Lauren has been teaching Yoga since certifying with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Yoga Academy in London in 2008. She is a registered Level 2 member of Yoga Australia with teaching experience spanning almost a decade.
The therapeutic quality of hatha yoga gifted Lauren personal insight into yoga’s innate capacity to heal, energize, awaken and inspire.
Yoga classes with Lauren are nourishing, authentic, warm and accessible. She teaches with an emphasis on alignment and creative sequencing. Her classes are designed to create space, strength and inner integrity, while learning to develop a compassionate and intuitive sense of individual boundaries. Lauren's classes weave philosophy, flow & devotion and place emphasis on living in truth from the heart.
Buff Bones® Level 1 is a general level, suitable for beginners.We recommend that you have prior Pilates experience to taking this class and recommend the Pilates Beginners 5 week course if you are a beginner. If you have an injury, pregnant or a health concern we highly recommend that you take either an initial consultation and we also offer Pilates studio sessions & Pilates Therapeutics classes at our studio.
Buff Bones® is a medically-endorsed workout that combines Pilates, functional movement, strength training, and therapeutic exercise with bone-strengthening and balance techniques to optimise the health and safety of your bones.
The workout follows a research-supported design of specifically sequenced exercises, making it an entire system of bone and joint health, rather than just a set of exercises. Toning your arms, hips, back and abs, the Buff Bones® system also improves posture, is adaptable to varying levels, and is even safe for those with Osteoporosis, Osteopenia and some spinal conditions(to be determined).
Developed in the United States by Rebekah Rotstein, a recognised expert in Pilates and exercise for Osteoporosis, this dynamic one-hour class is enjoyable and challenging for people of all ages and levels.
max class size 10
This class puts focus on building muscular strength and endurance without stress on joints, back strength and maintaining good posture. The aim is to give more ease in your everyday life activities such as walking, stair climbing, gardening and sports. Exercises are done in a chair and some standing to improve your balance. Focus is on breathing, spinal alignment, shoulder mobility and stability, arm strength, balance, core strength. You will achieve greater body awareness and confidence.
This is a challenging and fun class for all.
Maximum class size 10
This Community class costs $15 casual or $10 with a concession card.
Suitable for students with prior yoga experience and a sound body.We recommend that you have prior Yoga experience to taking this class and recommend the Yoga Beginners 5 week course if you are a beginner. If you have an injury, pregnant or a health concern we highly recommend that you take either an initial consultation and we also offer Yoga Therapy sessions & Yoga Therapeutics classes at our studio.
This is a Vinyasa style Yoga class based on Hatha Yoga and adds a mindful approach to flowing Yoga.
Flow Yoga classes are designed to allow you to improve your alignment, while building strength, increasing flexibility and improving stamina. Longer holds and slow transitions offer the opportunity to increase your understanding of the body in each pose and more time spent working on each pose will allow you to deepen and improve your personal practice.
The class includes Sun Salutations, standing, prone, supine, arm strengthening and seated postures then ends with a guided relaxation.
Why do we heat the Yoga Room at HARA for some classes during the cooler months?
At Hara we use Far Infrared Heaters.
The HARA YOGA flow sequence is practised in a room warmed to the comfortable temperature of a late spring day @28 degrees in order to support the natural building of warmth within the physical body. However we don't believe that practicing in a heated room during summer and hot days is healthy nor balancing so we only offer heated rooms on cooler days/months of the year:)
class size 6-max10
This class assists new mums to wake up their pelvic floor or deal with abdominal separation. Techniques are taught to maintain good posture while breastfeeding, carrying and lifting your baby and to gently tone your body and develop upper body strength and alignment to help you stay strong and pain free.
Max 10 students
This class will offer modified Yoga Therapy postures and other theraputic movement which is specifically designed for you as an individual, some exercises will be practiced as a group and then you will have your own set program to follow afterwards.
Note: If you have a pre existing injury, this class may not be suitable for you. Options to book into a Private Yoga Therapy session with your teacher may be more suited to more serious issues that need specific individual care and attention.
Please contact the studio to discuss these options.
Class size is 4 to a maximum of 6 to enable close supervision and to ensure exercises are performed safely.
This course will explore yoga postures; taking time to learn functional alignment and mindful transitions in order to practice safely and confidently in your body, traditional breathing practices, along with meditation and relaxation.
You will be introduced to some of hatha yoga’s core philosophical and traditional teachings and learn how to integrate yoga into your daily life.
Develop a rich foundation for your yoga practice by taking time to learn the yoga essentials.
Class size 6-10max
Restorative Yoga is a delicious way to relax and deeply soothe frayed nerves, boost energy levels and it is the ultimate way to nourish & restore.
Its an invitation to gain energy without expending any!
Classes use various props such as bolsters, blankets & blocks to hold and support students in passive postures.
This class is the perfect class to balance out a more "yang" or active lifestyle.
Expect supportive postures held for longer periods of time, gentle breath work & guided meditation.
Maximum class size 10