Lauralyn is an inspirational speaker, spiritual teacher and Certified Cognitive Behavioral Life Coach, providing helpful tools to facilitate positive change and effective stress management. Her work has led to many travels, including hosting workshops in Los Angeles, New York City, North Carolina and the U.K.
Education and Training
Lauralyn is also certified in Yoga Therapy, Reiki, and Aromatherapy. She has received training at The School of Natural Health Sciences, Santa Monica Yoga and the International Center for Reiki Training.
She attended Marymount Manhattan College and the State University of New York where she studied journalism, political science and psychology. As a journalist, Lauralyn covered human interest news stories, and interviewed pop culture icons including rock band, Linkin Park and bestselling author, Janet Evanovich. Now she writes to raise awareness about issues she cares about, and share stories of hope and healing.
She received critical acclaim from the U.S. Army’s Womack Hospital for developing and launching Yoga for Heroes, the first therapeutic mind/body wellness program for active duty wounded soldiers returning from deployments at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Lauralyn’s holistic program helped soldiers on their road to recovery from physical injuries and PTSD.
Before serving the military, Lauralyn founded a beachfront wellness studio in Orange County, California. She hosted corporate wellness events, appeared on national television, documentaries, and radio shows.
Lauralyn believes in the power and importance of non-profit organizations. She has volunteered teaching yoga and creative writing classes for several children’s organizations including The Boys and Girls Club of America, and provided wellness services to military veterans through Iraq Rose. She was an active member of the United States Army Volunteer Corps. An animal lover, she has also been a Reiki volunteer at a wolf sanctuary!
“Whenever I’ve had extra time and energy, I’ve found myself to drawn to volunteering,” she says. “It’s such a healing experience all around.”
Lauralyn has studied with many eminent teachers. Among them are: Judith Hanson Lasater, physical therapist, author of Relax and Renew, and one of the founders of Yoga Journal; yoga therapy pioneers, Cora Wen and Leslie Bogart, RN; Tao Porchon-Lynch, the world’s oldest yoga teacher; David Emerson, the Founder and Director of Yoga Services for the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute, and author of Overcoming Trauma with Yoga; William Rand, founder of The International Center for Reiki Training, Psychologists Libby Seery and Elmira Strange and Life Coach Charles Virtue, author of Signs from Above.
Lauralyn’s mission to help others alleviate stress, deepen their faith and discover meaning in their lives has been greatly influenced by her personal experiences. She suffered from chronic illness for most of her life due to a genetic condition called Primary Immunodeficiency that inhibits her immune system from protecting her against infections. It took three decades to receive the correct diagnosis.
Along the journey, with fierce diligence, intuitive prowess, flexible lifestyle changes, prayer warriors, and supportive doctors, she overcame autoimmune Pernicious Anemia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, debilitating Lyme Disease, multiple bacterial and parasitic infections, and a “one week to live” diagnosis that required several weeks in hospital. Freed of years housebound, limited to medical disability and food stamps, she dedicated her life to being a source of hope for others.
Living with asthma and a nervous system condition called Dysautonomia, as well as experiencing many hardships and setbacks in life, led her to discovering effective, multifaceted ways to manage her daily symptoms. These empowering life skills, useful to move through any challenge, are what she teaches her followers.
Lauralyn has multiple food and chemical sensitivities due to immunodeficiency, and started creating her own all-natural aromatherapy, bath and body products so she could enjoy the same simple pleasures as others but without breaking out in a rash, hives or other nasty reactions. Her asthma-friendly, chemical-free creations are available in the shop and her eBook, Good Scents, shares tips for how to use aromatherapy to break unhelpful habits and get motivated.
As a Life Coach and Spiritual Mentor, Lauralyn inspired others by unveiling empowering perspectives of stressful situations, encouraging opportunities for positive change, providing stress relief tools, and genuine compassion, knowing how challenging life can be. She values her relationships with clients and enjoys sharing uplifting posts on her Facebook page. In the near future, she is sharing her favorite creative outlets in her online classes to help others awaken their ah-ha moments and create healing through joy. Stay tuned!
During her free time, you can find her cooking up a gluten-free, low carb dish (and posting it on Instagram), catching a flick at the local indie theater, browsing the indie bookshop, admiring a sunset at the beach, or walking her beloved dogs with her husband.
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