Interview with Lauren Leduc, Author of Embody Your Inner Goddess
A visionary leader, Lauren Leduc is a guiding light for those looking to cultivate their spiritual growth and embark on a journey to wholeness. Leduc uses her intuitive nature and trauma-informed approach to help others become the highest version of themselves, and she does through multiple avenues. As an author, yoga teacher, spiritual life coach, mentor, and entrepreneur, Leduc is passionate about creating a space for others to embrace self-love and wholeness.
Leduc received her yoga teacher certification in 2013 and has taught hundreds of students within her community. In 2015, she founded her own studio, Pop-Up Yoga KC, which became True Love Yoga several years later. True Love Yoga, which was named "Best Yoga Studio" in Kansas City by Pitch Weekly Readers for four years in a row, provides yoga classes through a pay-what-you-can basis and has a yoga teacher training program that has certified more than 100 yoga teachers. Compelled to expand on her years of teaching and deepen her spirituality through guiding others, Leduc became a certified Spiritual Life Coach in 2022. Leduc has merged her personal experiences, spiritual journey, teaching expertise, and desire to empower women into her book, Embody Your Inner Goddess: A Guided Path to Radical Wholeness with the goal of bringing women closer to the Sacred Feminine.
In an interview with Garden State Woman, Leduc shared her experiences as a woman entrepreneur and life coach, provided insights into her book, and offered advice she would give to young girls looking to begin their journey to wholeness.
Q: What lessons have you learned and what challenges have you overcome as a woman entrepreneur and spiritual life coach?
A: So many! I didn't grow up around entrepreneurs, so learning how to start and grow a business was all new to me. In the early days, I needed to learn systems to organize my time and create boundaries so that I wasn't working 24/7. I've also never been very "salesy" so learning how to share my gifts with others in a way that feels authentic while also being savvy enough to reach new audiences has been a balancing act. Lastly, creating an appropriate monetary value for my service that feels good has been a challenge. As a woman, I've felt conditioned to undervalue myself and my work, so unlearning that and creating appropriate pricing has been a work in progress.
As a yoga teacher, intuitive, and coach, I've learned many lessons from my clients. They have each been incredible in their own way and it's been an honor to assist them into mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. Everyone is so unique and has their own special medicine to share with the world.
Q: What made you write Embody Your Inner Goddess: A Guided Journey to Radical Wholeness?
A: I'm passionate about connecting folks, especially women, with self-love. I've always wanted to write a book, and when the idea for this one came to me, I knew it was the perfect way to tell my story and pass on the many wonderful tools I've picked up on my own journey to healing, self-love, and wholeness. I've personally struggled with eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. This is the book I wish I had in my darkest days.
Q: What do you want readers to take away from your book?
A: I want readers to know that they are whole, sacred, and worthy of living authentically. I want readers to embrace and love the messiness of what it is to be human, while also embodying the knowledge that they are divine. That it's ok to forget that every once in a while too, in which case, there are many tools available to guide them back to self-love and radical wholeness.
Q: What is some advice you would like to give to young girls interested in spiritual growth?
A: As a mom of an almost 3-year-old daughter, I want her and other young girls to know they are inherently worthy. There are so many messages in this world that tell girls they aren't enough. That they have to look, act, dress, talk, and behave in a way that is not only unattainable but masks the weird and wonderful things that make them special. I want young girls to know that self-love and self-acceptance are the most authentic paths to growth. I'd also advise them to look for mentors who aren't afraid to be themselves, break societal molds, and who have kind hearts.
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