top of page

this is my life's work

I'm an intuitive, introverted, sensitive human being. I was never a coordinated or athletic kid.  I loved to draw, dream, read and climb trees, but gym class and sports left me feeling confused and uncoordinated. What seemed to be natural and effortless for others just didn’t come easy for me at all. I figured movement just wasn’t something that I was made to do. ​

My sensitivity and tendency to live in my inner world often felt lonely and isolated, and I tended toward codependency, anxiety and depression. By the time I was 18, I’d been hospitalized for suicidal tendencies and was an expert on the pharmacopeia of anti-depressants. For the next 10 years, I tried all kinds of therapy and medication, but mostly, I was resigned to be the kind of person who would just always be unhappy. 

laura stands in shadow in front of the river

It’s not exaggerating at all to tell you that movement changed my life.


​When I left my first yoga class, I was overwhelmed with well-being and hope. Learning to experience life inside my body after being so completely disconnected from it gave me a new way of feeling and dealing with my mental and emotional experience. I soon found meditation, which has given me the tools and capacity to handle the ups and downs of life, and then Tibetan Buddhism, whose spiritual tenets are the foundation of my sense of service with others. My most recent studies in working with the unconscious (through a post-Jungian lens) have opened countless doorways to deeper meaning and possibility. I continue to learn and study the human body, and the ways in which it intersects with our psyche. 

There was never anything wrong with me, and there's nothing wrong with you, either.

We all need the right support and the right practices to hold us so we can learn and grow at our own pace, in our own direction.​  The ways in which I felt isolated and lonely have been transformed into a unique gift to understand, support, and guide others on their own journeys in their bodies.  


I am honored by the trust others place in me

You can read about my values here.  


certifications, affiliations, etc

bottom of page