My vision

Welcome, I'm Lauren Horton, director of Singingbird, Yoga & Birth support.

I've been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching for 9 years. I have always been drawn to working with women and girls, and to nurture, support and facilitate transformation. 

When I was very young, my mum and dad used to ask me what I wanted to do with my life. I used to say "I feel like I need to inspire people". Its so sweet thinking about those dreams and how I see myself now. My purpose is not to inspire, because I can't tell what inspires you, only you know that. But my vision as a yoga teacher and Shamanic Craftswoman, is now to support and facilitate transformation through deep listening. It is to share what I've learnt in a way that encourages self inquiry. I try not to give advice or tell you what to do. Instead, I pride myself on listening and asking that you do some digging, excavation and explore your own body, your own mind, your own spirituality, in your own way and in your own time.

I encourage you to listen to and honour the darker feelings to see what gifts lie there for you and to connect to nature and all that it has to offer physically, mentally, emotionally and perhaps spiritually.

I offer open minded, spirited and honest classes and workshops that call to the part of you that has been yearning to be heard, seen and felt. 

For it is my vision, that all women are heard and that all women have the freedom to fully express themselves without inhibition and without judgement.

Axe!!


“Lauren has the rare gift of being both gentle and nurturing, but strong and focused. She brings these gifts to both her yoga teaching and her practice as a doula. I’ve always admired Lauren’s dedication and commitment to all that she does. She has studied extensively in many modalities to make herself a well-rounded and knowledgeable practitioner and teacher.”  - Katie Manitsas

QUALIFICATIONS

CURRENT - SHAMANIC WOMANCRAFT 4 SEASONS JOURNEY 2017
REIKI I, II & III (REIKI MASTER) - 2011 - 2016
IPEN - INTERNATIONAL PLACENTA ENCAPSULATION NETWORK - PLACENTA REMEDY SPECIALIST 2017
50 HOURS - AYURVEDA LOTUS FLOW WITH JASMINE TARKESHI - LAUGHING LOTUS STUDIOS SF - 2016
YEAR LONG MENTORING COURSE WITH BIRTHING FROM WITHIN® - BIRTHING FROM WITHIN MENTOR 2014/15
BIRTHING FROM WITHIN INTRODUCTORY COURSE - VIRGINIA BOBRO - 2013
25 HOUR RELAX AND RENEW® TRAINER (RESTORATIVE YOGA TEACHER) TRAINED WITH JUDITH LASATER 2012
QUALIFIED DOULA (AUSTRALIAN DOULA COLLEGE) 2012
200 RYT (REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER) 2009
30 HOUR PRENATAL YOGA TRAINING (KATIE MANITSAS) 2009
OVER 1000 HOURS OF ATTENDING BIRTHS OVER 4 YEARS