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Lauren Ashley Miller


MA 2012, American Studies

Founder and CEO of Black Girl In Om (New Orleans, LA)

Lauren Ash has clarity about her purpose – she is here to expand the consciousness of black women and women of color. Since founding Black Girl In Om in 2014, her vision has led to the creation of transformational experiences and content that radically centers and authentically speaks to a historically and consistently marginalized global community. From executive producing and hosting the Black Girl In Om podcast – which has reached more than two million listeners within its four season run – to touring the globe guiding meditations, yoga, and transformational conversations for thousands of black women and women of color, Lauren’s contributions to the world ultimately reflect what she once needed and didn’t see.

As a meditation and yoga teacher, Lauren centers compassionate presence, unconditional love, and intention. Lauren has repeatedly been recognized as a trailblazer in the contemporary wellness movement. She has been affirmed for “fostering a community of healing” by The New York Times. She has been named “a master practitioner of #blackgirlmagic” and “a leading voice in the healthy-living world” by Well+Good. Shape has declared her “one of the most important voices in the wellness industry.” She has been featured in ESSENCE’s “Woke 100” List and signaled as one of Wanderlust’s “35 under 35 in Wellness to Watch.”