Lauren Blount, MA, AWC, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, RPYT, RCYT, YACEP
Lauren is a member of the Yoga Alliance, the International Association of Yoga Therapist, Member of the Kundalini Research Institute, and National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Lauren holds the following credentials:
Master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University
500 Hours of Massage Therapy Training from Asheville School of Massage & Yoga
Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Instructor through Kundalini Research Institute
E-RYT-500 Level Teacher through Yoga Alliance
Registered Pre-natal Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance
Registered Children Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance
Yoga Continuing Education Provider through Yoga Alliance
Certified International Association Yoga Therapist through (IAYT)
Balance Body Pilates Instructor
Certified in Yoga Nidra
Lead Trainer in Ganesha’s Yoga and Wellness Yoga Alliance Registered School for Yoga Teacher Trainings at the 200-hour, 300-hour, and 500-hour
Successful Business Owner of 3-Ganesha’s Yoga and Wellness Studios
Lauren is a student first and is always learning. She recently graduated the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga’s 500 Hour Massage Therapy Program and is currently enrolled in an Ayurvedic Practitioner Program which is Registered with the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
She has also completed training and workshops in Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, Bhakti and Alignment Yoga. She has studied yoga and ayurveda with top instructors such as : Power Yoga with Bryan Kest, Sequencing with Jason Crandell, Ayurveda,Yoga Therapy, and Yoga Nidra with Indu Aurora, Kundalini Yoga as Taught By Yogi Bhajan with HarDarshan Kaur Khalsa and Harbhajan Singh Khalsa, Veda Vinyasa with Allison Dennis, and 60 hours of Training in Ayurvedic Bodywork with Richard Masla. Lauren has seen the impact yoga has made on her life physically, spiritually and mentally, and only wishes she had discovered it when she played competitive golf. Her style of teaching involves integrating yogic and spiritual/faith based counseling tools along with self-care Ayurvedic practices into yoga practice so that one is not only learning yoga, but also learning effective tools that they can utilize in their everyday life. Her style of teaching involves fostering a positive environment where her students are encouraged to look within themselves, find their strengths, and build on them. She resides in Kernersville, NC with her husband of 24 years, Eugene Blount, and their two dogs (Jackson “Buddy” and Bhakti).