Lauren Buckles is a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher who teaches yoga and mindfulness in the Hudson Valley and Westchester County. Lauren specializes in teaching yoga in schools, where she shares social-emotional learning and mindfulness with children and adolescents. She also offers professional development for educators and school administrators.
For a description of offerings, please visit the Services page.
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Lauren has over a decade of experience working with youth and completed over 100 hours of yoga and mindfulness training with Little Flower Yoga, Mindful Schools and RISE Yoga for Youth. She strives to create a safe space within her classes by teaching trauma informed practices, adapting the class to the students and offering accommodations for any special needs. Her goal is to empower students with life skills that students can utilize to self-regulate and build resilience.
Lauren also teaches for Little Flower Yoga and mentors their upcoming teachers. Lauren plans all of her classes using the LFY 5 element method: Connect, Breathe, Move, Focus & Relax. Her classes focus on social and emotional learning and cultivating a healthy connection with community.
“Most of our suffering comes from resisting what is already here, particularly our feelings. All any feeling wants is to be welcomed, touched, allowed. It wants attention. It wants kindness. If you treated your feelings with as much love as you treated your dog or your cat or your child, you'd feel as if you were living in heaven every day of your sweet life.” ― Geneen Roth