Lauralyn is a Certified Fitness Professional and Health Coach who provides training and personalized instruction in Therapeutic Yoga, Pilates and Nutrition. She has trained with the top yoga therapy experts, including Judith Hanson Lasater, Cora Wen and David Emerson (Yoga for PTSD). She is certified by Santa Monica Yoga, Relax and Renew® and Core Pilates in NYC. She is also a Certified Reiki Master and Mindful Meditation Teacher specializing in stress and pain management.
Lauralyn attended Marymount Manhattan College, pursuing degrees in Political Science and Communications. She also studied psychology at the State University of New York. She worked as a news reporter and was a volunteer journalism teacher at an alternative high school before she made her love of exercise and nutrition her full-time job. She has taught her therapeutic yoga classes to kids at The Boys and Girls Club of America in New York, Gym Box in Los Angeles, and the military non-profit, Iraq Rose, in Southern California before launching her yoga therapy program at Fort Bragg. In addition to her work with the U.S. Army, Lauralyn has owned a successful wellness studio, and appeared on national television and numerous radio shows. She brings her positive mindset, passion for health and resilient energy to her classes. Radically changing her life to regain her own health, “If I can do it, you can do it!” is her motto. Her teaching style is intuitive, informative, down-to-earth and practical.
Lauralyn has been a member of the American Holistic Health Association and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She resides in Long Island, New York, with her husband, a Registered Nurse and Army veteran, and their 2 entertaining Chihuahuas.
I was a front line soldier. It was absolutely devastating and there was no alert when I and many others returned to civilian life. We were not aware of PTSD. We were not aware that it would be difficult for us to fit into society. In fact, we believed we were fitting into society even though it was an ill fit. It was 40 years after Vietnam when I finally decided to heal some of those psychological and emotional scars. Reiki has been a very significant tool to bring peace into my life, to relieve me of the nightmares that come from re-occurring thoughts of war and the acts and deeds committed in war. The energy that Lauralyn transmits to me from this universe is so profound, I just have complete faith and confidence in what she does and it works. In order to receive the energy that she is transmitting to me as a conduit to the universe it’s important for me to be receptive, to believe and to have faith, all of which I do. Lauralyn and other Reiki practitioners know how to transmit this healing energy to the human body. That needs to be provided universally to all citizens who are willing to accept it, it would be a beautiful service for society and our governments to provide.Thomas