With many of us feeling called to nourish, cleanse, heal and strengthen our bodies and a desire to realign during this uncertain time, we are blessed to have had many new souls grace our Aligned Tribe community over the last few weeks. I am super excited to welcome you all and honor your desire to deepen your awareness and become more empowered and connected to your miraculous body! So I’d love to go deep with you, introduce myself and share my story. I’d also love to hear your stories and what inspires you!
As you know by now, my name is Lauren Roxburgh — AKA “Lo Rox” — and I am an author, speaker, wellness educator and body alignment expert. I am originally from Northern California but made my way down the coast to attend college and play water polo at University of California, Santa Barbara before settling in Los Angeles to pursue my passion for wellness. I now live in Brentwood, a neighborhood on the westside of LA, with my Kiwi husband, Gus, and two little mermaids, Cameron and Jamie.
I first discovered my path to anAligned Life when I was 16 years old and my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. At the time, I was leading an active life as an All-American swimmer with a passion for nutrition and fitness. Seeing my mother battle emotional stress and cancer at a young age left a huge impression on me and encouraged me to turn my pain into purpose and passion into career. I soon realized that a holistic approach is the key to living a happy, healthy and authentic life and I was inspired to find natural ways to prevent dis-ease and learn to thrive, not just survive.
This realization also jump started my path to alignment, as it motivated me to dig deeper and uncover knowledge and wisdom about the mind, body, heart and spirit. At UCSB, I dedicated myself to this passion and received a degree in nutrition and exercise science. In addition to my college degree, I also received certifications in personal training, Classical Pilates, yoga, and a form of energy healing called reiki. With these experiences, I went back to my sporty roots and began working with some of the greatest athletes on the planet, helping them reach and maintain their highest potential.
At this point, it sounds like I had it all figured out and was leading a happy and successful life in the wellness space, right? Not exactly. We all go through tough times to get to our present selves and, during this time, I was going through a tough time. Not to mention: I still had some things to learn (don’t we all?). I found myself in an unhappy marriage and, at the same time, taking care of my mother, whose cancer had returned and eventually took her life in her early 60s. While all of this was going on, my business manager was busy (indeed) taking advantage of my hard work, embezzling money from me and almost bankrupting me! It was during this painful time that I found an incredible body alignment technique called Structural Integration (Rolfing).
Structural Integration is a wonderful healing system that focuses on the fascia, which is the way the body relates to gravity and stress — whether it be physical or emotional. This technique was the turning point in my life, career, and passion. I’m a firm believer that we can either be a victim or a creator in our lives and that every obstacle is truly an opportunity for growth, expansion and learning to lead with love. And I credit these obstacles and my discovery of Structural Integration with helping me to connect to my true calling, which is to help others find alignment and freedom in their bodies and lives and to help them connect to their authentic selves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
This calling is what led me to create a system to empower us all to become our own “body whisperers” through my Aligned Life Studio, which features hours of workouts, healing sequences that you can do in the comfort and safety of your own home, as well as things like my ‘Fascia Foods’ recipes and Aligned Conversations with some of the top wellness experts in the world. Some of my other key tools include my Taller Slimmer Younger Transformation 10-week online program, my signatures rollers and body alignment tools, as well as my two best-selling books, Taller, Slimmer, Younger: 21 Days to a Foam Roller PhysiqueandThe Power Source: The Hidden Key to Ignite Your Core, Empower Your Body, Release Stress, and Realign Your Life.
As well as personally sharing my method with many top celebrities and professional athletes, it is my honor to share this with you, wherever you are in the world. And while we are all currently being ‘Safer at Home’, now is the perfect time to dive deep into knowing yourself more, creating your home sanctuary of Aligned Life tools and workouts and connecting with our incredible Aligned Tribe community. Not only will you look and feel better, you’ll also be enhancing your overall wellbeing and immune system at a time when it has never been more important to be healthy.
So welcome to this journey, and please join me on this path to “Align your body, Align your life.”