I am a Birmingham native and I love teaching and practicing with my fellow yoga lovers in our magic, little city! I received my 200-RYT certification at Birmingham Yoga, training with Akasha Ellis, and I also completed a 40-hour Power Yoga Teacher Training with Bryan Kest in 2011.

 

With my training based in Ashtanga and Power Yoga, and also holding a high-ranking belt in Yoshukai Karate, I incorporate a strong physical practice and high energy into my classes.

 

My teaching philosophy is rooted in the belief that yoga is for everyone.  No matter what type of yoga we practice, no matter how young or old, thin or thick; no matter how closed or open-mind we are, or what religious or cultural background we come from, yoga can help us become the best versions of ourselves. Everyone brings his or her own unique body and life experience to the mat, making this practice incredibly personal while helping us embrace the truth of who we really are.

 

My purpose in teaching is to provide a physical challenge that helps cultivate the ability to tune into yourself, listen, pay attention to what you experience and develop the courage and compassion to respond accordingly.  Yoga is unlike any other physical practice because it encourages us to turn inward to understand what we truly feel instead of relying on outside sources.

 

I feel tremendously honored and blessed for the opportunity to share what I believe to be a life-altering practice—a practice that if approached with a little open-mindedness and devotion can invigorate your body, quiet your mind and liberate your spirit.

 

Yoga has helped me weather the stormy seas of depression and anxiety as well as heal bulging discs in my low back.  I believe yoga is a journey of self-discovery, healing and enlightenment.  I’m so grateful to spread the word!

 

Visit Lauren Field’s website at www.laurenfieldsyoga.com.