jason joy yoga festival oslo

I’m Lauren Eckstrom.

—Vinyasa Yoga & Meditation Teacher.

Lauren Eckstrom is the co-founder of Holistic Yoga Flow, a vinyasa based practice steeped in safe alignment, creative sequencing, yoga philosophy, meditation and pranayama with elements of story-telling that holds yoga as a healing modality for integrating mindfulness in daily living both on and off the mat. A Yoga Alliance-certified E-RYT 500 instructor and meditation teacher, she guides some of the world’s most well-known musicians, fashion icons, filmmakers, executives and Fortune 500 companies in both yoga and meditation. She co-authored Holistic Yoga Flow: The Path of Practice and was the associate producer of the award-winning DVD series The Ultimate Yogi. She has written about yoga and mindfulness for MindBodyGreen.com, The Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health, and Mantra Magazine. Lauren regularly partners with licensed therapists, community leaders and studios to help facilitate workshops and conversations that advocate yoga and meditation as healing practices. Throughout the year Lauren leads Holistic Yoga Flow teacher trainings, workshops and retreats locally in Los Angeles, California and internationally. She is a passionate student and teacher who continues to study while helping to uplift and guide new and existing students and teachers across the world.

Laurens Festival Classes

Friday Workshop: The Science of Meditation

Friday 17-20:00
In this 3 hour workshop you will explore the many facets of meditation and mindfulness practice. Beginning with an overview on the science of meditation, Lauren will then help guide you to a deeper understanding of how to apply meditation practice to daily living. You will practice a variety of meditation techniques with time and space to learn the fundamentals of each practice. This workshop is perfect for new meditators and established meditators alike. Lauren brings her compassionate nature, sense of humor and joy of storytelling to help make the practice of meditation fun and easy to understand for anyone. Prepare to go deep into the dynamic experience of stillness.

Trust & Let Go

Saturday 10-11:30
Recovering the Relationship with your Inner Teacher: A Holistic Yoga Flow practice complete with detoxifying & twisting yoga poses to release resistance and fear, a guided Intuition/Intention Meditation & a written exercise after Savasana to reclaim connection to Intuition or Source.

Yoga & the Practice of Self Compassion

Saturday 15-16:30
This workshop, focused on cultivating self compassion, begins with a talk on self compassion and what it means to practice compassion inwardly. This is a Gentle Yoga class that ends with a Loving Kindness Meditation.

The Journey to Gratitude

Sunday 9-10:30
A heart opening, backbending themed Holistic Yoga Flow practice (level 2+) with pranayama, Gratitude Meditation and a written exercise to open the body, heart and mind to the power of gratitude. During the practice the science and supportive research behind the benefits of gratitude are shared to help empower the effectiveness of the practice.

Sunday Yin Closing Class

Sunday 16-17:30
This practice will serve as a time to reflect, nurture, slow-down and re-ground. Enjoy a deep Yin Yoga practice followed by Yoga Nidra and a long Savasana. This workshop will help restore your body, mind and spirit as you integrate all you learned and explored throughout the festival weekend. Take time for the ultimate relaxation and give yourself an incredible treat as you bring a special weekend to a close.

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