LAUREN FOLLETT
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"Hi! I'm Lauren, a mom of two young boys, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and yoga enthusiast."

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Hi everyone! I'm Lauren! I'm a mom to two energetic boys, Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and exercise/yoga enthusiast.

As an RHN, I'm passionate about helping my clients transform their relationship with food through habit formation, mindful eating strategies and making better choices to live a healthier life, and feel and look their best! I'm dedicated to working closely with my clients to teach and motivate them to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

As an RYT 200 yoga instructor I love guiding people through their yoga practice and encouraging my students to be present in their breath and bodies, and adjust their practice depending on how they feel in that moment. To me, advanced yoga is paying attention to where you're at that day, and adjusting your yoga practicing accordingly.

Yoga is not only about exercising the body, it’s about exercising the mind; training it to drown out the noise, be present and focus on what matters. One of the simplest ways to do that is to bring your attention to your breath. We don’t breathe in the past, we don’t breathe in the future, we only breathe in the present.

If you're a healthcare working, join one of my yoga classes through the awesome Solving Wellness Community. I also offer private yoga and nutrition counsellingcorporate yoga and nutrition, and during the warmer months in Ottawa, join me for yoga at Westboro Beach. Breathe, be present, move your body and find balance. Balance that will give you more capacity for happiness, meaningful interactions and productivity. 

 

Regular yoga practice and incorporating healthy homemade food into your diet can change your life. Contact me to book your FREE 15-minute discovery call to learn more.

NUTRITION & YOGA TRAINING

 

In December 2012 I earned my Registered Holistic Nutritionist designation from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and have been counselling and blogging ever since. Helping others live a healthy lifestyle and accomplish their goals is my passion.

I completed my RYT 200 hour teacher training at Empower Me Yoga in June 2018. It was an incredible, but challenging 4 months. I overcame fears and found strength I didn't know I had. Every weekend and evening that I left my husband, and two young sons I knew it would be worth it in the end. 

 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

  • AN115 Advanced Course in Detoxification October 2013 

  • Sun Salutation Workshop with Brittany Bryden 2018 

  • The Art of Assists and Adjustments Workshop with Tiffany Harris 2019

  • Arm Balance Workshop with Katie Laferriere 2019

 

TEACHING STYLE

 

Embodied; I’m right there with you in the poses. Breath-focused; if you’re holding your breath, you’re not doing yoga - use breath to fuel the body and keep the mind focused, and present. Authentic. Creative. Evolving. Present, Not Perfect. Mindfulness-Focused. My classes play with the idea of yin and yang; there are relaxing and challenging poses throughout the class. 

 

BEFORE YOGA & NUTRITION 

 

After graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 2005, I worked in the corporate world of downtown Toronto, but decided it wasn't for me. I quit my job, traveled with my husband across South America and the Caribbean while studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.

 

Then along came our first son Jack, a move to Ottawa and a year later, our other son, Max! During those years, between dirty diapers, breastfeeding and playgroups, I would often think about what I wanted to do when I went back to work. I always envisioned myself doing something that I love, while also helping others. Now my dream has become a reality, and there is no looking back.

In my spare time, I love spending time outdoors and being active with my family and friends. I love to plan and cook delicious healthy meals, and I aim to find time for physical activity every day.

Movement is medicine! I love doing at-home workouts or leading yoga classes. Self-care is not selfish, and I'm most effective at work and taking care of my family when I take care of myself. I make time for myself every morning, getting up at 5am to exercise and mentally prepare for the day, which helps me start my day with gratitude and positive energy. 

Favourite mantra: replace the word “have to” with “get to.”

One of my favourite quotes: “Courage is not a feeling. Courage is a noun, the strength to go forward even in the face of fear.”

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