LauraLynn Jansen (MHED, CPCC, E-RYT)

Founder & Executive Director

LauraLynn began practicing yoga over two and a half decades ago as part of her healing regime to cope with a cancer diagnosis. Surviving cancer gave her a thirst to live life to its fullest at a young age. This yearning led her to obtain a master’s degree in Integrative Health Education from the California Institute of Integral Studies, certifications as a Co-Active Life Coach, and extensive history in nutrition and fitness.

In 1999, she did a solo quest to Nepal and India where she obtained her teacher certification in the Sivananda tradition, a basic hatha yoga tradition. A deeper understanding of the physical aspects alongside the numerous other layers involved in the traditional practices associated with a yogic lifestyle, in the country of its origin provided her with insights she still carries with her as a teacher. Over the last decade she has turned her focus of study to mindfulness, breath attention, proper core engagement, alignment and practical life-supporting philosophy. She has offered yoga to a diverse student population form cancer patients to at-risk youth and military members to individuals recovering from injuries.

Today, LauraLynn Jansen combines the experience and knowledge of her amazing life journey in all her work. She is also the founder of Strengthening From the Core, an Integrative Health Coaching practice, a multi-faceted approach to aligning life and wellness.  In 2006 the Lance Armstrong Foundation recognized her with the LiveSTRONG Challenge award for her dedication to cancer awareness and determination to broaden the definition of health. In 2011 Athleta choose her as one their Inspirational Athletes.  She is a proponent of all that is possible in life as she teaches from her mat and paddleboard.