Lauren Pesce: After completing my Bachelor’s degree, I wound up with a job in environmental consulting where I worked on projects for the U.S. EPA for 8 years. Once the novelty of this work and travel wore off, I decided to go back to school full-time and earned a Master’s in Education.
After working in education management for a little over 2 years, I realized that I was not fulfilled by my career and was frustrated with the education system. I had been thinking about becoming a yoga instructor for years, and decided it was finally time to take the leap.
I completed my 200-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training and haven’t looked back. As a former dancer, gymnast, and marathoner, I love the physicality of yoga. I also has a deep appreciation for the tradition, spiritual benefits, and mental clarity that I’ve found through my own yoga practice.
As a yoga instructor, I enjoy helping people to improve their quality of movement and reduce stress from the demands of daily life. I believe that practicing yoga empowers us to take a holistic approach to finding and honoring our authenticity and true self. I encourage my students to try new things, work hard, and let go.