Laura Mensen

Laura was born in Canada, but spent 5 of her younger years growing up on the white sand beaches of Turks and Caicos. She returned more permanently 10 years ago to join her sister, Lindsay in  creating wellness retreats on the small, private island of Ambergis Cay. Fast forward 10 years, and Laura and Lindsay co-own retreat Yoga and Wellness Studio founded in 2014, and more recently, their vegan cafe and juice bar, retreat Kitchen, opened December 2016.

Laura acquired her 200 hr ytt through the Barkan Method Hot Yoga school, and later, her 500 hr ytt at the Asheville Yoga Center. She has been teaching yoga for 9 years, and is also a Holistic Nutritionist and Raw food health Educator. Marrying her passion for both yoga and wellness, Laura has created her business around her own lifestyle beliefs and values, and what she wants to share with the world.

When Laura is off her mat, and outside of the Kitchen, she is playing on the beach or in the ocean with her husband and their two potcakes, connecting with family and friends, working on DIY projects, running, painting, laughing, or just relaxing with a glass of vino.

Laura's main goal in life is to enjoy every moment of it. She is open to new experiences and ways of thinking and continues to change, grow, and evolve with the twists and turns of the world around her.