Lauren Matters

Lauren Matters is a lighthearted and playfully grounded yoga instructor who has a profound understanding of body and psyche. She has a background in Hot 26, Vinyasa, and AcroYoga, but also more than 20 years experience of equine therapy and a degree in clinical psychology, so she is well versed in several ways to connect through both body and mind.


Lauren’s classes blend mindful balance and dynamic practice. Her intention is for the classes to be a dance between structure and flow, in order for each yogi to create their own freedom within this balance. And, of course, to allow everyone to approach yoga in their own way and get “schwifty” with balance, flexibility, and power! Don’t know what schwifty is? Guess you’ll just have to take one of Lauren’s classes to find out! (And maybe also check this out to get a hum!)


To learn more about Lauren Matters, visit her webpage.

Lauren Matters

34 Klasser

20 min

Abnormal flow

What's normal or not normal? Come and move with me in different ways in this short but sweet abnormal flow. 
20 min

Big Toe Flow

Whether you can touch your toes or not, this flow will give you many options in your journey towards grabbing that big toe. 
30 min

May Ur Asana be Pretty as a Peacock

An impressive looking bird and posture, peacock pose requires abs and a good sense of humor. This flow will prepare you to take flight, or as much as a peacock can fly at least. 
30 min

Sock it to Me

Grab your favorite pair of socks and find a slidey surface as we play with transitions and poses that focus on strength and stability with socks. 
30 min

How to Train your Pet Camel

Ustrasana stole my heart when I began yoga as one of my favorite poses. This flow will explore variations of camel and ways I have deepened my backbending practice, without all the slobber. 
10 min

Wrist Watch

This quick class focuses on strength and flexibility in wrists, can be done as a warm up before your practice or as a daily routine. 
20 min

Game of Utkatasanas

Winter is coming, so use this flow full of transitions in and out of chair pose to warm up. 
30 min

Shiva Namaskar Salutation

Shiva Namaskar Salutation or moon salutation, this heart opening, back strengthening salutation adds variation to your practice. It is complete on its own, but feel free to add variations that suit your body and style. 
45 min

Inhale Confidence

You can do this! Studies show body language can influence our mood. Whether you want to pump up before an interview or just want a burst of happiness, let this confidence boosting flow brighten your day. 

20 min

Props to You

I don't always use props, but when I do, it is in an unconventional way. Intrigued? You should be. 
20 min

King of the Pigeons: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Want to know the secret? It's all in the grip. I'll show you. 
30 min

Snail Flow: Slow is Not Easy

These little creatures move very, very slow. Unhurried and patient, snails get to to their destination at their own pace in their own time. It is easy to rush through a vinyasa, it takes great control and strength to go at the pace of a snail. 
30 min

Office Chair Yoga

Chairs can do much more than just provide support, they can also be great tools for stretching and opening the body. Whether you are at the office, school, or a waiting room, use your time and chair wisely. 
30 min

Side to Side: Using Lateral Movement to Find Space

If I had to pick one class that best describes my home practice, this is it. Play with lateral movement to find new depths and sensations in your practice. 
20 min

Lean Back and Relax: Passive Backbends

We must create space before moving in. This flow allows us to explore how depth can only come from relaxation and openness. Find ease in making your backbends more spacious. 
15 min

Hot 26 Breakdown 1

Walking into a hot yoga studio can be intimidating. Whether you have practiced for years or are just starting, the Hot 26 series evolves each time you roll out your mat. Studio classes often do not break down each pose due to time constraints. This program provides alignment tools, explanations of each pose, and variations to suit your body and mood, ending with a traditional 60 minute class.
10 min

Hot 26 Breakdown 2

Walking into a hot yoga studio can be intimidating. Whether you have practiced for years or are just starting, the Hot 26 series evolves each time you roll out your mat. Studio classes often do not break down each pose due to time constraints. This program provides alignment tools, explanations of each pose, and variations to suit your body and mood, ending with a traditional 60 minute class.
10 min

Hot 26 Breakdown 3

Walking into a hot yoga studio can be intimidating. Whether you have practiced for years or are just starting, the Hot 26 series evolves each time you roll out your mat. Studio classes often do not break down each pose due to time constraints. This program provides alignment tools, explanations of each pose, and variations to suit your body and mood, ending with a traditional 60 minute class.
10 min

Hot 26 Breakdown 4

Walking into a hot yoga studio can be intimidating. Whether you have practiced for years or are just starting, the Hot 26 series evolves each time you roll out your mat. Studio classes often do not break down each pose due to time constraints. This program provides alignment tools, explanations of each pose, and variations to suit your body and mood, ending with a traditional 60 minute class.
10 min

Hot 26 Breakdown 5

Walking into a hot yoga studio can be intimidating. Whether you have practiced for years or are just starting, the Hot 26 series evolves each time you roll out your mat. Studio classes often do not break down each pose due to time constraints. This program provides alignment tools, explanations of each pose, and variations to suit your body and mood, ending with a traditional 60 minute class.
10 min

Hot 26 Breakdown 6

Walking into a hot yoga studio can be intimidating. Whether you have practiced for years or are just starting, the Hot 26 series evolves each time you roll out your mat. Studio classes often do not break down each pose due to time constraints. This program provides alignment tools, explanations of each pose, and variations to suit your body and mood, ending with a traditional 60 minute class.
10 min

Hot 26 Breakdown 7

Walking into a hot yoga studio can be intimidating. Whether you have practiced for years or are just starting, the Hot 26 series evolves each time you roll out your mat. Studio classes often do not break down each pose due to time constraints. This program provides alignment tools, explanations of each pose, and variations to suit your body and mood, ending with a traditional 60 minute class.
60 min

Hot 26 full class

A full class where you get to try all we have learned so far of the Hot 26 more known as Bikram yoga.
30 min

Hot 26 standing series

We move through the standing series of the Hot 26 class.