Lauryn is passionate about the intersection of community, healing and social change. She holds a B.A. in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of San Francisco and is a certified yoga teacher. Lauryn spent three years coordinating international service-learning programs and accompanying marginalized communities in the Philippines and El Salvador. Since returning to Northern California, she has continued supporting social change as a doula, podcast creator and a facilitator for the Mindful Littles program in Paradise, California. As someone who grew up in Paradise, she has a deep commitment to seeing the Ridge community recover and thrive in the wake of the Camp Fire. She offers her passion for mindfulness, community-building and resilience to support students, educators, and families.
- Beth Goldberg, Director of Development for Youth Homes
- Jennifer LaForce, Bay Area Girl Scout Troop Leader
- Carolyn Seaton, Superintendent of Orinda Union School District
- Danielle Castro, Youth Leader, Age 17
- Kim Morrow, Local Bay Area Parent
-Jennifer Kamal, Local Bay Area Parent
- Travis Groft, Veteran
-Iris Wu, Youth Leader, Age 19
class for our Kindergarten Daisy Scouts. Tanuka taught the girls
through stories and pictures about what life is like for children
living in Haiti. We decorated and put together pencil cases for
students there. Tanuka also guided us through a mindful moment
incorporating yoga movements and breathing techniques. A few months
later, the girls were thrilled to receive artwork back from the
students in Haiti. We loved our Mindful Littles class and found that
it helped to open the girls’ eyes to the world around them!
Join us on our journey of empowering our youngest generations to be courageous compassionate change-makers.
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