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Lauren Marsaglia is a professional performing artist and registered yoga instructor (RYT 200) based in New York City. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lauren earned her B.F.A in Dance Performance from the University of the Arts and was a member of the second company of the Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco!) throughout college. Lauren’s attraction to how somatic practices can deeply inform and change a dancer’s body and mind lead her to become certified in yog...read more
At its core, the physical practice of yoga exists to exhaust the body and prepare the mind to mediate: to find a place of stillness and clarity in our inner-being. Dancers will enter this spiritual practice and feel how yoga allows for a deeper sense of acceptance and surrendering to our experiences. With practice, this sensation will bleed into how we reimagine our bodies working for us in dance. The traditional style of Vinyasa yoga initiates from the breath into movement, which can be a transformative experience for the dancer as we begin to move from our parasympathetic nervous system. In the physical body, yoga creates a deeper sense of balance, stability, and body awareness. During practice, modifications are always offered to beginning students. Similarly, more challenging variations are given to those with more experience along their journeys. Ultimately, this class surrounds itself with the idea of transformation and how we can carry our practice off of our mats and into the world!