LauraLynn Jansen, MHED, CPCC, e-RYT
Yogasāna and Nādā Teacher, Retreat Leader
Three decades ago Yoga entered my life. Since then it has been an intricate part of it. Initially my practice included meditation and other mind-centered practices to cope with a life threatening illness. A personal immersion into meditation and asāna, occupied the next 10 years of my life.
In 1999 I did a solo quest to Nepal and India, a completely serendipitous occurrence lead me to an ashram in the jungles of southern India. There, I obtained an initial teaching certification.
Over the last decade my focus of study is in deeper mindfulness practices through mantra, breath attention, practical life-supporting philosophy, and the alignment of all that is Yoga. My nearly 5,000 hours of teaching and group facilitation spans from: cancer patients to at-risk youth to military members to everyday folk. I also have additional extensive training and certifications in trauma-informed and nāda Yoga (mantra, Sanskrit and traditional chanting).
I've studied with Anandra George, Amy Ippoliti, Stephanie Keiko-Kong, Janet Stone, Desirée Rumbaugh, Matthew Sanford and a variety of swamis on ashrams throughout India and teachers across America.
A few years ago I founded theYoke, an international yoga non-profit, with a mission to provide offerings that invoke a sense of unity and sustainability through Yogic self-study (svādyāya). Please check out our wide range of complimentary to sliding scale offerings at our Yogic hub: www.theYoke.Yoga.
FORMAL EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
My early life experiences enticed me to obtain a master's degree in Health Studies (from both a Western and Eastern Perspective) from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Bachelor's Degree in Women's Studies with an emphasis on health.
I obtained an international recognized certification as a Co-Active Life Coach through the Coaches Training Institute in 2003. I've also done extensive study in nutrition and fitness.
I am currently enrolled in Antioch University's Graduate program in Leadership and Change.