Yoga Academy International was founded by Lauren Rudick. After a decade in the yoga industry and offering her own brand of specialty trainings and retreats, Lauren wanted to raise the standard of education in yoga. She aimed to start a non-denominational yoga school that was respectful to all traditions of yoga and stemmed from many different lineages.
She called on some of her own mentors, teachers, friends and superstar yogis she looked up to in order to curate phenomenal yoga experiences. The goal was simple: create great quality yoga education. Make it accessible to as many curious people as possible. In addition, Lauren wanted to offer amazing experiences in nature and new cultures for her students to discover with yoga.
On her path to becoming an international yoga instructor, Lauren had traveled extensively and lived on 4 continents. It was through her travels that she felt a deep human connection in joy and kindness. Along the way she also realized how important it was for her to be immersed in the natural world in order to truly find peace in her mind and solace in her soul. With that notion, she created Yoga Academy International– a non-denominational yoga institution based in great education, discovering new cultures and spending time in nature, in order to really embody the philosophy that we are all one.