About Lauren Schulz

Lauren Schulz (RYT-200) was always an athlete and dancer growing up, but didn't walk into a public yoga class until she was 23. Having diligently practiced yoga with her VCR for a while, her curiosity led her to that first gym yoga class; it wasn't long before she couldn't be without it.

Lauren has been teaching yoga professionally since 2012 when she received her 200-hour certification with Blue Heron Wellness. She also has 100 hours in Ashtanga-style yoga (2003), 50 hours of study of Kundalini Yoga (2013), and in 2015 she completed 40 hours in Teaching Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Trauma.

She strives to bring yoga to as wide an audience as possible by making the practice accessible and inclusive while keeping it authentic -- helping students use yoga as a tool for self-acceptance and personal growth. All of her classes feature meditation and breath work, and she especially loves helping newer students to develop their "tool box" of stress relief and re-centering practices.

Lauren's personal journey with trauma and loss has been lifelong. Yoga has supported her through myriad difficult life transitions. She started teaching yoga for grief -- using the practice as a complement to psychotherapy -- with Sarah in the fall of 2015. Her classes help students integrate their loss more fully by becoming attuned to how their bodies feel, along with the quality of their breath and mind.

Before her yoga life (and mom life), Lauren was a journalist, working on news desks and as a health features editor, among several other positions over the years. She studied journalism at the University of Delaware and wrote for many news outlets, from indie newspapers to Psychology Today to a food blog.

Lauren is a mother of three and lives in Silver Spring.