It was 1999 when Lauren discovered her calling in the healing arts while practicing Aikido. Following her studies in psychology and fine arts at the University of Kentucky, Lauren re-envisioned her passion for holistic healing through massage therapy and yoga teacher training at the Lexington Healing Arts Academy, where she was a faculty member for over 12 years.
She has been teaching classes on health and wellness in the Lexington community for over 15 years and greatly enjoys sharing talks on holistic health, PTSD and infant massage for local hospitals, colleges, businesses and physical educators.
“My intention is to create a safe, healthy and exploratory environment for all the people I encounter, so that we may experience greater freedom to grow and find peace through all of life’s transitions.” – Lauren Higdon, Owner & Director
Lauren believes in re-awakening and utilizing the imagination and breath as they are two of our greatest vehicles for transformation. Within a trusted and comfortable environment, we feel safe to be vulnerable. This is where the magic happens – when we can let our guard own. Facilitating a greater sense of self awareness and release of stagnation in the mind and body comes through the combined practice of breath work, yoga and bodywork. Her bodywork style integrates CranioSacral Therapy, Movement Re-Education, yoga, shiatsu, Vedic Thai Massage and guided visualizations. She teaches regular classes and workshops at Centered and is also available for private one-on-one sessions in any of the following: massage therapy, yoga, meditation, breathwork, baby/pediatric massage, prenatal and postpartum massage. Her deepest heart practice is mothering her boys, nurturing her family and herself through art, singing and playing in nature.