Lauree Dash is proud to be a Certified Meditation Teacher with a specialty in Yoga Nidra, both the Satyananda format with Storytelling, as well as an Advanced Certification in the Integrative Amrit Method of practice. In addition, Lauree has studied Mindfulness and The Heart Practices through the UCLA Maps Program and Compassion through an additional Teacher Training taught by Heater Prete. She has her RYT 200-HR, from Soul Yoga’s Allison Candelaria and she is currently in a 2-year Mindfulness Certification Program with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach through Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center.
Lauree began her career as an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer in NYC. She transformed her love of health and fitness into a 20-year career as a Producer in Broadcast Television in Los Angeles. 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 Techniques at “The Den” Meditation Studio in LA. She was introduced to the ancient healing practice of Yoga Nidra and Mindfulness, and thus began a lifelong journey learning and sharing many styles of Yoga Nidra and Insight meditation and the Mindfulness Heart Practices. She is grateful for the opportunity to offer these practices as well as teach people how to meditate here in Oklahoma City and Edmond. She also teaches in the healthcare setting at Integris Cancer Center and maintains a private clientele. She and is committed to continued growth and service in our community.