I have been in private practice since 2006 doing consultations, treatments, and bodywork. I view the pursuit of health and wellness as an active practice and — due to my art school background — approach it from a creative design process. I draw from a broad knowledge base to bring you creative solutions to your health and wellness concerns. When working with me you can expect out-of-the-box solutions and a supportive, non-judgemental approach. My diverse toolbox includes Structural Integration and the practical remedies that Ayurveda’s ancient wisdom gives us. Teaching is an important part of my work. I enjoy shining a light the situation at hand while illuminating the path forward.
I am a graduate of the Soma Institute of Neuromuscular Integration and the California College of Ayurveda. I have studied extensively with Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Sarita Shrestha, Mary Thompson, and Dennis Flaherty. I continue my studies in the fields of holistic wellness and the Vedic sciences.
Before answering the call to facilitate healing, I did other culturally relevant work: typesetting Pokémon cards. Today I combine my expertise in desktop publishing with my desire to make the topic of health and wellness accessible to a wide audience by creating gorgeous and engaging books, such as Blissful Belly.
I am lucky to partner with some awesome local talent so that together we can offer many rich and diverse services to our community.
Laura Ann Smith, LMTAyurvedic Health Practitioner, Somassage® Practitioner, and Certified Hypnotherapist
Laura Ann Smith brings over 20 years of massage practice together with her training in Ayurvedic principles and therapies in order to provide deep and nurturing bodywork. Her treatments combine the ancient methods utilized in Ayurveda for nourishing and detoxifying with the intuitive touch of a practiced therapist. Laura has also been trained to serve clients with hypnotherapy and EFT (Meridian Tapping) to help explore and/or release mental or emotional habits that have become obstacles to happiness and spiritual emergence. Laura provides bodywork and guidance to pregnant and postpartum mothers as well as to clients during the Panchakarma cleanse. Laura is a certified yoni steam provider, Lic. Hypnotherapist, is certified in MindBody Therapy by Embodied Philosophy, and a priestess of the Tantric Rose Mystery School.
Isabel empowers women with digestive issues to take charge of their health naturally. She also works with women looking to Ayurveda for general preventative health. Consultations provide simple, everyday tools to align body, mind, and spirit for optimal health on every level. Ayurveda provides balance not only for today, but for years to come.