HI, I'M LAURA!
As a culture that glorifies personal development we love to wax poetical about living better lives, but what we often gloss over is what I feel is so essential to lasting happiness. Truly integrating our sexuality and the wholeness of our sensual nature. Pleasure as a pathway to spiritual growth. This is the next big frontier, as I see it.
We still experience sexuality as a place of taboo and shame, which keeps us from fully knowing the extent of our power and divinity.
I believe that every aspect of you needs a safe space to be explored, expressed, and celebrated. It allows the judgement to cease, acceptance and love to flow in, and true healing to occur. You rediscover the sacred power within you by meeting yourself with Love.
I want all women to feel fully in their power. But, what I find is that women are terrified of their own bodies, afraid of their sexuality and living in a state of disempowerment. I sure was. It took me well into my 30's to begin a new relationship of appreciation with my body.
There is a depth and an unshakable confidence that comes from truly owning and celebrating your sensual nature and all of the aspects of yourself. I believe it to be the key to live your life truly radiant from the inside out.
The two things I loved most as a kid were dancing in my underwear and creating magical spaces out in nature for mystical creature-friends. Little did I know this was actually priming me for my soul's work– teaching embodied feminine movement and holding sacred space for magical coaching clients. Ha! I wish I knew how on target I was right from the get-go. Instead, I took the scenic route getting here by studying biology and chemistry in college, then attending design school, and working in the graphic design scene in New York City for a decade and a half.
Somewhere along the line I made the realization that I wasn't really happy. My body was dying from sitting at a desk all day and my soul song was pretty weak. A friend suggested an energy healer, which at the time seemed super woo-woo to me, but I went and that changed the course of my life forever. The healing was beautiful, but more than that this woman turned me on to S Factor, Mama Gena, and many other avenues of feminine empowerment.
I devoured my sensual movement classes and made life-long girlfriends within that space. I transformed. The super-shy, always reserved, shut down me was left in the locker room as the bold, badass, sexy AF, unapologetic me danced wildly and with more freedom and bliss than I knew was possible. So, naturally, I became a teacher.
I taught feminine movement for a year before my son was born, and I attribute my newfound body trust to choosing to birth him at home. Motherhood brought with it a new level of power and a new level of challenges. I grew more than I thought I could. We moved back to Texas. My daughter was born and I grew even more. It felt impossible. But it happened.
Throughout this time I became obsessed with esoteric philosophies, mystical teachings, new age healers and wayshowers. I was simultaneously waking up spiritually and sexually all at once. The two paths converging felt natural and right far beyond what I had been taught or conditioned to believe.
I began coaching other women, helping guide them back to themselves. The transformation was so beautiful to witness and the work so rewarding that I desired to go deeper. I enrolled in Layla Martin's VITA Sex, Love, & Relationships coaching certification program, and I am currently putting the finishing touches on my last requirements for graduation.