Lauren Penza

Lauren Penza

Lauren was first introduced to yoga as a means of treating chronic tendonitis in her legs and feet. What began several years ago as a therapeutic physical practice quickly evolved into a deep connection to self acceptance, spirituality, and the cultivation of stillness and body awareness. Inspired by the profound impact that the practice had on her own life, Lauren is deeply committed to helping others find relaxation, peace, and joy through yoga.

Nature and being outdoors are an integral part of Lauren’s life and a key influence on her yoga and meditation practices. Whether she is hiking in the woods, photographing flowers, or practicing “SUP” yoga on the water, Lauren is always looking to take the calming elements of yoga off the mat and into her life.

Lauren completed her 200-hour certification for Yoga Alliance through the Hudson Yoga Project Teacher Training program at the HYP. She is also a professional yoga photographer who enjoys helping students and teachers express their love of yoga through images of them in their favorite postures.