Your Body is speaking to you.
Sometimes it whispers, sometimes it shouts.
I’ll assist you in deciphering what it’s trying to say. I will guide you to the Wholeness and Wellness your Body, Mind, and Spirit are longing for you to realize.
Laurie provides a scaffold of nurturing and heart centered guidance and support. She is a powerful and impactful Healer, Hatha Yoga Instructor, Keynote Speaker, M.C. & Author.
Whether pain has stopped you in your tracks, or you find yourself wondering “How on earth did I get here?”, Laurie offers a variety of healing modalities to heal, restore, revive and guide you to live a healthful, vibrant life!
With an extensive background in hospice support, I understand how difficult it can be to navigate huge transition & loss and to find meaning in crisis.
Are You Hiding? Do you barely recognize yourself in the mirror?
Feeling disconnected? Misunderstood? Out of place?
“You are not broken – you have simply forgotten”. Let me help.
The scope of therapies Laurie implements on a personalized level include:
Energy Therapies (Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, Access Consciousness BARS);
Intuitive Hatha Yoga Instruction;
Nutritional Support, including Water Guidance;
Essential Oils & Raindrop Therapy practices;
Meditations & Group Gatherings;
Space Clearing & Cleansing.
“Laurie is someone to experience, rather than describe. Every moment of her day is directed by her heart, and she makes moving from a place of love seem innate and easy. She is 100% present, and she exudes a loving energy that, quite simply, changes anyone who crosses her path. I have personally experienced Laurie’s magic and the deep healing she provides through Therapeutic Touch and using the raindrop technique; each time, I have been changed for the better. Laurie’s love, kindness and talents extend far beyond her therapeutic offerings as she continually opens her heart to others by volunteering her time and energy supporting organizations and events that are in line with her passion for making a difference for others in need and in the world itself. Make no mistake about it, Laurie is a change maker, and if you are graced with her presence, pay careful attention because her impact on you will be profound and life altering in a very, very positive way. ” Diana R
“I had the most wonderful, soul tingling therapeutic touch session today with the absolutely lovely Laurie Michelle… The most relaxed I’ve felt in forever, I’m about to sink into bed and (fingers crossed!) sleep the night away” CB
Message from Laurie:
I notice things. I notice a lot of things. Always have.
I am keenly attuned with the energy in a space, person, or object.
This skill informs my healing practice immensely, since I intuitively know where to focus my attention to help ease the pain of my clients. It helps me in my Hospice volunteering. As I sit with people in their final breaths, noticing the many and varied subtleties of change to their breathing, their hands, the feeling in the room, and whether I should play music (and if so, what kind?) or if now is the perfect time for silence.
I notice when negative thoughts arise, and I use different tools to release them. Sometimes I simply re-frame them in a positive way. For example “don’t trip” turns into “please be careful”. Sometimes when hearing others with negative messaging, I silently send out positive re-framing which guides the energy to bounce and shift to something uplifting. And I believe that by so doing, positive energy ripples throughout the entire space.
I notice how a sincere, friendly smile or simple gesture can uplift someone. How far it impacts. Simply because one person took the time to offer a friendly word or some other comfort to someone.
People often comment on how positive and enthusiastic I am. How much I laugh – and loudly! I clearly am open hearted, service-oriented, and do choose the silver lining over the cloud. My frame of mind is to inspire and uplift, to model what I call heart-centered living by example.
Someone once wondered how I can be so happy all the time, especially knowing the intense type of work I have pursued. It’s not that I have not seen pain, witnessed deep sadness and fear, or lost meaningful relationships or connections. It’s that I choose to see them for the gift they were; to take the lessons from those losses; to glean the wisdom but to release with love.
What works best for me is to open my heart, to deeply inhale all of life’s goodness, and to exhale it all out back to the world. To wholeheartedly express the spontaneous bubbling of laughter that so often radiates from me. To be in childlike wonder and curiosity of this amazing planet and of all the life she supports. To listen intently – to hear what you are not saying; what you may never be able to say. To reach more deeply, I am dedicated to my inspired Energy Work, my daily gratitude and Yoga practice, I created this website, and am writing for multiple platforms (magazine articles, online posts, plus a book – actually 2 books this year….). Wish me luck!
To honour the sharing of wisdom and experiences, I have also created a gathering space – a place for collaboration, connection, meditation, & mindfulness. For passing lessons and resources along to others, who in turn become our teachers.
Together, we are weaving a tapestry of community. I invite you to join our events and collaborations. Check out the “Upcoming Events ” menu tab for upcoming gatherings.
Heart Centered Living originated in Kelowna, BC, Canada. We are currently supporting this community online while we travel the world! And we are creating a YouTube channel of our Travelling lifestyle, Chinese Martial Arts and Yoga movement, daily Earthing practice, Contemplations, Poetry and writing, plus other topics that inspire us. Connect anytime via firstname.lastname@example.org.
200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
June 3 – 25, 2017
Yoga Theory and Practicum: Poses, Flows, Benefits, Contra-Indications, History
Meditation: Mudras, Bandhas
Anatomy & Body Systems: Muscular, Skeletal, Respiratory, GastroIntestinal, Circulatory, Endocrine, Integumentary, Nervous, Lymphatic, Immune, Reproductive and Urinary Systems
Nutrition effects/benefits for various Body Types & Blood Types
Self-Discovery & Awareness: Articulating Values & Boundaries, Understanding Self & Others
Energy work: Reiki theory, practicum, and Attunements for Levels 1 and 2.
Living with Grief Program
- The Longest Loss: Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Akashic Records Course 2015
Expanded awareness in insights, decision-making and creating new ideas and projects.
Identifying & releasing old thought patterns,
Embodying what Soul is wanting to bring through & how to integrate this into many aspects of life.
International Congress, Therapeutic Touch International Association,
sponsored in part by the American Holistic Nurses Association, April 17, 18, 19, 2015:
- The Power of Intention, Stephan A Schwartz
- Future-shaping the Dialogue Therapeutic Touch as a Highly Human Function,
Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, QTTT
- Creating a Theory of Healing through Therapeutic Touch,
moderated by Mary Anne Hanley, PhD, RN, QTTT
- The Neurophysiology of Compassion, Kathy Wilmering, MSW, PMHNP, BC, QTTT
- Human Consciousness and Healing, Susan Wager, MD
- Therapeutic Touch, a Global Perspective,
International Panel, moderated by Heike Rahn, QTTT
- International Communities of Healing, Past and Future,
Margaret Courtwright, BS, RN, and Gladys T. McGarey, MD, MD (H),
President of the Foundation of Living Medicine, Founder of the American Holistic Medical Association.
- Therapeutic Touch with PreTerm Infants: The Unfolding Landscape,
Mary Anne Hanley, PhD, RN, QTTT
- TT Documentation using C.A.R.E. notes, Marilyn Johnston-Svoboda, RN, EdD, QTTT and
Sue Conlin, BA, QTTT, President of Therapeutic Touch International Association
Access Consciousness BARS Course, 2012
Therapeutic Touch Levels 1 and 2, 2012
Psychosocial Care of the Dying and Bereaved,
program accredited by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Oct 29 – Nov 2, 2012
Living with Grief; Ethical Dilemmas at the End of Life,
presented by the Hospice Foundation of America, April 2005