In addition, Lauree is an Advanced Yoga Nidra practitioner in the Integrative Amrit Method of practice, with additional studies in the Satyananda format and storytelling. Lauree has studied Mindfulness and The Heart Practices through the UCLA Maps Program and has her RYT 200-HR, from Soul Yoga’s Allison Candelaria.
Lauree had a 20-year career as a Producer in Broadcast Television in Los Angeles before moving to Oklahoma City. After 5 years at “Access Hollywood,“ a Daytime Emmy win for launching “The Doctors,” a Development career at ABC where she helped launch Tyra Banks’ FABlife and was acknowledged with a Webby Honor for the digital series “She Talks,” Lauree decided a massive life-change was necessary.
But there is more to this story…In 2011, Lauree’s husband of many years, Indie actor and filmmaker, Oklahoma City native, Ford Austin, was in a catastrophic car accident in Los Angeles. He died 3 times and came back, had an NDE, and was given a 1% chance of recovery.
After many surgeries, amazing medical care and the grace of God, Ford made a miraculous recovery. After 3 years of managing and advocating for her husband’s care, going back to producing TV just didn’t feel right anymore. Lauree wanted this next chapter in her life to be about healing and giving back.
Lauree quit her job and enrolled in an extensive 400-hour meditation teacher training program with an emphasis on Tantric and Mindfulness Practices at “The Den” Meditation Studio in LA. She was introduced to the ancient healing practices of Yoga Nidra and Mindfulness, and thus began her now, lifelong spiritual journey, learning and sharing these powerful teachings. She is grateful for the opportunity to offer these practices at Soul Yoga and also in the healthcare setting at The Integris Cancer Institute through their Wellness Center. Currently, Lauree is studying Mindful Self Compassion. She and is committed to continued growth and service in our community.