Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘Architecture of the Body, Mind, and Soul’ by Lara Rubin Alexiou at TEDxScranton

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TED Talks, or conferences that follow the motto “ideas worth spreading,” have become a global phenomenon since the nonprofit organization began posting them online for free in 2006. With the introduction of TEDx, which supports independent organizers who want to create TED-like events in their own communities, it was only a matter of time before these intellectual and inspirational talks came to Scranton.

Organized by Jessica Meoni, TEDxScranton was held on Aug. 16 at the University of Scranton under the theme “Revitalize This!” and revolved around the concepts of urban renovation, new urbanism, eminent domain, artistic renaissance, and community building.

The talks are now posted online, so read more about this one below:

Description: Lara Alexiou gives a personal story about her experiences with the body as a structure of that can either stand strong, or crumble.

Bio: Lara Rubin Alexiou is originally from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and a Temple University graduate. Owner of Steamtown Yoga, Lara certified in Bikram Yoga in 2003, Barkan Method Hot Vinyasa Levels 2/3 in 2008 and 2014, and has over 500 hours of Medical Qigong certification with Zen Wellness. She opened Steamtown Yoga in 2007 and in 2013 moved the studio into the heart of downtown Scranton. She is also a Certified Business Mentor with Zen Business Bootcamp. She travels the country and the world with her husband John, studying Yoga, Qigong, and the Eastern Healing Arts. Lara is excited to address the broader perspectives of space and architecture: space within the body and the mind, the architecture of the body, and how someone’s outer world and what someone creates on the physical level is a reflection of their inner world.

Watch more TEDxScranton videos here.