"My six year old daughter has really blossomed in the Brooklyn day program. She had expressed interest in the arts in the past. I wanted to find a program that would support her gentle spirit. Lauren has given her so many useful tools and take always from the program. There is no doubt my little one will continue to pursue her hearts dream. A great class that moves your children forward through yoga, dance and performance." 

- Nia Dara Biven


"Lauren approaches teaching with warmth and confidence. Her eagerness to facilitate growth in our collective practice is highlighted by her preparation which is evident in every class. Her asides bring a subtle, profound awareness to space in my body where there’s more room to deepen and release. "

- Mia


“I felt so safe in there. She really has created a safe space.”
- 7 year old student about her first theatre class

"Finding the light that shines within me" This is how I describe my experience with Lauren as my yoga instructor!  I took her class a few times and my spirit immediately connected to her style and ultimately her way of life.  I also choose Lauren for my one-on-one yoga lesson where she enlightened me to poses that would benefit my body. Walking in her passion and sharing her love of that passion...that says it all!  Thank you!

- Nailah Asita Lisa Morris


"Lauren has worked with my students in several capacities ( Theatrical Instructor, Movement Teacher, Acting Coach, Guest Lecturer, Director ) and in each of these lights, she is luminous- so much so that she ignites a spark in each child just by being around her.  It has been a pleasure growing my public school theater department with Ms. Benson as a reoccurring teaching artist and I look forward to her continued success in the NYC area." 

- Anonymous