Lauren McHale is a Northern California native who has been a leader in the Bay Area group fitness community since 2013. As a founding instructor for SoulCycle San Francisco, Lauren has connected with her community through sweat, music, and authenticity. She is also a yoga instructor and certified personal trainer which led her to creating NAMASWEAT: a class focusing on active recovery through yoga and strength training that is designed to strike a balance between hard work and self-care.
Libby discovered yoga in 2003 when a friend took her to a Core Power Yoga class in Boulder, Colorado.
Originally going for the physical benefits, she later immersed herself in the spiritual teachings of yoga which inspired her to become an instructor. Successfully completing CorePower Yoga's teacher training in 2007, she has continued her training with numerous teachers including Baron Baptiste, Jonny Kest, Diana Vitantonio and Tami Schneider.