Lauren Mayhew is a movement educator and advocate. She is passionate about empowering people with body-based tools they can use on their own to relieve aches, pains and stiffness from chronic tension, and to move with more freedom and ease. She currently teaches Essentrics and the Roll Model Method of self-myofascial massage. In her workshops she draws from her extensive background and training in mind/body health, mindfulness and yoga incorporating gentle movement, breathing practices and guided relaxation to help participants release chronic tension and find more ease.
Lauren is passionate about learning, and continuously seeks to educate herself so that she can help her clients thrive in their bodies. She is currently studying to become a Certified Somatic Movement Instructor in the tradition of Hanna Somatics. Using neuromuscular techniques, Hanna Somatic exercises retrain the nervous system to release chronic muscle contraction, and change damaging posture and movement patterns.
In addition to teaching at MIT, Lauren teaches Essentrics at Healthworks Cambridge and at the Steinberg Wellness Center in Concord, MA. She also offers self-massage workshops, Urban Retreats, corporate classes and private lessons throughout the Greater Boston area.