"If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything." Thich Nhat Hanh

Lauren is a practitioner of Nuad Boran, not a massage therapist. Nuad Boran looks most like a Thai shiatsu, not a western massage.

Thai Healing Arts: By embracing the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness, compassion, generosity, and humility as core elements of my practice, I recognize that the greatest healing manifests from a person who is physically, emotionally, and mentally at ease-- which is facilitated, but not created, by a bodyworker or instructor.

I also honor the slow, deep aspects of ...

Lauren is a practitioner of Nuad Boran, not a massage therapist. Nuad Boran looks most like a Thai shiatsu, not a western massage.

Thai Healing Arts: By embracing the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness, compassion, generosity, and humility as core elements of my practice, I recognize that the greatest healing manifests from a person who is physically, emotionally, and mentally at ease-- which is facilitated, but not created, by a bodyworker or instructor.

I also honor the slow, deep aspects of the traditional Thai healing art known as Nuad Boran which is a great deal different from Western massage in that it focuses as much (if not more) on the energetic being as the physical being. Sessions leave folks relaxed and loose, and also able to more strongly hear and recognize the timeless Self; a piece of our primal being that often gets lost under the pressures of everyday living.   

Issues I enjoy working with: hip problems, digestion challenges, emotional blocks, insomnia, and post-recovery from injuries (specifically from "powering through" running, yoga, and manual labor.) I am also lucky enough to have specialized training in Thai Womb-Lifting and welcome women who are experiencing fertility, postpartum, or other cycle-related challenges.  


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Where I Work
Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Licenses
Education
2007

Rahini Yoga

200-hr Yoga Instructor (Yoga Alliance certified)

2008

Yoga of Energy Flow

200-hr Yoga Instructor (Yoga Alliance certified)

2009

Rasamaya Yoga

Supplementary Instructor Training

2009

ChildLight Yoga

Instructor Training

2017

Wintergreen Botanicals

Herbalist Studies (levels 1,2,3)

Experience
Bodywork

Basic Training at Wat Po School of Traditional Thai Medicine

The training that kicked it all off: I wandered into an amazing school during a trip to Thailand in 2007 and walked away with 30 hours of basic training in an interesting modality known as Nuad Boran (or Bo-rarn.) It started out as a wonderful accompaniment to my yoga classes, and bloomed into something much more.

Therapeutic Thai Massage Course

150 hr course in advanced (therapeutic) Thai massage at Baan Hom Samunphrai in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Cupping & Scraping

8 hr course in scraping and Thai fire cupping with Jessica Dafni in Portland, ME

Thai Therapists Retreat

18 hour retreat in Vinalhaven, ME with the amazing Pamela Herrick of Bamboo Thai Massage focusing on going deeper into the energetics and intuitive healing of Nuad Boran.

Residential Training Program in Thailand

In March 2016, I had the unbelievable opportunity to study with Maw Homprang Chaleekanha at Baan Hom Samunphrai in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The inspiring and intense training afforded me 80 hours of education and practice in Nuad Boran, as well as 60 hours in Thai Herbal, and Womb Lifting therapy.

2017 Thai Medicine Gathering

The foremost Thai Medicine conference in the US. 4 days of incredible presenters and hands-on learning. Topics range from Thai history to Thai Herbal to Cultural Appropriation vs Cultural Appreciation to Buddhism. 28CEs.

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by Patricia on Sep 08
I felt heavenly this morning!

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