Meet Lauren — our Wolf of the Month for January. Lauren is a great example of what we look for in an ambassador — passionate, consistent, and unique. She excels at creating quality content while spreading Wolvens message of sustainability.
Where are you from, where do you live, and what do you do?
I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. I currently live in Oceanside, California. I am a physical education teacher at a high school where I teach Yoga and Dance. I also teach yoga as an associate faculty member at MiraCosta College. In my free time, I offer Stand UP Paddle Yoga classes. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, I have been teaching online Boga Fit Trainings on the weekends for those interested in teaching in a pool.
What led you to join the Wolfpack?
In June 2019, I was presenting SUP Yoga at Wanderlust in Stratton, Vermont. Wolven reached out to me to see if I would be interested in being an ambassador and wearing their product during the festival. I was immediately drawn to joining the Wolfpack not only because of their amazing leggings and tops, but also the passion and philosophy towards sustainability, and the overall welcoming attitude drew me in.
What’s the best part about being a Wolven Ambassador for you?
The community. I have met the most amazing individuals from all over the world through Wolven’s Wolfpack. Wolven has really created an incredible platform that brings everyone together. I will post something on Instagram or on the Ambassador website and the feedback from my fellow Wolfpack is always inspiring and positive.
What is your favorite print and/or style?
Oh my goodness, I love them all. My favorite print is the Amalfi print. Lately I have been loving the Amalfi Pocket Legging, and the Amalfi One Shoulder Top. The leggings are super comfortable. I love the high waist fit and versatile. I love the pockets for my SUP Yoga practice or when I am hiking the pockets are perfect for a place to put my mobile phone. The reversible One Shoulder Top is classy and sporty at the same time. I can pair it with any of my Wolven leggings.
How does wearing Wolven make you feel?
When I wear Wolven I feel confident and supported. I can teach in my Wolven leggings without worrying about the fit or sheerness. I feel good about the fact that my purchase is helping fashion trends move forward towards sustainable fashion.
What does sustainability mean to you?
Without sustainability we have no future. Any action towards helping reverse the negative effects that we as human beings have caused our planet is a win-win. When I think of sustainability I am thinking of the future for my students, my nephews and niece. I want to give them a future where they don’t have to worry about the air they breathe and I don't have to tell them about incredible animals that used to walk this earth but have now become extinct.
When or where do you feel most connected to nature?
I feel the most connected to nature on the water. I love taking my yoga practice to the water whether it is on a lake surrounded by tall canyons, floating down a peaceful river with wild horses, or the bright blue ocean water with wildlife swimming below my floating mat. Water has always been therapeutic for me and a place that provides me with the most joy.
What inspires you?
Change inspires me. Change can be difficult; it requires a new perspective and self-reflection. But when change motivates a positive outcome, it is something that can be inspirational. For example: a yoga student walking into a classroom after having had a rough day but leaves with a smile, or the dance student that begins the semester shy and graduates with a newfound self-confidence.
How do you envision the future of our world?
I envision a world that embraces compassion, empathy, and integrity. A world where diversity, sustainability, and unity are the norms. A world where technology is used as a tool to inspire instead of used as a weapon to divide us. I hope and pray for a healthy planet for all.
How do you create your content?
I create content through movement and sound. Music heavily influences the choreography I create on the dance floor, and on my yoga mat. This can be the soundtrack of my favorite artist, my breath, or sounds of nature when I am on my Stand Up Paddle board.
Why should people join the Wolfpack?
Wolven has created an incredible website and community. I have met so many phenomenal human beings through this community. I have learned so much from everyone. It truly is an amazing pack of individuals.
Lauren never ceases to amaze us with her unique yoga practice. Follow @supyogatraveler for some awesome SUP yoga content.