B.S., C.A.S., P.K.S., RYT-500
Laurel was born and raised in the Northern California town of Auburn, California. In 2013 she graduated from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Her desire to seek a greater connection between nutrition and the overall physical, mental, emotional and spiritual state of Being led her to begin studies at the California College of Ayurveda (CCA) in the fall of 2013. She has since completed schooling at CCA with certifications as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, Ayurvedic Massage and Body Therapist (including Marma Point, Dough Basti, Pinda Svedana and Ayurvedic Facial Therapies), Pancha Karma Specialist and Ayurvedic Herbalist. She also completed a congruent 500-hour yoga teacher training program through Vira Bhava Yoga, a program inspired by Sri Vidya Tantra and Para Yoga philosophies, which wove sweetly with her Ayurvedic studies.
While at CCA, Laurel worked extensively in the Pancha Karma department cooking for patients and administering therapies. She is currently on-staff at CCA working as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) & Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS) Intern Supervisor.
Laurel loves the holistic mindset that Ayurveda embodies as well as the deep connection to nature that this system is rooted in. Her belief is that in getting in touch with the flow of nature and understanding ourselves on a deeper level, we will truly be able to create a more conscious, connected world. Ayurveda and Yoga offer empowering tools for an individual to take healing into their own hands and hearts.
Having joined the Blue Sage team in 2017, Laurel is deeply honored to be intimately present and available for the profound healing and transformation that unfolds within a stay at the Sanctuary. Holding space for each individual’s process is incredibly humbling and expansive – Laurel is exceptionally grateful to be a channel for the knowledge and energy of Ayurveda and she looks forward to having the opportunity to assist your healing journey.