Pre-COVID-19, the in person classes were personable and in touch. Now that the classes are online, the KTY instructors are somehow still in tune with their class participants, mentioning adjustments, alternative positions, and ways to take the pose one step further. It's almost like being in the yoga studio with the other participants and yogi, especially when the yogi post their Spotify playlist in the chat window.
Lauren is a dedicated yoga teacher and entrepreneur with the unique gift of cultivating connection and community. She believes that yoga is beneficial to everyone and is passionate about creating accessible experiences and opportunities for students to find a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them.
Lauren has a fun, challenging, intelligent, and present teaching style loved by thousands of students. After completing her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 through Frog Lotus Yoga, Lauren began teaching public classes and workshops within the community of Kansas City. After teaching hundreds of classes throughout Kansas City, Lauren founded Pop-Up Yoga KC, which creates donation-based yoga events drawing hundreds of students. Upon the success of Pop-Up Yoga KC, Lauren created True Love Yoga, Kansas City's Premiere Pay What You Can Yoga Studio. In 2016, Lauren was voted “Best Yoga Instructor” by Pitch Weekly Readers. Lauren thrives on creating opportunities to learn, grow, and connect, including workshops, international yoga retreats, and True Love Yoga 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training.
In 2017, Lauren earned a certification in Thai Yoga Bodywork and completed Advanced Teacher Training through Jennifer Yarro, Vidya Heisel, and Jennilee Toner of Frog Lotus Yoga. She is also now the Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Heartland Yoga Festival. She stays connected with her students and community through her current offerings and is currently planning upcoming retreats, 2021 True Love Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, and the True Love Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program.