Lauren Farenga | owner.E-ryt.lcsw
Lauren is the owner of Lotus Flow Yoga Studio, Founder of Free Yoga Medford and Free Yoga Arlington and is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and worked in mental health for 10 years prior to opening the studio. She has turned to yoga throughout her life to cope with grief, trauma and to manage symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Yoga has healed her and brought her happiness and purpose. Through her work as a social worker and yoga teacher, Lauren had developed Chakra Flow Yoga.
Lauren teaches because she believes in the power of yoga and is passionate about sharing it with others. Lauren teaches yoga in a way that makes it accessible to everyone in the room, and creates a safe and welcoming environment where students feel comfortable to make the practice their own.
Lauren also enjoys hiking, practicing yoga outside, spending phone-free time with friends and family, and playing with her dog Jimi Hendrix.
AUdrey Farenga|cPT, PN1
Audrey became attracted to yoga for the mind, body, and spiritual development when she was 19. Frequently doing fast-paced activities like karate and running, yoga helped Audrey develop a new personality to her exercise as it requires being strong in the stillness. During times of self image issues and undiagnosed IBS, the principles of yoga and doing yoga for self-respect and not punishment redirected her health for the better. Today as a personal trainer Audrey helps people improve their strength from a holistic perspective that encourages mind-body and emotional connection to your health goals.
As her practice continued, Audrey began warming up with yoga and body weight workout circuits to her music in the gym, thus discovering Kahna Vinyasa. Kahna is Audrey’s expression of yoga that combines strong dance beats and hip hop dance moves with the breathwork, poses, and intention of yoga so you can become your own warrior to the beat of your own drum.
hilary bent-mullings | RYT, AHC
Hilary is first and foremost an eternal student of life, yoga, meditation, and holistic healing systems. She is overjoyed to have found her path helping others gain better balance and health through yoga, meditation, energy healing and Ayurveda.
She has completed her yoga trainings at Back Bay Yoga in Boston and at Yoga of Energy Flow. Meeting students where they are at physically and mentally is very important to her. Hilary is a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor, having studied at both Kripalu and the Jiva Institute in India. She is also a Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki Practitioner.
Hilary strongly believes that yoga is something that can be practiced both on and off the mat. Bringing a sense of humor and open mind is part of her daily practice in life. Her hope is to help others feel at home and connected within themselves, which is something these ancient healing modalities have given to her.
cat martignetti| RYT
Cat Martignetti is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Registered Yoga Teacher, studying under Christopher Perkins, Allison Eaton, and Kim Wexman of the YandaraYoga Institute. During her training, Cat studied the practice of asanas, pranayamas, meditation, chakras, anatomy, and more. Cat’s love of yoga first began through always having a passion for health and fitness. She began doing yoga regularly, and realized how it was benefiting her on so many levels, that she wanted to bring that gift to others. Cat received a level 1 yoga certification in August 2017, and immediately wanted to learn more. She began teaching in January 2018, while she registered for school at Yandara, and graduated in June 2018.
Cat’s classes provide a fun and safe environment for students of all ages and levels to enjoy the practice of poses, mindful breathing techniques, and moving meditation. Cat’s goal is to provide students with the tools to connect their body and minds, and to apply these tools outside of the practice and to their daily lives, giving them the ability to slow down, breathe, and be mindful in each aspect of their lives.
paula jordan| Kids Yoga Teacher
Paula Jordan, has been teaching children and family yoga for 8 years. She has been a teacher for 19 years in various educational and outdoor settings; offering music, nature, and farm/garden programs.
Her children’s yoga teacher training was with Flower Yoga in Lincoln, MA with a concentration in yoga for 3-5 year olds. She has taught yoga in preschools, community centers, libraries, and in afterschool, and early education programs. Paula has also taught yoga to children and young adults in Guatemala.
She lives in Arlington with her family. When not teaching she can be found creating obstacle courses and baking with her 3 year old granddaughter; needle felting gnomes, working on her children’s book and practicing Spanish.