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Meet Lauren Taus of INbodied Life in Venice Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lauren Taus.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’ve always been a seeker, a meaning monger. As a little girl, I had a precocious fear of death and a hungry desire to understand what happens when we stop breathing. Do we cease to exist? Is it all for nothing? I grappled with existential questions as a kid and I struggled with having a body at all as an adult.

My personal journey included a life-threatening eating disorder, the death of my sister and my mother, all kinds of inaccurate relationships, and a lot of learning. I worked hard to move through the pain and the heartbreak. I processed rage and grief to finally land in my own heart, to become a recipient of my own goodness, and to wake up to the life that’s here. I am committed to living and to inviting as many people into the field of LIFE as possible.

INbodied Life is a one-stop shop for wellness. I work with my clients to support each one of them home to their authentic selves. All progress is return.

I support my clients to clarify their life visions such that they’re bigger than all of their fears. I provide accountability to ensure committed action. The work requires that we move through past traumas, releasing layers of pain and defense that keeps people locked out of their own hearts and trapped in painful patterns on repeat. The shortcut is through and my business includes a myriad of interventions to facilitate return. My practice includes traditional talk therapy, developing personal rituals, bodywork, yoga, medicine, catharsis through screaming, whatever it takes. I bring all of my gifts and tools to each encounter that I have.

I’m committed to an INbodied Life experience. Turns out, it’s very hip to go IN.

Side Bar: I’m clinically licensed as a psychotherapist in NY and LA. I have over 1000 hours of trainings under my belt as a yoga teacher. I lead teacher trainings on occasion. I am also trained in Trauma Sensitive Yoga with David Emerson. Most recently, I’ve trained in MDMA assisted therapy for complex PTSD and Ketamine assisted psychotherapy.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Anything satisfying takes work, and the work that I do takes all of me.

When I started providing direct therapy, I struggled to take care of myself. I am a sensitive, big hearted being. I give all the f*cks, and my training was in the trenches. I worked for several years in a drug and alcohol treatment center that was populated by people as an alternative to incarceration. I worked with trauma all day. I worked with gang violence, homicide, domestic violence, addiction, drug sales, and more. I saw first hand the massive problems in our system and the experience opened my mind to the racism that still plagues the United States. I was heartbroken. I was simultaneously dealing with my mother’s impending death. I needed to take a break once my clinical training hours were complete.

I learned along the way how to take care of myself while still caring. I also developed a passion for social justice and I committed myself to speaking out for what is good and right in the world. My early experiences as a clinician shaped my interest in the Middle East and the exciting work that I’ve been doing there. Check out my podcast INbodied Life (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inbodied-life-with-lauren-taus/id1463688603) on iTunes or Spotify to hear epic conversations on God, sex, psychedelics, politics and more.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the INbodied Life story. Tell us more about the business.
INbodied Life is my personal coaching business. My work is uniquely informed by the education, training and life experience that I have. I am a clinically licensed therapist, and I’ve been teaching yoga for almost 20 years. I’ve received over 1000 hours of different trainings, and I’ve led my own teacher training experiences for others.

I’m interested in the cutting edge interventions that invite somatic wisdom and present moment experience. I’m trained in Trauma Sensitive Yoga as well as MDMA assisted therapy for complex PTSD, and ketamine assisted psychotherapy. But perhaps more than all the trainings is the care that I have for each individual that crosses my path. An intervention alone is sterile. I see the best in my clients, what is deeply lovable, and I establish my relationships with each one of them from there. The coaching that I offer is intimate. I work with my clients closely to provide accountability such that they are making measured progress towards the life of their dreams.

Outside of my coaching business, I still teach corporate yoga, special events and lead global wellness retreats. My teachings are integrative, and I thread throughout the movement practice a message that you can take into your life.

Lastly, I have my podcast. The first season focuses on the Middle East. I chose to share these conversations as a means to illuminate the body as a holy land. When we can make space for all the parts, the voices, the communities that live within, we can create different outcomes.

Next up for my business is group coaching and a training module! Stay tuned!

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t really think in terms of luck. If anything the “bad luck” that I’ve experienced created purpose for me. I believe in committed action towards a vision. I believe that playing a big game means making a mess. I believe in responsibility and accountability and just plain doing the work.

Pricing:

  • INbodied Coaching is available at $1650/month or $6000 for 4 months. I require a minimum time commitment in order to make meaningful change. Rome wasn’t built in a day!

Contact Info:

  • Address: 5th Avenue
    Venice, CA 90291
  • Website: www.inbodied.life
  • Phone: 3103392721
  • Email: laurentaus@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @lauren.taus

Image Credit:
David Tufino

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