Lauren Ikeda is the creator of THE STUDIO by Lauren, a virtual space to practice yoga that fosters inclusivity and accessibility for everybody! She moves beyond the commercialization of the practice to honor its lineage as a means to connect authentically to yourself and between yourself and others. It’s not just doing yoga, it’s living yoga.
As a 200 E-RYT and YACEP Yoga Teacher, Lauren’s unique approach combines different schools of yoga asana with a deep understanding of anatomy and functional movement. Since 2013, she has worked with a wide spectrum of students from beginners to professional athletes, ages 8 to 84. She emphasizes the importance of function over form as yoga is for everyone and every body.
Lauren was born and raised in Southern California and has had the privilege of traveling the world, where she learned the importance of appreciating different cultures and perspectives. She believes the only way to see change is to be change: first you listen, then you understand, then you take action. Lauren is inspired by travel, nature, her husband and dog, and people being authentically themselves.