Emphasis on Yoga Philosophy
My teaching is built on a strong foundation of traditional yogic philosophy. All innovations are built on the bedrock of tremendous commitment to the truths of yoga. My teaching is an approach to practice rather than focused on a specific style. In class, philosophical concepts are explored in an embodied way through physical practice.
Living Yoga in the World
My greatest commitment is to living the practice of yoga in the world, and teaching others to do the same. What we practice on rubber rectangles in studios and serene spaces is just the start. It’s the practice for the practice— where we hone the skills of yoga with lower stakes in the hopes of bringing them outside. The poses are impersonal and archetypal situations that are a clearer mirror for our patterns so we may see them with less clouding when we’re in our lives.
Commitment to Practice
Yoga teaches us that everything is about relationship.
My yoga practice is a decade old and I see how much that relationship has taught and is still teaching me. How it holds a mirror to my life and asks me who I'm being and who I really am. Relationships will do that. There have been ups and downs, but ultimately all for my own becoming even when really challenging.
Friday, August 16th, 6-10pm
A Half-Day Yoga and Ayurveda Staycation Retreat with Laura Ahrens Yoga and Lauren Massalas Ayurveda. Immerse yourself in Yoga and Ayurveda to wisely tend the fire that blazes out of balance during the summer and bring peace to your pitta.
August 31st -September 6th
Vida Pura, located in the Algarve on the Southern coast of Portugal, is a place where the natural beauty of the land is accentuated and sustainability reigns supreme. Everything is reused, recycled, regenerated. Watch this video for a quick sense of place.
September 13th - 15th
Join me on an Autumn retreat to Metta Earth in Lincoln Vermont. Autumnal harvest time on an organic farm, attune to super-healing Tulsi, learn to listen to the rhythms of the land during a time of transition.