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Lauren Mahan Valls

Yoga, skate, self-healing

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My classes & offerings

We can be attracted to different types of yoga depending on the phase of our life we are going through:
our bodies, our strenght and our disposition are constantly changing.

The power of yoga is that of a practice able to adapt to our needs.

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From California to Bordeaux with love…

I grew up in Southern California close to the ocean and active in aquatic sports and theater. My family hosted exchange students from around the world, which planted a seed for travel and discovering different walks of life.

My heart led me to San Francisco to study psychology & holistic health, and also meet my husband. Together we have traveled around the world and have since planted our roots in Bordeaux, his hometown, and my adopted home for 9 years where I teach yoga.

I was originally drawn to the practice at 16 after seeing a yoga magazine cover and an inexplicable peace and calm resonated from the image, despite the challenging pretzel shape. I knew I had discovered my life practice after my first class that fully engaged me, body and mind, something I didn’t know I was looking for until I had found it.


Find out where I offer weekly classes in Bordeaux

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Private Classes

A tailored one-to-one experience for you to develop your practice and attend to your needs

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Trainings & Events

Immerse yourself in an experience of an afternoon to a few days to restore your balance and fill up with good vibes


Yoga for skateboarders- a complementary class to prevent injuries and ensure longevity

Explore the Namaskate universe!

The art of being present

Why yoga?

Yoga is a millenary practice to help you cherish and connect you to the present moment.
It is a holistic concept for health, well-being and lifestyle that combines techniques for movement, breathwork and meditation to purify the body and mind.
Practicing yoga not only develops your flexibility and strength so you can live a life of ease, it also develops your sensitivity so you are capable of making choices that support and serve your wellbeing.

The wondrous merits of a regular yoga practice

Sunnier mood

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Building strenght and resilience

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Sleep improvement

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Positive attitude

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About Lauren

A bilingual, ethereal yoga teacher

Born and raised in California, I have lived in Bordeaux for 8 years with my husband. Growing up, I was passionate about the human mind, behavior and had a deep desire to help others, which brought me to study psychology and holistic health in order to have a more general vision of health and well-being. With Léo, my husband, we lived in California, San Francisco, then in Japan before settling in France where I am a full-time yoga teacher. We love discovering new cultures, walks of life, and sharing the practice of yoga.

My Process

I teach Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. These styles of yoga balance your energy, flexibility and strength. A vinyasa style that is fluid and steady to move at the pace of the breath (the life force) to flow through challenging poses with awareness and a smile.  My yin & yoga Nidra classes offer a pause to connect to the present moment, your intuition and free yourself from the noise of everyday life. You’re invited to let go of stored tensions deep in your tissues and offer yourself some TLC (tender love & care).

My Approach

Influenced by my studies and places I’ve visited, I offer a modern, accessible twist on yoga that imparts a sense of lightness and ‘feeling at home’.
My students are welcome to come as they are, feel comfortable in their skin and stay curious to all that shows up in their practice. 


I offer private and group classes in person, in Bordeaux or online, on a weekly basis or for your special events.

I’ve been taking Yoga classes (Vinyasa, Yin, Nidra) with Lauren for 4 years, sun, fun and smiles! Full of Californian waves in its creative, benevolent and relevant proposals. A real moment of sincere sharing!

Sarah B.

Lauren is a ray of sunshine, she embodies the benevolence of yoga. Her vinyasa classes are energizing and well constructed, it is thanks to her that I understood the fluidity and benefits of this practice. She also gives yin and yoga Nidra classes, her soft voice rocks us and leads us into deep relaxation. She also intervened as a trainer in our 200 hours of vinyasa / Hatha training where her pedagogy and her kindness made it possible to understand and integrate her teachings!
Overall Lauren is a true yogi and she guides us on the path of self-exploration and serenity with benevolence

Ariane F.

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