Hi, I’m Lauren Verona

Business mentor, yoga teacher and mumma

Ever since I came to yoga everything about my life has changed. Yoga has awoken my soul and the spirit within me. Yoga to me is about finding the joy in life and about being real and authentic to yourself and those around you.

I often say that yoga saved my life! I discovered yoga while I was running a full time PR company in Melbourne. I fell in love with the practice and within months of completing my yoga teacher training I was teaching full time. I am now the sole owner of Zenko Yoga, two thriving studios in Buddina and Noosa on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. I continue to teach numerous classes per week in both studios, coordinate workshops based on the community’s requests, run global retreats and co-facilitate the Zenko Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Over the years I have established four wonderful yoga communities through studios around the country. My goal though has always been to take yoga further, to reach people all over the world. Which is why I launched A Live Yogi- Australia’s first LIVE online yoga studio! This digital yoga realm allows people to connect and practice yoga with myself and several other hand-selected teachers from the comfort of their own home. As well as live classes daily, A Live Yogi also offers workshops, meditation sessions, yoga Nidra and guest lectures.

As one of Food Matters official experts, I also stream live and pre-recorded online classes, with over 10,000 viewers. I am also a motivational speaker, presenting at events such as Wanderlust festival, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane Yoga Fest, Mind Body Spirit events and hosting my own seminars and workshops at the Buddina and Noosa Zenko studios.

After a lot of soul searching, I have recently changed my name to Lauren Verona. Verona held a special place in my heart when I travelled there a few years ago and I had a real moment, a connection when I was looking up to Juliette’s balcony. Verona means ‘True Image’ and is known as the City of Love. Those of you who already know me, know I’m all about filling up your Love Tank. But its more than just love, I see it as a duty of care to fill yourself up first, before you can help others. If you can’t look at yourself in the mirror with kindness, then that’s where you must start, with gratitude and appreciation. You have to be comfortable in your own company and for many people this can be quite confronting. If you are willing to be comfortable with yourself, you’ll find that you begin to unveil the limiting belief systems that are stopping you from reaching your full potential. I’m here to help you knock down those barriers that are holding you back.

My dream…

My dream is for every single person to do a yoga class. I want to inspire people to seek the change within and transform. For any transformational process to occur, it takes consistency and patience. Yoga is not something which we should have to do or need to do or even want to do but instead be something we just do as part of our daily lives….like drinking water. The more you practice, the stronger you get. Your mind becomes flexible, as well as your body and eventually you find your flow effortlessly and that infiltrates all aspects of your life. This is when you just know you can’t live without yoga. It gives you the tools and techniques to breathe and remain calm through life. That’s the magic of Yoga.

I’m here to serve…

The health benefits yoga & meditation are well documented- from increasing strength and flexibility to improving concentration and reducing stress and anxiety. But I want to bring back the laughter and fun of yoga. The enjoyment and pleasure of trying something new, pushing yourself outside your comfort zone, falling over and getting back up with a smile. Over the past ten years I have guided hundreds of people to connect with their true sense of purpose so that they can become the best version of themselves.

Join my tribe and you will be a part of a community where you can discover your life’s purpose through yoga.