Lauren Rudick


Lauren Rudick bioInternationally celebrated instructor Lauren Rudick has let her love of yoga taker her around the world. She has studied, taught and practiced yoga across 6 continents and over three-dozen countries. She has been teaching and practicing yoga for over a decade inspiring thousands of others to live passionately with authenticity and joy.

Lauren’s world renown yoga retreats and teacher trainings have received heaps of international praise and offer her students a chance to join her on exclusive yoga adventures to exotic locations. She envisions, creates and flawlessly executes  yoga retreats and trainings for virtually all travel styles, budgets and comfort levels from backpacker to super luxurious and everything in between.

Lauren’s greatest accomplishment and feat has been in founding and directing and finally creating Yoga Academy International, a school to revolutionize the field of yoga. Her goal in creating this institution is to raise the standard of education in yoga around the world. Lauren is currently based out of Costa Rica, but continues to give classes internationally via yoga teacher training, retreats, conferences and festivals including Peru Yoga Festival, Envision Festival, Wanderlust Festival. and more. She has been featured in newspapers and magazines including The daily mail, EvokeGet Out There, DisFunkshion, Optimyz and gives online yoga classes as well.  Her outspoken honesty and commitment to truth have landed her as a guest on several podcasts and radio shows From Atlanta to Australia.

Lauren’s dynamic and upbeat classes are infused with humor, positivity and joy helping her students build confidence on and off the mat. She has solid roots in traditional Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa and Power Yoga with continued education in Ashtanga, Yin, and Anusara.

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Lauren is proud and honored to act as an ambassador for Freewaters Footwear, a shoe company with a conscience. Together they are helping to bring awareness to the global water crisis and support clean water initiatives worldwide. Lauren is also a Luminary for Inner Fire apparel. A mindful clothing company on a mission to provide education to young girls.

When not teaching yoga, Lauren expresses her creative side through her jewelry line and her writing. Contributing to Elephant Journal, MyYogaOnline and MindBodyGreen. Otherwise she can be found, snowboarding, beachbuming, surfing, hiking or snuggling her dog .



Lauren’s joyful and lighthearted approach to yoga helps her face challenges, move through them and feel connected, grounded, and happy within. Through her classes and workshops she hopes to pass on the contentment and exuberance that she experiences every day as she destroys the obstacles in her life with the aid of her yoga practice.


Lauren is certified with the International Yoga Alliance as E-RYT 500 and RYT-CEP


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