HOT WARM TRADITIONAL YIN FLOW SOUND
60 | 75 | 90 minute classes
The same core sequence has been taught in this studio, at this address since 1985. Ownership changes, the relentless tropic sun, passing trends and a recent prominent name omission have all conspired to change us, but the core practice remains.
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owner and director of Yoga Key
RYA500-Hour Bikram Method + Yin
USA Yoga Federation coach
former competitive gymnast and marathon runner
advanced knowledge of technical yoga
dedicated to refining the art of yoga instruction
In 2005, Lauren joined the Peace Corps as an Education Volunteer in Madagascar. It was there that a fellow volunteer introduced her to yoga. As a gymnast and marathon runner trained and coached by Kelli Hill, at the age of 23, Lauren had run her knees and back into the ground. Within a week of practicing yoga, her body and mind embarked upon a powerful healing journey that continues to this day.
Inspired by call to serve and share the benefits of yoga with the world, Lauren left her career as an English Literature teacher and trained with Craig Villani at Raja Yoga Academy where she studied how to instruct and dispense yoga as therapy.
Though Lauren’s instruction emphasizes precision, technique and alignment, her primary focus is to encourage each student to find the tools necessary to maximize their individual healing journey.
When asked why she continues to practice, Lauren states, “It’s very simple. I show up to be in the presence of kindness. And the practice of both is the pathway to peace.”
DANNY J. SINE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Danny Sine was the former director and owner of Yoga Key (formerly Bikram Yoga Key West, established 1985). Under Danny’s leadership, the school was revitalized and transformed into a culture of learning, as Danny hosted and brought, for the first time to Key West, a wide range of visiting Bikram method teachers and yoga champions who espoused a like-minded vision of dispensing our lineage of yoga as therapy and teaching to heal.
Danny was a beloved friend, fiancé, kindred spirit, Captain, American rebel, comrade, partner in life and service and inspiring yoga teacher who instructed with integrity, humor, practicality, passion, connection and wit. Sean Connery impressions, red Crocs and fresh fruit made his classes a real treat.
Danny’s love for Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty was exceeded only by his consideration for his students and teachers. He was deeply loved, known for his bright blue eyes, compassion, honesty and fervent belief in the power of yoga to transform and heal. Danny made every effort to improve the health and well being of his friends, family and people around him until his passing in December 2018.
Danny fought clinical, chemical depression for the majority of his adult life. This illness told him he could never succeed, regardless of the tremendous bounty and beauty in the world.
He saw the beauty but in the end was unable to absorb it.
To honor his legacy and commitment to helping those in recovery, Yoga Key established the Danny J. Sine Memorial Scholarship Fund. Contributions to this fund go directly to providing Samuel’s House families affordable access and the space to heal and practice yoga.
Your donation to this important cause ensures that those in recovery from depression and alcoholism have the chance to actualize what Danny could not for himself: to absorb, and feel, the beauty of this present world.
In gratitude for your generosity and kindness.
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927 White Street, Key West, FL, 33040
frequently asked questions
Not your typical FAQ - we have answers to your most commonly asked questions, based on… the questions people ask us most frequently. Still have questions? Use our contact form. We’ll update this section if you think we should - just let us know. : )
What is your phone number?
We do not maintain a phone line, as we cannot answer during practice, and our studio is not staffed with administrative personnel. However, we do respond (usually within a few hours) to emails. Here’s the quickest way to get in touch with us:
Use our contact form, or…
Send an email to email@example.com
Where should we park?
BIKES Lock up at one of the bike racks along the gravel driveway that wraps around the back of the building. Do not attach your bike to the posts that support the porch above the studio entrance.
SCOOTERS There’s ample space for small scooters along the fence near the back corner of the gravel driveway. (Full-sized motorbikes are best parked along Olivia and Georgia.)
CARS Park in spaces along the road off the intersection of Olivia and Georgia, behind the studio. Be careful that you are following the rules, using non-resident parking and not blocking driveways. : )
Where is the entrance to the studio?
In order to maintain a clean floor, the “front” entrance at the intersection of Truman and White is not accessible. There’s a gravel driveway that goes around the back of the building, from White to Truman. The entrance door is near the Truman side of the gravel driveway.
Hint: There’s a Yoga Key sign on the door.
How early should I arrive before class?
Glad you asked, as this is very important. Plan for at least 10 minutes to prepare for class. The studio opens 30 minutes before class and doors are locked 5 minutes before each class. Once the doors are locked, we do not open them again until the class is over. (For many reasons, this is a standard rule in yoga studios worldwide.)