Your Teachers: Lauren Mason and Ana McIntosh
Lauren is a therapeutic yoga teacher who likes to focus on the full practice of yoga, including movement, meditation, and yoga lifestyle practices. She has over 15 years of experience teaching dance and yoga, and has been teaching continuing education and teacher training programs since 2015. She draws on her background in education, theatre, and dance to create and teach classes and training programs that are comprehensive, unique, and inclusive. Lauren is a Registered Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Prenatal Yoga Teacher (PYT) and Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has extensive training in yoga, meditation, and philosophy and likes to create personal, impactful, therapeutic practices for everyone who practices with her.
Ana is a Brazilian Yogi, the wife of an Air Force warrior and mother of a precious little girl. At only 12 years old she was introduced to Reiki, which helped her through many difficulties in her life. Ana is Reiki 1 and 2 certified. In 2016, she received her Master Certificate in Hawaii. Ana received her Masters in Logistics however, after working in a closed office for a couple years, she decided to explore the World. In 2014 she went to Indonesia and that was the first place that brought Yoga deeply into her life. She continued her journey in Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Hawaii. In Virginia, Ana obtained her 200 hour CYT and then in Oct. 2018 she received her KAY (Kidding Around Yoga) certification. She has since earned her 500-hr yoga certification and has continued her training in sound healing, and more. Ana believes in sharing the light that is she has come to know with all people.