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Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
-Carl Jung
About Lauren Going

Lauren Going, LCSW-C 500-hr RYT is a holistic psychotherapist & yoga instructor located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Lauren holds a BA from Marymount Manhattan College and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland. Lauren is also a 500-hour trained yoga instructor and has studied with Kim Manfredi, Lynn Matthews, Rod Stryker, Todd Norian, Desiree Rumbaugh, Gary Kraftsow, Shiva Rea, and Seane Corn. She is a certified Lifeforce yoga instructor having trained with Amy Weintraub and served as an assistant in her workshops. Lauren holds an Ayurvedic Yoga specialist from the Himalayan Institute as well as certification as a Yoga Nidra facilitator through the Amrit Institute. Lauren specializes in trauma sensitive yoga as well as yoga for depression and anxiety.

Lauren holds advanced trainings in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), DBT (Dialectical Behavior therapy), Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), Hypnosis, and Life Coaching.

Lauren began the study of Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and Yoga as a junior in college while on a semester abroad in Bodh Gaya, India. She continued this path studying with the Venerable Khandro Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, and Shambhala International. Post-college, Lauren worked for the Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado and then relocated to Boudanath, Nepal to work and study at the Ranjung Yeshe Institute.

Lauren has worked with Baltimore city youth as an advocate through the Choice Program and the CollegeBound Foundation. She has worked for the Department of Social Services (DSS) and Sinai Hospital Family Violence Program. While working with survivors of domestic violence, Lauren began to hone her skills as a trauma therapist. She became clear that to truly heal, talking about problems is not enough. One has to heal at the somatic, emotional, and spiritual levels.

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