Who runs Remindful by Laura?
Hi there! My name is Laura and I am a mindfulness coach, yoga teacher-in-training, as well as hold a MSc in medical science.
My journey towards a mindful and holistic life started when I chose to study biomedicine at university. I've always been fascinated to learn about how the body works and how to thrive physiologically and psychologically.
During a stressful period at university, I came across Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now" and it really was the start of a new world opening for me.
I used to be very sceptical of everything related to mindfulness and yoga. It felt too spiritual and airy-fairy to me and did not resonate with my scientific mindset before. I also used to think I thrived in fast-paced environments and yoga and mindfulness just felt plain and boring for me.
However , as I went to some yoga classes at the gym, I noticed how much calmer and more grounded I felt after each class. I became kinder to myself and was able to unwind deeper from my day. The process of exploring yoga sparked my curiosity to deepen my experience and opened my heart to trust the feeling. I also checked for peer-reviewed evidence on mindfulness and yoga and it turned out there were plenty!
As I started meditating and deepened my yoga practice, I quickly noticed whole new layers of myself unraveling. I noticed how I could observe my thoughts, feelings, and emotions from a distance, and it became obvious to me that we they are simply things that we have and that our core being is so much deeper than that.
Mindfulness and yoga have opened a whole new view of the world for me, getting me on a deep inner journey of self-discovery. It has helped me unblock my true self layer by layer, by stripping away the conditioning I received growing up and liberating me from a strong identification with my thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
I’ve also always been passionate about health and the way the human body works, which was the reason why I chose to study medical sciences at the university. Learning how the body works on a molecular level and how all the systems in our bodies work together to create optimal health has been very motivational for me to also take care of my own health in a holistic way.
Throughout my life I’ve experienced severe issues with my stomach as well as had very strong allergies, skin sensitivities and hormonal imbalances.
Although I got some help from regular healthcare with managing my symptoms, I quickly noticed that they didn’t solve the core issues. I always loved to dig deeper, finding root causes, and trying to fix them. When I create optimal conditions for my body thrive, it heals itself.
Witnessing and experiencing much more profound results than I could ever expect, made me extremely passionate about holistic health.
By taking care of my body holistically and digging deep into the root causes, I no longer have issues with my stomach, my allergies and skin sensitivities are almost gone, and my hormones are in balance. Nowadays, when things go out of balance in my body, I usually can pinpoint what has caused it and what I can do to make it better. Thanks to yoga and mindfulness, I feel very connected to my physical body.
I now know that the balance in right nutrition, more rest (stress reduction), deep connection with myself and my communities, as well as the right amount and type of movement is needed for my body to truly thrive.
All this, however, cannot exclude a deep inner journey, which deepens the connection with our true self and our body. From my own experience with burnout, I’ve learned to rest and relax more, instead of keep running through my days like we do in our modern society and have in this way learnt to listen to the more subtle signals my body had been sending me all along. I am on a path of becoming my body's and my own best friend.
I’ve been learning how to live with my body rather than against it.
Through my inner journey with the help of mindfulness, I have also learned to connect to what my heart truly desires, live a more effortless and easeful life, going more with the flow, and trusting the process, rather than struggling against the current and constantly pushing to get to a place, where I might not even be meant to be.
Going through this big inner journey myself, I love to inspire people to cherish our lives and learn how to be truly present, as well as take care of our minds and bodies in the way that truly works individually each of us.
My sessions are usually focused around mindfulness, finding balance in life, self-compassion, stress management and burnout, boundary setting and holistic health. I have also studied one year of psychology at university and have a great passion for psychosynthesis and holistic approach to psychology, which I love to incorporate in the mindfulness sessions and workshops.
Feel free to reach out to me with any kind of question, regarding holistic health, inner journey, mindfulness, yoga, business inquiry, burnout, or whatever is on your mind really :)
Lots of love and remember to be mindful