Originally from a small Chicago suburb, Lauren Brokop is a registered yoga therapist (RYT500 Loyola Marymount Yoga RX Therapy).  In addition, she received her True Flow Yoga certification (200-hour) and her Yoga Kids International certification (200-hour).  Lauren wholeheartedly believes in the power of self healing.  To her, that's what yoga is.  Yoga helped her find her mind, body, and soul again after the loss of her mother.  Through yoga, she has connected on a deeper level with herself, others and with universe.  She continues to use the power of yoga to peel back the layers, bringing her closer to her true self.  In her words,  "we are all inherently happy, healthy, blissful beings who lose ourselves sometimes.  Yoga helps us get back to the self, through the self, to enjoy the beauty of all that is." 

Lauren specializes in Gentle Yoga, a therapeutic form of yoga that provides an individualized approach that touches on specific health conditions/injuries that are not addressed in typical classes.  Her approach is to use yoga as a means to manage illness, opening up the body to facilitate healing.