Five Pillars Yoga

Lauren Harris

Where are you from?
I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio

How did you come to Yoga? How and when did your yoga practice begin?
I came do yoga on a fitness quest, I found it to be so much more.  I began practicing in/around 2002.

Who inspires you?
My mom, who passed away almost 10 years ago.

How would you describe your teaching style?
Asana-focused, strong but sophisticated flow, with a lightness because I like it to be fun!

Which posture helps you Go Deep?
Today I’d answer Gomukasana (Cow Face Pose).  Hips, IT band, shoulders— all good. I can really breathe into the pose and create space. Tomorrow I might answer differently though!

Silence or music in class?
Music.  It tends to reach everyone and bring us together. My plays lists are eclectic — from singer/songwriters to chanting to Led Zeppelin to Luther Vandross!

Do you have a spirit animal?  
Mama bear.

Current favorite inspirational quote?
“Its a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy”  — Lucille Ball

Which of the Five Pillars most resonates with you (right now) and why?  
Right Intention.  Because it’s important to be grounded with purpose as we create our own way