Lauren Travis was raised in Matteson, Illinois, a suburb near Chicago. She attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and English. Helping people has always been her passion and her previous experience includes several service roles from restaurant hostess to paralegal to fitness studio manager.
A 200HR certified yoga instructor and author, Lauren believes in the powerful tools of mindful movement and creativity to develop a more peaceful, balanced and meaningful lifestyle. She brings this same energy and passion to Pilates in the Grove. As South Miami’s office manager, she assists clients every step of the way as they become well-rounded in their wellness journey. Outside of the studio, she can be found practicing yoga, cooking, learning a new skill or planning her next adventure!
Favorite thing to eat for breakfast
Egg on a bed of spinach and veggies with sliced avocado on top. Grapefruit on the side. Black coffee.
I don’t leave home without???
My phone and a cross-body purse.
What qualities do you admire in a teacher?
I admire teachers who really see their clients, who recognize no two clients are the same and who can seamlessly cater to all types of bodies. I also love teachers who are constantly learning more, expanding their craft and bringing new information to their classes. I think guiding a client’s wellness journey is one of the most awesome jobs, I admire teachers who are grateful everyday they get to teach.
Top 3 places you have traveled? Top 3 places you would like to travel?
Top 3 places I have traveled – Key Largo, Nashville, Miami (which is why I moved here!)
Top 3 places I would like to travel – Spain, Brazil, Greece
How would you describe your fashion style?
Leggings as pants as a lifestyle, all day, everyday!
3 things you would grab in a fire?
My yoga mat, my journals, my grandmother’s earrings
Top 3 things on your bucket list?
I’m pretty focused on the present, but I guess… recording an album, writing and directing a screenplay and eventually starting my own creative consultancy
Tied between The Bluest Eye and Sula both by Toni Morrison
“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” Zora Neale Hurston
I am an expert in…???
Human Connection. I studied Sociology— I have a fascination with people, human interaction, their experiences and relationships, so it’s no wonder I work in a people centered industry. Stop by the desk and chat with me!
On any Saturday night you will most likely find me at…???
Home—curled up with a blanket, Netflix and possibly dozing into a nap.