Working With Laurie
I use evidence-informed therapeutic yoga practices to help people overcome physical and mental limitations that prevent them from living their full potential. I also serve as a resource for healthcare professionals and other yoga teachers as they integrate mind-body therapies into their own work with stressed clients.
As a member of the first class to receive a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy degree from Maryland University of Integrative Health, I blend Eastern and Western approaches to health and wellness and am always learning more. I'm also a trained pilates instructor, which adds to the toolkit I can use with clients.
I sometimes hear, "Wow, I'm not sick—I don't need all that!" True health—physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual—requires a multifaceted approach. I believe that our human birthright is to move well beyond okayness or simple lack of disease to shine and thrive. For me, yoga as therapy provides a wonderful vehicle to allow this personal growth.
I tailor my work with individuals and small groups to suit their specific concerns and challenges. Private sessions typically include:
- Assessment of posture, musculoskeletal function, breath, and energy drawing on both Western scientific knowledge and yogic tradition (vayus, koshas, gunas)
- Physical yoga practices (asana, ranging from mild to challenging, depending on your needs), pilates-style exercises for stability and control, breathwork (pranayama), meditative practices (mantra, mudra, and more), and even work based on yoga philosophy (yamas and niyamas)
- Customized home practice (audio, video, writing—whatever format[s] best support your learning)
- Comprehensive plan that addresses both student and therapist goals
Intake Form & Policies
Contact me to schedule a session, and please fill out an intake form to bring with you. Feel free to answer the questions as you're comfortable, and know that I keep all client information strictly confidential.
My initial session, intake, and assessment is typically 90 minutes ($120); subsequent sessions ($90) are usually 60 minutes. I offer military and senior discounts, as well as 5- and 10-session packages.
Please give 24 hours' notice to cancel an appointment; I have limited session times available, so less than 24-hour notice will incur the full cost of your appointment. I recognize that emergencies come up and make exceptions when appropriate, but please understand that your self-care should be a top priority!