Laurie’s unique, personalized, one-to-one approach combines a range of yoga therapy tools and mindful practices that promote optimal health, well-being, and relaxation in both adults and teens. Whether clients are dealing with pain, stiffness, disease, physical disability, stress, or simply feel disconnected, personalized yoga therapy is an integrative practice that complements any other healing modality. Laurie addresses each individual’s specific symptoms with a custom mix of movement, breathing, yoga philosophy/lifestyle, meditation, and mindfulness, carefully measuring and monitoring her clients’ current status, changes, and progress by using several different metrics from one session to the next. As a practitioner, she deeply listens and observes while guiding clients toward their own mindful self-awareness, inner wisdom, and healing.
One of the methods she has found to be powerfully transformational is iRest Yoga Nidra meditation a system of guided mindfulness that results in deep restoration of the senses, physical, emotional, and mental balance and equanimity for her clients. Individuals learn to meet the daily challenges of life with more ease and sense of well being.
Laurie was certified as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapy (IAYT) after graduating from the Yoga Therapy RX program at Loyola Marymount University in August 2014, including an internship at the Simms/Mann Venice Family Clinic working with chronic pain patients. She earned her iRest Yoga Nidra facilitator certification from the Integrative Restoration Institute in 2017. Laurie’s passion to share life-changing yogic wisdom and mindfulness arises from a deep desire to bring peace and healing to her community. She volunteers as a yoga therapist at the Simms/Mann Venice Family Clinic, offers free group meditation at Cerritos College, mentors LMU yoga therapy interns, serves as a City Leader for the non-profit organization Sidewalk Talk, and is a member of the Beach Cities Health District Student Mental Health Task Force.