Hudson Valley native and Marist Alum '12, Lauren Hoheusle is the creator of Chakra Bowls; a popular plant-based café located in Poughkeepsie, NY. Lauren is grateful to be able to share her passion for improving health and wellness, in order to help others live a happier, healthier lifestyle. Beginning as a blog concept in 2016, Chakra Bowls quickly developed into a local delivery service in 2017, with the first brick-and-mortar location opening its doors in October 2018. Chakra Bowls is based upon the concept of the Chakra System, which states that we have 7 energy centers, or "chakras" that correlate to different areas of our body, and are connected to our mind, body, and overall well-being. Understanding that different foods affect and help to balance these chakras, along with a deep passion for holistic forms of health care, Chakra Bowls was born. The goal has remained the same--find ways to offer health and wellness to our community, and assist others in feeding their body, while nourishing their soul.