Education and Training
Lauralyn is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Life Coach, Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master and Aromatherapist. She 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. During her career 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.
Lauralyn created 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. She worked with the Warrior Transition Battalion, Womack Hospital, and was a member of the Army Volunteer Corps.
Before serving the military, Lauralyn owned a wellness studio in Orange County, California where she provided classes and consults. She’s hosted corporate wellness events in New York City, taught in England, and appeared on several media programs sharing tips about overcoming challenges and managing stress.
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 rare genetic immunodeficiency condition. She survived a terminal illness prognosis in her 20’s, and was once housebound and dependent on medical disability and food stamps. That experience, and living with a rare neurological illness, led to her discovering effective, multifaceted ways to manage stress and symptoms. Everything she does, from creating prayer cards to handcrafted all natural skin care, is inspired by her personal wellness journey.
Lauralyn values her relationships with clients and enjoys sharing uplifting posts on her Facebook page. When not whipping up a batch of healing serums or yummy scented soaps, you can find her watching a movie at the local indie theater, browsing the indie bookshop downtown, admiring a sunset at the beach and walking in her favorite nature park with her husband and dogs.
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.
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Business Hours: 12-5 PM, Thursday-Saturday