Teacher Training Faculty: Lauren Kraemer

SMY Yoga Teacher Training

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Lauren Kraemer, RYT500

A lifelong love affair with classical ballet eventually led me to modern dance and somatic movement techniques while studying dance in college. Bit by bit, I began to move away from overly-structured ways of moving (and thinking), and stepped into the process of understanding movement (and life) for all it has to offer. I dove into a world that encompassed much more than just the physical – these new ways of moving allowed me to tap into different layers beyond just the body. 
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I was wildly fascinated by somatic movement, or the science of embodiment. Somatic  practices gave me the opportunity to learn through the body, not just about the body. They led me to change my habits, learn how to self-regulate, and ultimately, get to know myself on a deeper level. I studied more and more, and eventually, these evidence-based approaches gave me the opportunity to work with underserved children and people with 
Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s, and to travel to Indonesia to work on a cultural somatics project in which I studied the way the Indonesian people moved (in life, work, and in their traditional dances). These experiences, in combination with searching for answers to chronic pain and illness, led me to yoga. Now, with thousands of hours of teaching experience under my belt, my teaching philosophy and methodology include many evidence-based movement techniques that tone the brain and nervous system for optimal functioning. I utilize these methods with the
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intention of creating classes that allow each individual practitioner to experience the fullness of who they are – beyond just the mind and who they think they are. If these practices have taught me anything, it’s that we can surprise ourselves  everyday, that we can break old habits and curate new ones, that we can befriend the mind and soften the heart, and that we re-wire pain and outdated ideas of ourselves, others, and the world around us. This is what I aim to teach – through intentional movement and ancient teachings.

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