About Lauren Zehara

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I fell in love with belly dance almost at first sight, and I’ve been a devoted fan ever since. I have the ultimate respect for this beautiful art, in all its many forms.

I’ve had the honor of teaching at the Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive and on a cruise ship out of Dubai — so I can technically say my career has spanned half the globe!

I’ve studied Egyptian, Turkish, and fusion styles extensively. As a performer, I strive for a style that’s recognizable to someone of the culture, — but I’m not afraid to let my own heart and personality (which are very American) shine through.

As a teacher, my goal is to create a judgment-free community that encourages women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities to find joy in movement and expression. I love that each of my students has developed their own unique style, and has a solid foundation in cultural knowledge and musicality as well as movement technique.


I teach yoga as a wellness tool and a pathway to inner peace.

My teaching style encourages strength-building and flexibility while stressing mindfulness and self-care. The second half of every class is devoted to yin yoga and restorative yoga — passive poses that encourage deep opening in the body and mind.

I’m not very interested in a goal-oriented or power yoga approach.

My classes are suitable for beginners, seniors, and people with mobility issues. If you have a specific health issue I should know about, please message me and let’s discuss it prior to class.

I earned my 200 hour RYT at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja Mexico.

I’ve also earned a Group Fitness Instructor certification and a Yoga Teaching certification from the American Council on Exercise.

I’ve taught yoga since 2005.

Here’s an example of a typical mindfulness meditation that I would normally end class with.
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