are at. Being able to address each student's needs. Holding a transparent, supportive, and healing environment where all students feel welcomed and safe. Teaching a sustainable practice with tools to help students take care of themselves on and off the mat, and in the world.
Lauren’s skill set is founded on extensive training and continued study: anatomy, therapeutic sequencing of asana (postures), pranayama (breath work) and the neuroscience of pranayama; yogic philosophy and application in today’s modern world, proper and safe alignment of all postures, as well as the art of teaching and truly connecting with her students. She believes in holding a safe and comfortable learning environment to facilitate a nurturing practice where her students can explore, in depth, the many layers of the ancient healing system that is Yoga.
~ STUDENT TESTIMONIALS ~
"Lauren Eisenberg is a phenomenal yoga teacher. With a combination of deep intuition and a profound wealth of knowledge, she understands how to gently coax the body into healing and rejuvenating itself. I have studied with Lauren for several years, and every class with her feels like the first class, where I come away with a new perspective and the bliss of being stretched into complete relaxation. She is able to tailor classes to every skill level and finds the perfect balance between ease and effort, in which you are challenged but only in ways that serve your body, not injure it. Her eye for alignment is like no other yoga teacher; she is not there to contort you but to find that honest edge in which your body opens naturally. She offers wisdom in a down-to-earth, common-sense way; like her yoga teaching, it finds its way gently into your consciousness without pushing. My class with Lauren is a high point of my week; I look forward to it and would not miss it!"
"Lauren is by far the best yoga teacher I’ve ever had! Instead of trying to mold me into some ideal pose that is unattainable for my body, she works right where I am and helps me get in the posture that’s just right for me. She also really helps us connect the mind, body and breath, which to me is true yoga. And best of all, she does it with a light heart, a big smile and a lot of fun! I would highly recommend Lauren and her yoga classes!”
"I have had the pleasure of attending classes with Lauren over the past 2 years. I love and appreciate her thoughtfulness and instruction as I try to wind down from my day. She is absolutely amazing at walking you through your yoga practice so you understand what your body is doing, how to make adjustments to find balance between ease and effort (and for those of us not used to paying attention to our body, how to have a stellar practice and work out without hurting yourself!"
"I appreciate that Lauren has a practiced understanding of how the human body works and is able to explain the practice of yoga in a way that makes sense to everyone, from the novice to more experienced yogis. Basically, she’s awesome!!!"
"Lauren is my favorite yoga instructor, and I’ll tell you why. She has deep, thorough knowledge of yoga combined with seemingly infinite compassion and wise perseverance. I’m 54 and have had injuries. I have to “work around” a bunch of asanas, and Lauren understands and guides me easily. I have been practicing yoga for 43 years (Oh, GOD!) and her class is challenging. Lauren offers a range for each pose so I can make it as easy or as difficult as I want within the structure of the class. It’s not simply asanas. Lauren offers insight, reading from classical and modern yogis, and quiet reflection. She understands how yoga informs and can guide every moment of the day. As long as she keeps offering class, I’ll keep showing up."
"Lauren is a healer disguised in a yogi’s body. Every experience I’ve ever had working with Lauren has brought healing to every part of me: mind, body, emotions and spirit. She is a gift to the world!"
"Lauren is one of the few yoga teachers, out of the many I've met, that truly understands the heart of yoga. I think she is able to communicate yogic philosophy so well with her students because she quite obviously lives it in her daily life. She is especially adept at helping students attain the mental clarity and focus that comes with earnest practice and a bit of expert guidance. Her classes are always enjoyable and at the same time build up heat and make you sweat. I always leave her classes feeling better than before and also more peaceful and happy. A fantastic teacher for yogis of all ages and abilities!"