Lauren Kosinski, MD, Founder
Lauren is a sub specialty surgeon whose work has carried her from Alaska to international volunteer work to medical school faculty appointment. She has expertise in minimally invasive surgery of the digestive tract and special techniques in rectal cancer care. She is a yoga teacher and student, writer, and bit of an anthropologist who is committed to healing the culture of medicine and wounded practitioners. Lauren had her first Hatha and Iyengar yoga classes in San Francisco and Berkeley, California in the 1980’s, but it was during a New Year’s snowshoe/yoga retreat in 2001 with a Kripalu yoga teacher that the foundations for practice were laid as she began to discover a home in yoga and inspiration for reorganizing her work as a physician and colorectal surgeon. The connection grew stronger at Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor then New York City, first on retreats beginning in 2013, then in regular practice which she intensified with teacher training in 2015-2016 followed by Urban Zen Integrative Therapy training (also at Yoga Shanti). The Iyegar-based practice focuses on intelligent sequencing and relationship to the subtle body. She is particularly grateful to her teachers Heidi Fokine, Joyce Englander Levy, Rodney Yee, and Colleen Saidman Yee.