Lynne's Heated Active/Strengthening Flow Yoga is a great yoga class. Lynne is VERY knowledgeable, and she helps me to get the most out of my yoga practice.
Lauren (Pappas) Repak
200 hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200, Yoga Alliance), 120 hour YogaFit for Warriors (trauma-sensitive yoga) Certified Teacher, Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT, Shenandoah University/Pilates Method Alliance), TRX Level 1 Suspension Trainer
Trained as a classical ballet dancer, Lauren’s interest in yoga and Pilates began as a teenager when she danced for the Johnstown Concert Ballet. She then attended Shenandoah University to earn a BA in Dance. While at Shenandoah, Lauren studied courses such as kinesiology, biomechanics, and anatomy and physiology. These courses both enhanced her dance/movement education and prepared her for SU’s Pilates teacher training program. She received her Pilates mat certification under Kim Gibilisco (PMA CPT, PMA Board Director) in 2006-2007. For several years, Lauren primarily practiced and taught Pilates as she was “on the fence” about yoga. ;) Lauren finally caved and decided to take a level one teacher training course through YogaFit in 2011.
Lauren now is a 200 hour RYT and specializes in trauma-sensitive yoga (yoga for PTSD, Addiction/Recovery, Restorative Therapeutics, Mood Balancing, Thai Energy/Massage). As a pre-PA student, her teaching style is anatomically-based with safety and efficacy at the foundation. Lauren also strives to tailor her classes for each of her students, creating an inclusive environment for all practitioners to experience. Most of all, Lauren’s energy helps her students find the will to “work” through their practice so that they can find their “bliss” not only in Savasana, but also in their day-to-day lives.