Education and Training
Lauralyn is a Cognitive Behavioral Life Coach, and 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 studio in Orange County, California where she provided classes and consults. She’s also worked with clients overseas in England. She’s hosted corporate wellness events in New York City, and appeared on national television, documentaries, and podcasts.
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.
She survived a terminal illness prognosis in her 20’s, and was once housebound and dependent on medical disability and food stamps. Each time she overcame a disabling infection and regained her health, she jumped back into her love of helping others and achieved another level of personal and professional success.
A neurological condition called Dysautonomia (POTS Syndrome), as well as experiencing many hardships and setbacks in life, led her to discovering effective, multifaceted ways to manage stress and symptoms. CBT, and faith and trust in God’s plan is what has helped her maintain an optimistic outlook. These empowering life skills, useful to move through any challenge, are what she teaches her clients.
Lauralyn inspires others by sharing personal stories and unveiling empowering perspectives of stressful situations. She values her relationships with clients and enjoys sharing uplifting posts on her Facebook page.
Some of her favorite things: cooking 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, and walking her beloved dogs with her husband.
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