I recently had the opportunity of attending Lauren Rogele’s Yin Yoga Teacher’s Immersion in April 2016.
Lauren’s enthusiasm for teaching and to yoga is authentic and she has an easy way of connecting with her students because her style is genuine and inclusive. Her dedication and commitment to students is evident in her presentation and she is a gentle, kind leader who isn’t afraid to tell you what you need. Lauren empowers others because she is relatable, and she shares her own personal yoga journey and life openly.
I came to this Yin Yoga Immersion with the intention of learning a little bit more about my own personal yoga practice. I really had no expectations but to learn about Yin philosophy and its correlation how I could incorporate it into my Yoga. I am someone who often physically pushes myself too far because I sometimes find difficulty in yielding when I sense pain in my body. And when faced with this discomfort, I can struggle to find an appropriate edge for myself and don’t know when to pull back.
Yin Yoga Immersion was the perfect training I needed. Lauren lovingly and skillfully provided a good solid foundation of the teachings of Yin Yoga. She taught me to find my edge, become still, hold and soften into each posture, appropriately. I now have the right knowledge to practice without going beyond my edge. I am confident in my own practice and have started to teach this to others. Through Lauren’s thoughtful guidance, I have also gained more yoga teaching skills, including physical and energetic alignment cues, class themes and sequencing, and how to make yoga postures and classes accessible for a wide range of personalities and body types. Lauren also encourages her teacher-students to develop and embrace their own unique, authentic style of teaching and to do so with confidence and clarity. Lauren is building a community of many wonderful yoga teachers whom she continues to inspire and motivate, both personally and professionally.
This is the second training I have taken with Lauren and I feel grateful and very fortunate to have met and studied under her. She is a special person whom I admire and respect on many levels and can look to for support and guidance along my path. Her heart truly shines when she teaches and shares her love of yoga with others.
Lauren is a tremendous facilitator. The 40 hour Yin Yoga Immersion not only provided much theoretical information, but ample experiential learning, which I believe is important in any training. Whether you’re an experienced yin practitioner, or completely new to the practice, Lauren ensures that you leave feeling inspired & fulfilled!