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    Lauren Finerman
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Success looks a whole lot different these days. I’ve traded 80 hour work weeks for daily trips to the beach. Long days on set for profound sessions helping clients. I’ve traded shot lists for yoga sequences and camera monitors for crystals. .
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I used to live inauthentically, competitively, stressed out. But with this transition I’ve found my authenticity, grace and ease.
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Have you ever made a big jump in your life to improve quality of happiness? What was it? How do you feel now?
Success looks a whole lot different these days. I’ve traded 80 hour work weeks for daily trips to the beach. Long days on set for profound sessions helping clients. I’ve traded shot lists for yoga sequences and camera monitors for crystals. . . I used to live inauthentically, competitively, stressed out. But with this transition I’ve found my authenticity, grace and ease. . . Have you ever made a big jump in your life to improve quality of happiness? What was it? How do you feel now?
When I feel challenged with people in my life I take a step back, turn the gaze inward, and connect to my own divine light. Then I open my eyes, take a step forward and gaze into their divine light. I remember that it’s the same light from the same source. We are one.
Somehow we found our way to the same plane of existence in the infinite cosmos and stand before each other, light gazing into light. 
I honor that light. .
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Namaste Prayer:
I honor the place in you where the entire Universe dwells. It’s a place of love, light, truth and peace. When you’re in that place in you, and I’m in that place in me, we are one.
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#namaste #yoga #light #soulmate #soulcontract #losangeles #losangelesnationalforest #sunset #nature #emotions #difficulttimes #difficulties #yogaphilosophy #namasteprayer #consciousness #relationships
When I feel challenged with people in my life I take a step back, turn the gaze inward, and connect to my own divine light. Then I open my eyes, take a step forward and gaze into their divine light. I remember that it’s the same light from the same source. We are one. Somehow we found our way to the same plane of existence in the infinite cosmos and stand before each other, light gazing into light. I honor that light. . . . Namaste Prayer: I honor the place in you where the entire Universe dwells. It’s a place of love, light, truth and peace. When you’re in that place in you, and I’m in that place in me, we are one. . . #namaste  #yoga  #light  #soulmate  #soulcontract  #losangeles  #losangelesnationalforest  #sunset  #nature  #emotions  #difficulttimes  #difficulties  #yogaphilosophy  #namasteprayer  #consciousness  #relationships 
Our bodies and high selves already possess the wisdom. 
The healing journey is learning how to listen to their whisper.
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#holistichealth #yoga #yogatherapy #anxiety #depression #trauma #ease #wisdom #healing
The view from our mats practicing under the Santa Monica sky.

We grounded in the grass, saluted the sun, and let the sound of ocean waves wash over us.

I feel honored to embark on these healing journeys with so many brave clients in their trauma recovery process. 
If you or a loved one is curious about yoga for trauma transformation DM me for details.
#yoga #trauma #traumainformed #traumarecovery #traumahealing #traumainformedyoga #yogateacher #santamonica #meditation #suptaekapadarajakapotasana
The view from our mats practicing under the Santa Monica sky. We grounded in the grass, saluted the sun, and let the sound of ocean waves wash over us. I feel honored to embark on these healing journeys with so many brave clients in their trauma recovery process. If you or a loved one is curious about yoga for trauma transformation DM me for details. #yoga  #trauma  #traumainformed  #traumarecovery  #traumahealing  #traumainformedyoga  #yogateacher  #santamonica  #meditation  #suptaekapadarajakapotasana 
The physical practice is beautiful but the practice within the psyche and soul is where transformation happens. Processing the emotions somatically through the physical body, movement can express things that our words simply can’t.
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Yesterday I graduated from @ashleyturner1 300hr Advanced Yoga Psychology training- blending depth psychology with the ancient wisdom of yoga. I look forward to offering my students and clients even more tools for trauma recovery, mental health support and somatic exploration with @yogapsychology - let the transformations unfold!
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#transformation #yoga #trauma #traumainformedyoga #yogapsychology #losangeles #yogateacher #300hrytt #yogateachertraining #balance #contortion #backbend #acroyoga #acro #mentalhealth #soul #psyche #traumarecovery #somatic
The physical practice is beautiful but the practice within the psyche and soul is where transformation happens. Processing the emotions somatically through the physical body, movement can express things that our words simply can’t. . Yesterday I graduated from @ashleyturner1 300hr Advanced Yoga Psychology training- blending depth psychology with the ancient wisdom of yoga. I look forward to offering my students and clients even more tools for trauma recovery, mental health support and somatic exploration with @yogapsychology - let the transformations unfold! . #transformation  #yoga  #trauma  #traumainformedyoga  #yogapsychology  #losangeles  #yogateacher  #300hrytt  #yogateachertraining  #balance  #contortion  #backbend  #acroyoga  #acro  #mentalhealth  #soul  #psyche  #traumarecovery  #somatic 
DHARMA QUEST UPDATE:
Earlier this month my yoga contract was extended and I was offered a permanent position at the trauma recovery center. I accepted.
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If you could quiet your mind, and listen to your heart, what would it say? How would you spend your time? If money and status and comparison to others were no longer a factor, and you could listen to YOU... what would your heart be calling out to?
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Our dharma- our calling- can change and transform as we grow. We can have multiple aspects of our dharma from the grandiose to the humble. A yoga teacher. A healer. A wife. An aunt. A forever student.

What is your dharma or dharma quest? Leave me a comment!
#yoga #traumainformedyoga #trauma #traumarecovery #yogatherapy #dharma #liveyourdharma #dharma_travel #heart #listentoyoursoul #yogaphilosophy
DHARMA QUEST UPDATE: Earlier this month my yoga contract was extended and I was offered a permanent position at the trauma recovery center. I accepted. . . If you could quiet your mind, and listen to your heart, what would it say? How would you spend your time? If money and status and comparison to others were no longer a factor, and you could listen to YOU... what would your heart be calling out to? . . Our dharma- our calling- can change and transform as we grow. We can have multiple aspects of our dharma from the grandiose to the humble. A yoga teacher. A healer. A wife. An aunt. A forever student. What is your dharma or dharma quest? Leave me a comment! #yoga  #traumainformedyoga  #trauma  #traumarecovery  #yogatherapy  #dharma  #liveyourdharma  #dharma_travel  #heart  #listentoyoursoul  #yogaphilosophy 
✨BIG NEWS! I’ve accepted a month long contract at a trauma rehab facility and will be offering trauma informed yoga, meditation and mindfulness. This has been a secret dream of mine for the past 6 months and here it is manifesting before my eyes!💫
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The healing effects of yoga are tremendous, especially on the physical and psycho-emotional effects of trauma. Studying the relationship between yoga and trauma recovery over the past 6 months has enlightened my perspective on the fullness of the practice and the opportunity for healing as a collective. I’m truly honored and wildly excited to begin this much needed and meaningful work. Special gratitude to my trauma informed yoga and yoga therapy teachers: @kyra.haglund @halayoga @ashleyturner1 @durga_leela @thesoulofyoga .
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Stay tuned for more info on one-on-one yoga therapy offerings including specialized yoga therapy in mental health and trauma (online and in person). Lots of magic is cooking!
#yoga #yogatherapy #yogaphilosophy #trauma #traumainformed #traumainformedyoga #mentalhealth #recovery #healing #holistichealing #mindfulness #meditation #mindbodysoul #bodykeepsthescore #besselvanderkolk @bessel_van
✨BIG NEWS! I’ve accepted a month long contract at a trauma rehab facility and will be offering trauma informed yoga, meditation and mindfulness. This has been a secret dream of mine for the past 6 months and here it is manifesting before my eyes!💫 . . The healing effects of yoga are tremendous, especially on the physical and psycho-emotional effects of trauma. Studying the relationship between yoga and trauma recovery over the past 6 months has enlightened my perspective on the fullness of the practice and the opportunity for healing as a collective. I’m truly honored and wildly excited to begin this much needed and meaningful work. Special gratitude to my trauma informed yoga and yoga therapy teachers: @kyra.haglund @halayoga @ashleyturner1 @durga_leela @thesoulofyoga . . Stay tuned for more info on one-on-one yoga therapy offerings including specialized yoga therapy in mental health and trauma (online and in person). Lots of magic is cooking! #yoga  #yogatherapy  #yogaphilosophy  #trauma  #traumainformed  #traumainformedyoga  #mentalhealth  #recovery  #healing  #holistichealing  #mindfulness  #meditation  #mindbodysoul  #bodykeepsthescore  #besselvanderkolk  @bessel_van
New class offering! You can now join me Mondays @ 7:30pm for an evening flow at Silverlake Yoga! Every week we’ll lift our hearts and intentions while moving through a sweaty power flow! Come break out of your comfort zone, get back into your practice, learn that handstand or just release and surrender! See you there! 🙏🏼 #yoga #yogala #layoga #california #yogalife #urdvahastasana #sunsalutation #silverlakeyoga @silverlakeyoga #yogaphilosophy #vinyasaflow #vinyasa #poweryoga #meditation #losangeles #yogaeverydamnday 📷 @maganarama
New class offering! You can now join me Mondays @ 7:30pm for an evening flow at Silverlake Yoga! Every week we’ll lift our hearts and intentions while moving through a sweaty power flow! Come break out of your comfort zone, get back into your practice, learn that handstand or just release and surrender! See you there! 🙏🏼 #yoga  #yogala  #layoga  #california  #yogalife  #urdvahastasana  #sunsalutation  #silverlakeyoga  @silverlakeyoga #yogaphilosophy  #vinyasaflow  #vinyasa  #poweryoga  #meditation  #losangeles  #yogaeverydamnday  📷 @maganarama
Surrounded by nature celebrating Autumn Equinox with the one I love. As earths energy shifts during the equinox, we reap the harvest of the the seeds we’ve planted and release what’s no longer serving us to create room for new internal soil. It’s a time of gratitude as well as contemplation and letting go. 🌱🍃🌲
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I’m finally home after 5 weeks of shooting on the road followed immediately by 2 weeks in intensive yoga training. The past 7 weeks have revealed a lot about my path in this life and even more about how I choose to walk it
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Grateful for my harvest and ready to let go of what no longer feels bountiful. New magic is on the horizon 💫✨
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#autumnequinox #autumn #nature #naturelovers #change #mountains #california #losangeles #hike #yoga #yogaphilosophy #astrology #intentions #magic
Surrounded by nature celebrating Autumn Equinox with the one I love. As earths energy shifts during the equinox, we reap the harvest of the the seeds we’ve planted and release what’s no longer serving us to create room for new internal soil. It’s a time of gratitude as well as contemplation and letting go. 🌱🍃🌲 . . I’m finally home after 5 weeks of shooting on the road followed immediately by 2 weeks in intensive yoga training. The past 7 weeks have revealed a lot about my path in this life and even more about how I choose to walk it . . Grateful for my harvest and ready to let go of what no longer feels bountiful. New magic is on the horizon 💫✨ . . #autumnequinox  #autumn  #nature  #naturelovers  #change  #mountains  #california  #losangeles  #hike  #yoga  #yogaphilosophy  #astrology  #intentions  #magic 
Meditation Teacher Graduation🙏🏼
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I found meditation at an early age and took refuge in its mental and spiritual power. I meditated throughout my teens and twenties to steady my emotions and bring a sense of center within all the confusion of the world. As my meditation practice grew and I met teachers who helped me understand how to skillfully cultivate a meditation practice, I felt called to teach it as well. Today I can say I do! Another amazing experience training with @ashleyturner1 with my incredible satsang from #yogapsychesoul @yogapsychology 
In honor of today’s graduation I’d also like to send out graditude to @susannahfreedmanyoga @stephaniesnyderyoga @advisemyhealth #medicinebuddah and #thekadampacenter for allowing me to deepen my practice under their guidance .
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#meditation #crystals #meditationteacher #meditationteachertraining #zen #namaste #om #yoga #yogateacher #mysticjourney #deepwithin #heartcentered #intuition #buddhism #mystic #meditatewithme #layoga #lameditation #venicebeach
Meditation Teacher Graduation🙏🏼 . . . I found meditation at an early age and took refuge in its mental and spiritual power. I meditated throughout my teens and twenties to steady my emotions and bring a sense of center within all the confusion of the world. As my meditation practice grew and I met teachers who helped me understand how to skillfully cultivate a meditation practice, I felt called to teach it as well. Today I can say I do! Another amazing experience training with @ashleyturner1 with my incredible satsang from #yogapsychesoul  @yogapsychology In honor of today’s graduation I’d also like to send out graditude to @susannahfreedmanyoga @stephaniesnyderyoga @advisemyhealth #medicinebuddah  and #thekadampacenter  for allowing me to deepen my practice under their guidance . . . #meditation  #crystals  #meditationteacher  #meditationteachertraining  #zen  #namaste  #om  #yoga  #yogateacher  #mysticjourney  #deepwithin  #heartcentered  #intuition  #buddhism  #mystic  #meditatewithme  #layoga  #lameditation  #venicebeach 
💪🏼Women in Film💪🏼
Watch out for these bad ass women location scouting- they’re feisty 👯‍♀️🖤🎥
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#femaledirector #femalefilmmakers #locationscout #mural #sfart #redwoodcity #womeninfilm #commercialdirector @nearfuturevideo @sarah_makarewicz
Two years ago today I promised you a lifetime of love and adventure. We’ll live all over the country and travel all over the world, but marrying you will always be the greatest adventure of my life. @finersounds .
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Photos: @evynnlevalley Planning & Design: @rileylovesluluweddings Flowers: @vofloraldesign Dress: @amykuschel
Two years ago today I promised you a lifetime of love and adventure. We’ll live all over the country and travel all over the world, but marrying you will always be the greatest adventure of my life. @finersounds . . . . Photos: @evynnlevalley Planning & Design: @rileylovesluluweddings Flowers: @vofloraldesign Dress: @amykuschel
Day 5 of 5 filming out of town this week. Back on the road in a couple days. I used to burn out from long days on set and travel jobs, until I realized how to take care of myself on the road. My day started off with a short flow in my hotel room and ended with a short flow and meditation in the airport yoga room. I got through an intense day directing, with the deep understanding that the job didn’t define me. That being a director wasn’t my identity. This is a new concept for me, before I found my yoga practice I’d confuse the two. Yoga creates separation from these external identities and creates oneness within the true self.
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How can you take better  care of your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health when work/home/life gets crazy? Finding center is a perfect place to start. .
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#yoga #yogatherapy #yogaphilosophy #mindfulness #meditation #wellness #selfcare #tgif #director #femaledirector #creativedirector #filmmaker #traveljob #travel #balance #trueself #highestself #yogaeverydamnday
Day 5 of 5 filming out of town this week. Back on the road in a couple days. I used to burn out from long days on set and travel jobs, until I realized how to take care of myself on the road. My day started off with a short flow in my hotel room and ended with a short flow and meditation in the airport yoga room. I got through an intense day directing, with the deep understanding that the job didn’t define me. That being a director wasn’t my identity. This is a new concept for me, before I found my yoga practice I’d confuse the two. Yoga creates separation from these external identities and creates oneness within the true self. . . . . How can you take better care of your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health when work/home/life gets crazy? Finding center is a perfect place to start. . . . . #yoga  #yogatherapy  #yogaphilosophy  #mindfulness  #meditation  #wellness  #selfcare  #tgif  #director  #femaledirector  #creativedirector  #filmmaker  #traveljob  #travel  #balance  #trueself  #highestself  #yogaeverydamnday