Live Be Yoga ambassador Lauren Cohen shares her tips for maintaining a personal practice even when living out of a suitcase.
Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today.
Touring the United States as an ambassador for Live Be Yoga has been a whirlwind, filled with the full spectrum of feelings – from joy to exhaustion and beyond. Brandon and I are driving across the country, landing in a new city every week, living out of our suitcases and doing everything we can to create a sense of home in each new place.
At this point, we have established a rhythm and know the things we need to do individually to ground ourselves throughout this journey. I am continually reminded of my own humanity and the ways I occasionally react too quickly to less-than-ideal situations.
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One of the main conversations we keep hearing on the road is this idea of taking our yoga “off the mat. We heard this in our very first meeting with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, and it has continued to be an anchor throughout the tour thus far. When I initially agreed to the tour, I knew it would test me and my practice. It’s important to remember that we can only live our practice if we actually do our practice. This is a fundamental teaching shared in The Yoga Sutras: to reap the undeniable benefits of …