We are so excited to announce Pura's newest ambassador, Mary Beth LaRue. Yoga teacher, goal coach, and co-founder of Rock Your Bliss
with Pura Ambassador, Jacki Carr. Venice Beach based, you'll find Mary Beth riding her bike, browsing farmers markets and spending time with her husband and English bulldog, Rosy. Mary Beth's mission is to help others lead a sustainable, fulfilling and blissful life.
We loved having the opportunity to do this fun Q & A with Mary Beth!
ROCK YOUR BLISS- you talk about helping people find "sustainable, fulfilling bliss." This sounds wonderful. Can you elaborate a little?
We truly believe that we are the designers of our lives and the architects of our own joy. Through a practice both on and off the yoga mat we introduce tools to help "blisscrafters" get in touch with their values, thoughts and actions and more powerfully create lives of their design.
What got you started on this path of empowering other women through yoga and goal coaching?
Honestly it began because it was work that I needed. Both yoga and coaching have helped me heal thoughts and beliefs about my body and life that had been holding me back for years. I love working with women because I believe in uplifting and empowering one another, as well as holding space to be authentic and vulnerable.
When you were a little girl, what did you mostly see yourself doing in life as a career? Does it make sense what you do now, or does it surprise you?
A writer. I've found this beautiful marriage of teaching yoga, coaching and writing that truly fulfills me. Words are everything to me.
Virgo to the core.
You were just featured on the cover of the Yoga Journal. Congratulations! It's BEAUTIFUL, by the way. What has been your biggest takeaway from this experience?
Thank you so much. Honestly it's to trust the path you are on and to keep your eyes on your own path. Earlier in my career I kept looking to others for the "answer" or to mimic their own careers or choices. It was only when I was true to myself and what I'm meant to do that magic started happening.
What advice would you give to your 13-year-old self?
Two things - one would be to slow down, to enjoy being thirteen and to let life unfold as it should. The other would be to be much gentler with myself. It was around that age that body image issues really started to take root and I so wish I could bear hug my thirteen year old self and tell her how beautiful she is.
The Beauty Ritual- What does this mean to you, and why do all-natural and organic products enhance your own rituals?
Taking the time to nourish myself with products that are TRULY nourishing is sustenance. It's a beautiful ritual to start and end my day and something I infuse the utmost intention into.
What makes you laugh, and if you weren't living in sunny California, where would you live?
My husband and our English bulldog, Rosy. They make me laugh constantly.
I can't imagine not living in beautiful California, but honestly I'd probably live in the midwest, closer to my family and where I grew up. But California is one of my soul mates and my family loves it as much as I do.