Be in the moment with
Embrace Yoga

Embrace all that you are

 
 

"Yoga is like music
the rhythm of the body
the melody of the mind
the harmony of the soul
that creates the symphony of life."

B.K.S. Iyengar

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Yoga Space

Yoga Shala

Our unique 'Embrace Yoga' studio is less than a 7 minute drive from Currumbin Beach.  Close to the beach action, yet far enough away to feel like you're on a luxurious retreat.  The Shala (yoga studio) is nestled amongst tropical gardens with serene ambience and spectacular views of rolling hills out to the ocean.  A truly heartfelt and blissfully relaxing experience.  You won't forget this.

The foundation of Lauren's practice combines physical posture with an inner journey.  You are warmly invited into her tranquil home studio where Lauren will lovingly guide you through a well-balanced session integrating relaxation, meditation, yogic breathing, yogic postures and Reiki.  Classes are a flowing, sequential style of Hatha Yoga. Lauren builds the sequences gently and this allows students to stop and rest when needed and enables others to continue until they reach their ‘edge' - the point where they are working to their capacity but not going past a secure and comfortable level.  Lauren also incorporates Vinyasa Yoga, a free-flowing style of Yoga.  

Following daytime sessions you are welcome to enjoy complimentary tea and raw treat while overlooking Currumbin Valley and the stunning coastline.  Lauren's evening classes are held by candlelight and warm lamp light.  Lauren offers classes for every person, no matter what their physical situation as Lauren feels that Yoga is a gift to be shared.  It brings joy and well-being.  At Embrace Yoga it is important that no-one leaves the Yoga Shala feeling less than when they entered.  It is Lauren's priority to be instrumental in reminding all of their own self-worth, reducing stress by increasing self-esteem and self-empowerment.

  

It is Lauren's honour to be involved in your Yoga Journey.

Bookings essential to reserve your space.  Book online now via this website.​


‘Embrace Yoga Shala’

262 Simpsons Road 

Currumbin 

Gold Coast 

 
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Yogi Lauren

Dedicated to Wellbeing

What is Yoga?  Yoga is not just about stretching and exercising.  It is about living a life of benevolence, peace, of love... and blooming from within.  Yoga is a pathway to happiness, compassion, self-empowerment and freedom.  From personal experience I acknowledge that Yoga can be life changing.  As a mother of three young daughters, I know how easy it can be to "lose yourself" in the role of parenting.  Yoga can be a sanctuary as it provides time away from the busyness of life.  Our Yoga practice is a time for self-care and allows us to restore, rejuvenate and reconnect to our mind, body and spirit.  Yoga is a journey of personal development and self-improvement, it has become a vehicle towards positive change for me personally.  

Yoga is about developing an intimate awareness of your mind, body and spirit connection.  The practice of Yoga has helped me to become more self aware. I have a newfound trust in listening to my intuition and honouring my Soul's purpose.  For me, Yoga is a form of therapy.  It has assisted in unlocking trapped trauma, releasing blockages in tense parts of my body and has enabled me to let go of negative memories that have been buried in my subconscious mind.  Yoga has been described as "the journey of the self, through the self, to the self” (The Bhagavad Gita).

For me, Yoga is a way of life.  It is a tool to deeply connect with my true being, embracing love rather than fear.  Yoga is about letting go of attachments, permanence, judgements, stress, expectations and external desires, by surrendering to the present moment.  Recognising that life does not happen to you, it happens for you – maybe not as planned, but just as it is meant to.  Yoga is about being compassionate towards ourselves and others, living with an open heart, being mindful of how we treat ourselves and others and our impact on the world.   Finding beauty within the imperfections of life, peacefully accepting that everything is constantly changing, empowers us to experience more gratitude and joy. 

We cannot always control what happens in the world outside, however, we can control our world within,

that is where our power is. 

“Create a beautiful place inside of yourself and then begin to expand and build outward” - Unknown.

*  Embrace Your Journey  *  Embrace Yoga  *  Embrace You *

May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you, guide your way on. 

Love, light and blessing always to you.  Namaste.

Lauren Kelly

BA (Psychology Major), Grad Dip Ed., Level 2 Yoga Teacher, Reiki Healer, Children's Yoga Teacher, Yoga Mentor

 

Specialised Services

Empower Yourself

The Embrace Yoga studio is filled with calm and bright spaces, offering a supportive, non-judgmental and safe place to connect with your true self. Lauren is committed to forming a relationship with you that is respectful, caring, and one that encourages you to make your wellbeing a priority. Take a look at the services on offer to help you find inner peace and achieve ultimate tranquility.

Partner Yoga

Connect with your Partner

Flow in the present moment with your partner.  The perfect gift for your Special Someone. 
Allow you & your partner this shared indulgence together.  Is life about creating meaningful moments & making memories with people you love?  Expand your awareness, deepen your connection and elevate your energy.  Nourish & invest in your mind, body and soul.  Book in at a time convenient to both of you.

Reiki

Relaxation & Healing

The healing power of gentle touch.  Lauren will create a safe haven for you to relax. There will be beauty for your senses.. everything you need to feel at ease. Lauren will invite you to lay down & offer deep breathing techniques. If you wish, Lauren will spend time gently placing her hands on you (or hands hovering above you) channeling healing to you. You don’t need to do anything, think about anything. Be open to the sensations of peace and calm. It’s ok if you fall asleep. It’s ok if emotions emerge, go with it; it’s all part of your journey. You will be sure to receive healing benefits regardless. Reiki improves the flow of energy and can remove energetic blockages from the body. The experience of Reiki is unique, you may feel a transfer of heat from her hands, or even feel a reduction in pain or disease during/ after your session. It’s all good. A beautiful cleansing experience for your aura and a soothing experience for your emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. All you need is yourself, an open heart and an open mind.

Therapeutic Massage

Compliment your Yoga Session

Why not treat yourself to a Swedish massage with aromatherapy.  Soothe tired, sore muscles & release stress from your body with a relaxing or strong massage, or indulge your senses with an aromatherapy massage.  Oils are carefully chosen to help ease stress, fatigue, soreness and help to restore feelings of peace.

Corporate Yoga / Business Yoga

Yoga brought to your office or work event

Promote health, wellness and encourage workplace morale through Yoga, meditation and mindfulness.
Lauren will come to your office at a convenient time for you and your staff.

 
 
 
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"THE GOAL OF YOGA

(No, it's not the headstand)

The Yoga pose is not the goal.  Becoming flexible or standing on your hands is not the goal.

The goal is to create space where you were once stuck.  To unveil layers of protection you've built around your heart.  To appreciate your body and become aware of the mind and the noise it creates.  To make peace with who you are.  The goal is to love... well, you.

Shift your focus and your heart will grow."

Rachel Brathen

 
 
 

Testimonials from Our Clients

 

Sascha

As my first yoga experience, I can honestly say I am now a yoga advocate.  From the first class, I felt warmly welcomed by Lauren into an exotic and relaxing environment.  Lauren’s voice was soothing, and her guidance was clear and organised during the flow of exercises.  The classes were uplifting and energising and made me feel very peaceful and content upon finishing.  Her professionalism was that of an experienced teacher and I look forward to many more classes with Lauren in the future.

 
 

Statement of Ethics

Underpinning Lauren's Professional Conduct

This Statement of Ethics is derived from "Yoga Australia", the peak body for yoga in Australia.  This Statement of Ethics guides Lauren in her work of supporting students’ yoga practice. It is based on the traditional yogic ethical principles, the yamas and niyamas, as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. This Statement of Ethics reflects the timeless, living principle that our essential nature is awake, aware, compassionate and peaceful.


Yoga is a system of self-investigation, self-transformation and self-realisation. Its practices and lifestyle aim to integrate the body, mind, heart and spirit and awaken students to their innate wholeness. The role of the yoga teacher is to guide and support students in their practice of yoga. Lauren aims to nurture the physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual well-being of students.


1. Ahimsa – Nonviolence and Compassion

Lauren seeks to do no harm to others and to act with care and compassion.


2. Satya – Truthfulness

Lauren acts truthfully at all times.


3. Asteya – Not stealing

Lauren only takes what is rightfully hers.


4. Brahmacharya – Self-Restraint in the path to wholeness

Lauren recognises that the teacher / student relationship exists to serve the deepest goals of yoga. Thus Lauren practises self-restraint and directs her energy and actions toward these deep aims of yoga.


5. Aparigraha – Non-clinging

Lauren practises the principle of non-attachment and generosity and welcomes change, acknowledging the natural abundance of life.


6. Sauca – Purity/Cleanliness

Lauren cultivates purity of body, mind and environment. This includes fostering clarity of intention, ongoing self-care and a clean environment for yoga practice.


7. Santosha – Contentment / Happiness

Lauren practices an active acceptance of the present thus developing deep happiness.


8. Tapas – Discipline

Lauren is dedicated to a disciplined and committed yogic lifestyle.


9. Swadhyaya – Self-Study

Lauren is committed to ongoing self-reflection and continued learning.

10. Ishvarapranidhana – Relationship with Wholeness

Lauren aims to serve the deepest goals of yoga. She honours and encourages an on-going relationship with innate wholeness and oneness with all life.

 

Client Waiver Form

Embrace Yoga client information form and client waiver.

 

Contact Us

262 Simpsons Rd
Currumbin, 4223
Australia

0416005034

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262 Simpsons Rd
Currumbin, 4223
Australia

0416005034

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