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

37 Classes

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.