Born and raised in Miami, Lauren Marie Peña is an Award Winning
Filmmaker, Vinyasa & Hot Power Yoga Instructor, World Traveler, as well as SAG/AFTRA Actress & Dancer. At age 19, Lauren moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a filmmaker, where she created award-winning films. The change of lifestyle that she experienced in LA led Lauren to incorporate health, well-being, and self-care into her daily life. In 2010, she left Los Angeles to travel the world and train with the top teachers in the yoga industry. Lauren's short films have screened and won awards at festivals around the world. Lauren's directorial debut "Easy Money" took home the award for "Best Short Film" at the Cinema City International Film Festival. Her film "Christmas Confessional" garnered her the title of "Breakout Filmmaker" by Project Breakout, which took her talents abroad to London. "No Dark, No Light" premiered at Miami Art Basel and won the "Best of Fest" & "Audience Award" at Multiversal Film Festival. She has traveled to countries such as China, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Greece, and Cyprus working and producing projects in front of as well as behind the camera.