Community Class | CONFIDANCE

May 22, 2024

About This Event

According to vulnerability researcher Brené Brown, "there is no form of self-expression that makes us feel more vulnerable than dancing. It is full body vulnerability”. In an art form that requires us to be seen, not only by ourselves but by others, in our own bodies, it's no wonder most of us don't feel confident when we move.

Join us for an inspiring yoga practice to celebrate AAPI Month! Designed and led by Lauren DeVera (she/her), this movement and introspective workshop will guide attendees in taking up space, being seen, and moving with confidence. Integrating a slow flow, improvisation and journaling, attendees will experience a deeper sense of self, safety in one's body and confidence to explore our edges.

When we all take up space fully, the world becomes a brighter place.

This event is moderated by Stephon JB, Founder & CEO, LifeWell. This class is open to everyone.

You can learn more about Lauren DeVera at

Items to bring: yoga mat, journal and pen

About the Presenter

Lauren DeVera is a second-generation Filipina American, known for her warmth and infectious energy. She is a certified life and mindset coach, wellness facilitator, embodiment educator, performance artist, and host of Thrive + Thread, a wellness and entrepreneurial podcast. She is also the proud founder and CEO of The Lion’s Den, a welcoming space connecting people through dance and wellness experiences, workshops, events and performances.

She has a deep passion for centering marginalized communities and voices on and off the stage. Whether it’s through creating dance works about her heritage, creating films or hosting workshops for the BIPOC and AAPI community, you’re guaranteed to be in a space that facilitates empathy, empowerment and transformation.

Lauren had the incredible opportunity to speak and lead workshops with various organizations including Asian Mental Health Project, NPR, Women In Tech, Los Angeles Family Housing, National Assembly of States Arts Agencies, DC Design Week and the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Association.

She was recently recognized for the 40 under 40 Award from the Old Dominion University Alumni Association for her exceptional and impactful work as an entrepreneur and leader. And she was featured on WUSA9 News and the Washington City Paper sharing her message on the power of cultivating confidence through movement, and how to build a multi-passionate career.

Threading her practices in mindfulness, movement, somatics, positive psychology and coaching, Lauren thrives in holding space for people to experience holistic transformation in a way that is both engaging and personal. Her mission is to uplift and inspire people to truly go after what they want, unapologetically!

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