Lauren Ash

Lauren Ash, 2016-17 Artist-in-Residence

Lauren Ash is the Founder and Creative Director of Black Girl In Om, a lifestyle brand focused on cultivating holistic wellness, inner beauty, and self empowerment for women of color. She is also a certified yoga instructor, wellness curator, and creative writer. She is passionate about building authentic and meaningful community amongst women of color, people of color more broadly, and creatives and inspiring all people to live by their intentions and chase after their curiosities with enthusiasm, faith, and vision.

Lauren’s work has been published in Design*Sponge, Blavity, and she has recently been featured in Nylon, The Cut, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, and She is currently loving all things sports luxe, red wine, travel, and the monthly black joy centered day party she co-founded: Party Noire.

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Upcoming Programs

Tue, May 9, 2017 at noon and 6pm***  |  Seva Series: Cultivate Mindfulness

Join Artist-in-Residence Lauren Ash for an hour-long practice of Seva and mindfulness. Seva (say-va) is a Sanskrit word representing the act of selfless service. Lauren will offer Seva practice at the Arts Incubator on the second Tuesday of every month. All those who join will create and engage in meaningful exchange. Attendees will also cultivate mindfulness through movement, meditation, and guided activity. In alignment with the objectives of her residency, Lauren is crafting Seva as a space that centers the healing of self-identified people of color.

Note: this is not a yoga class


Previous Seva Practice Dates: 
Feb 14, 2017 / 12pm + 6pm
Mar 28, 2017 / 12pm + 6pm 
Apr 11, 2017  /  12pm + 6pm
***Mar 14 session cancelled due to hazardous weather conditions. 
Photo credit: Bradley A. Murray
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