Lauren Rudick’s love of yoga has taken her around the world. She has studied, taught and practiced yoga across 6 continents and over two-dozen countries. Lauren’s appetite for yoga and travel are insatiable. She has been teaching and practicing yoga for over a decade and continues to train with world-class and inspiring teachers whenever she can. She has solid roots in traditional Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa and Power Yoga with continued education in Ashtanga, Yin, and Anusara.
Lauren’s dynamic and upbeat classes are infused with humor, positivity and joy helping her students build confidence on and off the mat.
Lauren is currently based out in Costa Rica, but continues to give classes internationally at retreats, conferences and festivals. She has been featured in newspapers and magazines including Get Out There and Optimyz and gives online yoga classes at YOGO.tv. 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.
When not teaching yoga, Lauren expresses her creative side through her jewelry line and contributes articles to online blogs such as MyYogaOnline and MindBodyGreen. Otherwise she can be found, snowboarding, beachbuming, hiking or snuggling her dog Julius.
Avigna (Avighna) is one of the names of Hindu elephant-headed deity Ganesh, the destroyer of obstacles. 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