Lauren Gibbons 

Mama Flow Yoga™ founder, E-RYT, RPYT, MA

Like the majority of my students, I was drawn into the yoga world through the physical practice. My first classes were in 2008 at a gym and I used the class as a stress-reliever and to stretch my body out after tough strength workouts.

I spent my 20s moving around the country, from one unhealthy relationship to another, throwing myself into my corporate marketing career. I searched for a sense of peace and happiness anywhere I could find it outside myself. Through this searching, I kept coming back to my yoga mat for the physical release with the hope that it would also help ease the anxiety I struggled with.

It took a few years of practice, but I found yoga transmuted my experience with anxiety.  I also realized happiness and peace were inside me the entire time. This practice left a permanent imprint on my heart and soul and through that deep love affair with yoga I discovered I wanted to share the gift of yoga with others. 

Years later, my incredibly challenging and heart opening initiation into motherhood made my purpose in teaching yoga crystal clear. I wondered why there wasn't more local and online support available for pregnant and postpartum women and decided I would be that support.

I now support mamas and mamas-to-be through the transformative experience of pregnancy and early motherhood. I guide my students through the practices of movement, breath, and meditation to gain strength, find balance, heal their cores and connect to their inner goddess wisdom. I live by the mantra “nurture me, nurture you.” I love to share this principle and lifestyle with my students. Mothers spend a majority of their time caring for others, often neglecting their own needs. I enjoy serving and caring for this population of students and teaching them how to better care for themselves so they can move through motherhood with more grace. 

I help pregnant women who are struggling with physical aches, discomfort or emotional anxiety have a more easeful, joyful pregnancy and birth experience. My postnatal and “mama & baby” work helps heart-centered mamas regain their core, pelvic floor and overall strength, while connecting with their bodies, minds and new babies. I also help overwhelmed and time-crunched mamas who are struggling with finding time for self-care, cultivate more mindfulness in their parenting and lives in general so they can better support their own needs and those of their family. 

I am a 200-hour Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), Registered Prenatal Yoga Instructor (RPYT) and a certified Postnatal Fitness Specialist. I hold a Master of Arts in Communications from Johns Hopkins University.

Since 2017, I've focused my continuing education on Yoga for Women's Pelvic Health with my teachers Leslie Howard and Shannon Crow. I learn from and collaborate with Pelvic Health Physical Therapists in Chicagoland and Online. Please contact me for a list of PHPT recommendations!

I love helping women navigate the joys and challenges of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood through an integrated practice of movement, breath and meditation. I believe strongly that through the physical postures, meditation, breathing techniques and spiritual practices of yoga, the body, mind and spirit are awakened and transformed! 

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Client Testimonials

Starting week 20 of my pregnancy, I began experiencing excruciating, debilitating pain in my hip and pelvic region. After asking around for prenatal yoga classes, Lauren was the top recommendation and after my first 5 minutes with her, it was easy to see why. Not only is Lauren’s mastery of yoga impressive, but her knowledge of pre and postnatal is beyond compare. After our sessions, I had a better understanding of what was causing my pain and I felt relief both physically and mentally. Through the sessions and “homework” (stretches and flow), I was able to remain active during my pregnancy. Lauren’s calm demeanor and presence brought me some much-needed tranquility. I will, without a doubt, continue working with Lauren. Our community is so lucky to have someone like her!
— Caitlin Kennedy
Lauren is a fantastic instructor. She was such an important part of my postpartum healing process. I am a therapist who does lots of work with perinatal clients. After I had a very unexpected c-section, I struggled a lot with the physical and emotional healing process. Knowing I needed to focus on my own healing, I started going to her mama and baby yoga class as a way to start healing and bonding with my son. I also attended a workshop on yoga for postpartum anxiety, and a short series on pelvic floor yoga. Lauren is so loving, patient, and supportive. Most of all she made yoga fun and healing. My son loves baby yoga and we practice what she taught us at home everyday. I can’t say enough great things about Lauren and her perinatal yoga work.
— Kira Weidner
I had my first child this past January and started going to prenatal yoga with Lauren around 16 weeks into my pregnancy. To be honest, I was never a big yoga person prior to getting pregnant. However, Lauren’s prenatal yoga class got me through me pregnancy. At first it was an opportunity to get out of the house and do light physical activity while meeting other pregnant moms. But as I got farther along in my pregnancy I counted down the minutes until Lauren’s class. Not only did her class physically prepare my body for birth, Lauren created a relaxing environment to ask questions, share stories and help prepare for my first birth.

Lauren’s style is what I love most about her classes and about her. She creates a relaxing and stress-free environment and is adaptable to different situations and styles. She works individually with each person, allowing you to discuss which areas you want to work on that day. She also creates a fun atmosphere where you get to know other people in the class.
— Colleen Moss
I just left a one on one private yoga session with the awesome Lauren Pierce Gibbons. I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant to do a one on one session because it honestly made me nervous to have all that attention. But Lauren was able to personalize my workout by targeting my lower back pain and man do I feel GOOD! She did a wonderful job relaxing my mind and talking me through each pose. We ended with the most dreamy and relaxing stretch ever and I even feel guilty for feeling so relaxed. I can now go about my day with a renewed sense of calm and relaxation.
— Lauren Kent-Brown
I just did a one on one session with Lauren and it was an amazing experience for me. She listened to my areas of need and personalized yoga moves and stretches to reduce pain. She also made me feel super comfortable and relaxed. I left feeling great. I honestly wish I had more time because this is truly a need! You should definitely try a session with her!
— Jules Morgan