Born and raised in CT, I took my first ballet class at the age of 12 and fell in love right with right away. I continued taking class, performed on pointe and had the amazing opportunity to take a fantastic workshop with the Alvin Ailey dancers at a young age. I took my love for performance and the arts with me to college where I was a dance and theater major and pursued my love of acting at the New York Film Academy.
In 2012 I moved from New York to Los Angeles and took my first yoga class(it was actually online!). Right away I found the connection with breath and body to be the missing part of my should that I never knew I needed. From there I found Barre fitness and knew that this was my dream workout. The fusion of dance with fitness was such an incredibly powerful feeling that I knew was made for me!!
I am currently developing my own dance fitness routines, teaching barre and yoga classes throughout the city. What draws me to teaching is not just the movements and strength that is physically felt but the connections that I have made with people from all walks of life. Seeing others reach their fitness and personal goals is the most beautiful and rewarding feeling I have ever had. Every single day, I am happy, thankful and humble. Why? Because I love what I do!
Lauren A instructs the following:
Hot Yoga Barre is a dynamic fusion of yoga, body sculpting, barre work, and non-impact cardio designed for developing long and lean muscles. This hour-long class is packed with toning exercise that sculpt the buttocks, abdominals, thighs, and arms. The class is filled with strengthening postures at the barre working legs and abdominals fused with yoga postures on the mat to release and lengthen from the barre work. It will also improve your posture and form a sculpted physique. Hot Yoga Barre is an intermediate level class practice in a room heated to 104-109 degrees.