Laura is a Holistic Health Practioner who specializes in the Vedic Sciences. Her work is to help others maintain or regain optimal health by understanding how nature works within them.
Through the modalities of counseling, massage, writing, teaching and art, Laura integrates her background in Ayurveda with Jyotish (Traditional medicine & Vedic astrology), to provide truly holistic and highly individualized recommendations that inspire her clients to live healthfully and in alignment with their own unique nature and their personal ratio of the five elements within all of us- earth, air, fire, water and ether. .
She believes wholeheartedly in the importance of experiential healing, and is passionate about connecting herself and others to the natural and cosmic world, recognizing that both external and internal versions of these realms exist for each of us.
In addition to her 1000's of hours of schooling and education in Ayurveda and Jyotish, Laura is also a licensed massage therapist with a specialization in Vedic massage techniques such as Shirodhara and Abhyanga. She has also completed graduate studies in Applied Psychology and Education and holds certifications in both eastern and western herbalism, aromatherapy, dynamic body stretching, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, permaculture, wilderness survival, neuro-linguistic programming, bio-resonance testing, dream analysis and emotional soma relationship work.
Her love for learning has also had her extensively studying cognitive typing and personality theory, body language and tension indicators through non-verbal-communication, micro-expressions and postural analysis, and has gifted 1000's of hours from her life towards understanding, applying and teaching the interplay of genetics and nutrition via the emerging science of nutrigenomics.
Beyond any of the teachings she has received externally however, Laura attributes much of her credibility in educating others about health, healing and awareness of Self from her own ongoing journey in recovering from a complicated and systemic neurodegenerative disease, which at one point left her crippled and wheelchair bound, but now leaves her with more gratitude and possibility than she could ever have imagined.
All external credentials aside then, Laura feels the most important part of providing support to others is that she is doing the difficult but exciting work alongside them, summed up in the wise words of her beloved teacher, Ram Dass, "We are all just walking each other home."