Lauren began doing yoga at age 12 with a dance teacher at her junior high school. Although it was not love at first practice, she decided to try it again at her new high school in her new surroundings of Miami, Florida. Something changed. The transition from the Northeast to Miami in the throes of high school was quite challenging and yoga "saved her". The Ashtanga yoga elective she was enrolled in was consistently the high point of her day. The whole yoga lifestyle made a huge impression on her and created an intense love of all things health and wellness. She has been pursuing it ever since.