Lauralyn is an inspirational speaker, spiritual teacher and certified cognitive behavioral life coach, integrating holistic approaches to help facilitate positive change within non-judgemental and confidential coaching sessions and classes. She has taught therapeutic workshops in Los Angeles, New York City, North Carolina and the U.K.
Education and Training
Lauralyn is also certified in Hypnotherapy, 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 is a member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists, established to set a recognized benchmark for Holistic Therapy Training.
Prior to opening her professional coaching practice, 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 military 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. It’s success received recognition and support from the psychology department at Womack Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Battalion.
In addition to her work with the U.S. Army, Lauralyn founded a serene beachfront coaching business and meditation studio in Orange County, California, taught yoga and meditation classes in Los Angeles and England, was a presenter at The Seed in New York City, hosted corporate wellness events, and appeared on national television, documentaries, and on numerous radio shows.
Lauralyn believes in the power and importance of non-profit organizations, and several of her clients work in this field. She has volunteered teaching yoga and creative writing classes for The Boys and Girls Club of America, Harriet Eisman Community School, Iraq Rose for veterans, and was a 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, Psychologist, Libby Seery, specializing in CBT and the therapeutic use of technology; Motivational Psychologist and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy professor, Elmira Strange, author of Your Guide To Happy and Stress-Free Living; Dr. Doreen Virtue, psychologist and bestselling author of Angel Therapy and Life Coach, Charles Virtue, author of Signs from Above.
Her Personal Achievements
Lauralyn’s challenges in life and professional experience enables her to empathize with various challenges her clients are facing and be able to help them move through them effectively. Here are some of the big challenges she’s overcome:
She refused to let traumatic childhood experiences define her, and has learned to adapt to the grief of loved ones passing away too soon. She miraculously survived a “one week to live” medical prognosis, and radically changed her diet, lifestyle, and belief system, curing herself of two autoimmune diseases. She overcame chronic illness, living on disability and food stamps to founding a thriving wellness business. She narrowly escaped a devastating house fire, in which she lost most of her belongings, and bravely and optimistically started her life over again. She overcame the torturous symptoms of PTSD and decided to help others with it, too.
She endured homelessness after Hurricane Sandy, and conquered a debilitating case of Lyme Disease. She embarked on a new, empowering health education after a relapse of Dysautonomia, and once again listened to the meaning of illness to make more positive life changes. She married her soul mate, and adopted two adorable Chihuahuas from opposite coasts of America.
The foundation of her resilience is her faith in God, dedication to personal growth, and belief that we are each here to serve a purpose, and our experiences help us discover what that purpose is. She uses her life experiences as a teaching and healing tool to motivate and inspire others to keep the faith, pursue their dreams, and work toward peace.
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Business Hours: 12-5 PM, Thursday-Saturday