Saumya Lauren Toolin is a master teacher and certified yoga therapist. She offers yoga classes, private sessions, workshops and teacher trainings in the Albany, NY region and elsewhere as well as international workshops and retreats. She has many classes on YogaInternational.com and a meditation series available through Pranamaya Media.
Yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy and Advanced Teaching Skills
for Yoga Teachers and Dedicated Practitioners
This is a Yoga Alliance registered school. You may take individual modules (except yoga therapeutics) for continuing education or the entire program for an Advanced Certification.
Begins October 2018
Sept 2018 – April 2019
Weekend and Weekday Program Options Available
The Yoga Vidya 200+ hour program is an eight month, Yoga Alliance registered teacher training and in depth studies course. It is one of the most highly regarded and longest running programs in the NYS Capital Region at Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts.
About Lauren and what she offers
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“It was life changing! If you are looking to expand your practice, build a practice, just learn coping skills to help you, let’s say, out of the darkness and into the light, this is really the place to be; Lauren’s way of teaching and her style is unprecedented and it will be a valuable experience that will only bring you happiness and who doesn’t like that? Lauren: Thank you for the Gifts!”
“My experience of myself, my relationship to my work, to my practice, and my experience of the world around me have all shifted since training with Lauren Toolin. She is truly masterful in dissecting complex practices and making them accessible so that whether you are navigating a work place transition, or managing physical pain, the teachings will be applicable and will facilitate you having a most authentic experience of yourself and your life…and then you take that authenticity with you as you begin to share the teachings of yoga with others…You’ll have abundant opportunity to maintain your relationship with Lauren and feel supported well beyond the initial scope of your training”
“Studying with Lauren has helped me to live a more authentic life and has helped me reach a place of spirituality in my life, that I never before knew existed…She opens doors for you and she’s wonderful and I would recommend her teacher training to any yogi!”
“I started the yoga training not really knowing what to expect or if it was going to be right for me; I was a little intimidated to start… but it wound up being the Best thing that I ever did for myself. It’s happened to deepen my practice greatly; I have never enjoyed doing yoga more than I do now…I think that it has made me a better Father, a better Husband, and a happier person… I’ve overcome some fears of mine and did things I never thought I would do like stand up in front of a group of people and teach them something! I highly recommend it!”
“Under Lauren’s careful guidance, yoga has given me the tools to achieve the clarity of thought and wisdom needed for me to leave a stressful job, start up a business and pursue my dream of writing a book. Yoga has also given me the strength to overcome a lifetime of anxieties, as well as heal a long-standing back problem. I recommend Lauren’s classes for anybody who wants to improve their life, physically, emotionally and spiritually.”
“Lauren is an amazing asset to the yoga community. Her command of the classroom is daunting. She is both strong and compassionate, articulate and fluid. People like her manner and find her a charming teacher. She has initiated and sustained the entire yoga scene in her own home town, which is no small feat. I recommend her as a teacher…”