Vanessa Chambers

Troy, NY 12180

Saumya Lauren Toolin is a teacher, mentor, mother and a full-time goddess who devotes herself fully to all she takes under her wing. Her offering is multifaceted and powerfully catalyzing for all aspects of the students that she guides.  Meditation, self awareness, pranayama and advanced hatha techniques are integral to her unique style.In addition being certified in to teach in two separate yoga styles,  she holds the highest designation as an experienced teacher through Yoga Alliance and is an International Association of Yoga Therapists Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT).Lauren?s love of all things yoga has taken her beyond the mat and studio setting. She has presented workshops at the Kripalu Center, Omega, the Himalayan Institute and at many yoga events. She taught Yoga as Medicine workshops with Dr. Timothy McCall from 2009-2013. You can practice with her online through and find her Meditation series available through  In 2011, she founded the Women?s Liberation Festival, which celebrates positive feminine power and cultivates effective action in the world.Lauren was on the Yoga Journal team for several years, and edited its Anatomy and Asana columns.  She created, developed the content for and associate produced the PBS television special ?The Practical Power of Yoga? in 2009. Lauren has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga Plus Joyful Living, Yoga International, Origin magazine and many publications and media.Every day, she strives to embody the principal philosophy that she believes yoga to be ? the science and art of utilizing one?s power and passion to create a life of health, love and liberation. Currently Lauren is based in upstate New York, where is she directs her Yoga Vidya 200 and 300 hour trainings.  She also travels widely as guest faculty and leads interesting retreats worldwide.

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