Lauren Director, Vinyasa Yoga &
E- RYT 500 Lead Instructor
is an experienced yoga professional with an extensive background teaching vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, meditation, kundalini yoga, and restorative yoga. Her yoga philosophy is to empower students and teachers to embrace the core tenets of these yoga styles and lead them on a healing journey of mind, body and spirit.
She recognizes the Light within each of us that exists in the eternal Now.
Her yoga practice harmonizes and strengthens the body to be in service to that inner Light. Her framework has produced transformative upgrades and empowering breakthroughs for many individual practitioners. Lauren offers unconditional support for your upward journey, as a mentor and friend, to inspire your own greatness.
Lauren moved to Arizona after formally teaching group classes and private yoga in New York. She received her 200-hour Yoga Teaching Certification in Vinyasa Yoga under the guidance of Leah Hartofelis at Breathe N Flow Yoga, and is grateful to have studied Kundalini Yoga Therapy with Guru Dharam out of Sea Cliff Manor on Long Island, NY.
Expanding upon her somatic body work and meditation practices, Lauren is currently apprenticing with Jennifer Wrobel of Angelic Earth Resonance.
Enjoy while you earn your YTT 200 (enabling you to register with Yoga Alliance) either September 2nd - 20th, 2021 OR May 12th - 30th, 2022 at Heaven on Earth Retreat™ & Wildlife Sanctuary, a hidden Shangri-La in Arizona's gorgeous Granite Dells. Includes yoga-immersion excursions to Sacred Sedona, Lake Magnificent and Granite Basin. Learn with soulful yogis and yogini as well as wise, adept, celebrated teachers.
5 Beautiful Locations
11 Brilliant Teachers
Start your day in a sacred way with Mountaintop Meditations, Invocations, Sunrise Salutations into the Sun and Yoga Along the Trails amidst clifftops with panoramic views surrounding Arizona's secret paradise.
Deepen into asanas with bare feet on soft organic lawns beneath tall trees, on sun-blessed, viewy yoga decks, on warm floors inside the yogi's cave castle and inside the spectacular golden clifftop yoga dome. Relax in the hot tub, in the enclosed solarium swimming pool and treehouse as well as on the beach.
Adventure Yoga Teachers Training offers:
An astoundingly profound array of living Yoga Traditions, Techniques and Sacred Ceremonies
Learn how to teach Asanas, Alignment and Flow Sequencing while developing your own unique teaching
Immerse yourself in Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Hatha, Chakra & Bikram Yoga styles
Dive into Meditation, Pranayama, Mudras, Mantras, Gunas, Chakras, Yoga Nidra & Sacred Singing Circles
Absorb the 8 Limbs of Raja Yoga, Ecstasy of Ethics and Philosophies of Perennial Sages
Contemplate and share profound readings from The Radiance Sutras and Pantajali's Yoga Sutras
Experience SUP Yoga on a Lake and along a river, Yoga Along the Trail, on a Beach and at Secret Canyon Swimming Pools
Explore Yoga Anatomy, Bliss Conscious Communication, the Poetry of Yoga and Yoga Entrepreneurship
Sing along at Evening Concerts, Kirtan, Satsang, Silence and Sacred Singing Circles with Inspiring Musicians
Meditate morning and night
Lauren Director, Vinyasa Yoga & E-RYT 200
Vanessa Jasper, Asanas & E-RYT 200
Happy Oasis, Yoga Along the Trail
Jen Healy, Aerial Yoga Play
Free, Yoga Biz
Stella Diamond, Bikram Yoga
Emily Killeen, Aroma Yoga Flow
Kristen Battafarano, Chakra Yoga
Deborah Heron, SUP & Paddleboard Yoga
Soul Nada & Kirtan Journeys with Daniel Posney
Heart Songs with Happy Oasis & Free
The Love Troubadours
Many, many more...
A profound yet playful, transformative and soul-enriching 19-Day experience!
All Inclusive: $4,295 - $5,295
Off-Site Discounts (2 available)
Private Indoor Accommodations (2)
Private Outdoor Accommodations (2)
Includes Outstanding Training, Accommodations, Sumptuous Organic, Vibrant Vegan/Vegetarian Cuisine and Excursions
Intimate 12 Student Class is almost full
PERFECT HARMONY OF SPIRITUALITY
"I first met Lauren Director at a drop in class at one of the studios she teaches at and immediately fell in love with her teaching style. She combines the perfect harmony of spirituality with her profound messages during class, while still paying full attention to the students needs and alignment. I've been hooked and take regular private sessions with her. I appreciate how much she tunes in to how I’m feeling and customizes the flow and class to fit my needs. We play with fun poses and also bring our attention to meditation and mindfulness. Could not recommend her more.“
~ Alex S
TOWARD EXPANDED, BLISS-RADIATING AWARENESS
“Happy Oasis is a vortex of delight whose years of meditation immersion has naturally led her toward expanded, bliss-radiating awareness...the ground-breaking Bliss Conscious Communication invited humanity to glimpse into Blissology...to deeply explore blissful living and how to share it with others."
~ Sarah McLean, McLean Meditation Institute
COMPETENT, DEDICATED &
“Our teachers were well-versed, more than competent, dedicated, and open-hearted. The caliber of guest/specialty teachers and artists they provided was exemplary, providing priceless first-hand exposure. The program was both broad, and deep. Exercises were effective for learning, and the practicum prepared us for teaching. Integrity and honesty abounded. And...the location is fantastic!”
~ Sule Greg Wilson, AzAYTT Graduate & Yoga Alliance RYT 200
KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK
“As I land back in Phoenix and pick up where life left off, I’m feeling so much gratitude for these two beloveds. With a million and one obstacles in their way, Happy and Free persevered to host their inaugural Adventure Yoga Teachers Training in Prescott and they knocked it out of the park.
To say it was life-changing for all eight of us is an understatement and I miss my new and dear friends already.
To our astounding lead teacher, Cassandra Bright of Gilbert Yoga, thank you for gracing us with your deep wisdom and exquisite presence. A deep bow of gratitude to you all for holding this sweet space for us to fulfill our dreams. Jai Ganesha!”
~ Hava Mixtress, AzAYTT Graduate & Yoga Alliance RYT 200
HEART IS FILLED WITH GRATITUDE; DEEPER HEALING & SELF-REALIZATION
“Thank you so much for holding this sacred space for Adventure Yoga Teachers Training! All the yoga and healing modalities and Love and Light shared by you and our group, has really helped me open my heart to deeper healing and self realization; to reach a higher level of awareness. Since leaving the Heaven on Earth Retreat, everything seems more vibrant! The flowers and mountains and nature everywhere seems more colorful! Sounds, more sacred and smells, more luscious!
My heart is filled with so much gratitude! Thank you for helping me cleanse, strengthen, and renew myself through eating organic (mostly vegan) high vibrational foods and being immersed in the yogic lifestyle, surrounded by so many truly authentic and loving human beings. Like diving deep into an ocean of pure Love and Light. WOW!
May I take the sacred living practices that I have learned over the last 20 days and firmly plant and nurture this seed deep within my heart, so I may share this divine love wherever I go.!”
~ Kristen Battafarrano, AzAYTT Graduate & Yoga Alliance RYT 200