Lauren approaches touch and movement-based therapies with more than twenty years of training, specializing in craniosacral therapy, therapeutic movement and authentic movement practice (contemplative dance). She assists clients and students in learning to speak and understand the language of the body, home to the heart and mind, accessing this fundamental place of presence where the healing process begins and flourishes. This journey requires courage, curiosity and grit and we can not do it alone. We are by our very biology relational creatures and she delights in partnering with clients on this journey.

She is a Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (BCST), licensed massage therapist (LMT), trained at the advanced level in Pilates and holds an MFA in dance. She leads Authentic movement sessions, classes and workshops in Austin and beyond. For Body Intelligence she has participated as an assistant for several seminars.

As a dance artist, Lauren has choreographed and collaborated with artists across mediums in Austin and beyond since 2000. She is a dancer, filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist and has worked with multiple artists and groups. She feels the necessity to honor the relationship between the healing arts with expressive arts, this is part of her life’s work.

In 2011 she completed her MFA at Transart Institute, since then her dance films have screened in various festival and gallery settings including Austin, NYC, Cuba and Berlin.

Lauren Tietz - Assistant Tutor