Laura Thorpe

Mind & Body Energetics Facilitator

Laura Thorpe

Laura Thorpe

Mind & Body Energetics Facilitator

Laura studied with Spring Forest Qigong Master Chunyi Lin and became a certified Qigong and Tai Chi Easy instructor with international master teacher, physician and author, Dr. Roger Jahnke at the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi in Santa Barbara, CA where she is an assistant trainer. She has completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course through The Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a minor in Dance from Connecticut College.

She has led Tai Chi Easy and Qigong classes, workshops and retreats at Good Vibrations Yoga, the Bloomington Public School system, Fairview-Ebenezer assisted living and the Center for Harmonious Living. She has worked both one-on-one with clients at Westside Natural Health Clinic, Dr. Tatiana Rioboken and with corporate wellness groups.

Additionally, she is both an independent and Pathways Healing Center SoulCollage® facilitator which she finds deeply fulfilling. She has been a contributing editor/proofreader for learning and wellness programs and publications, including social style profile workshops for work teams and Train the Trainer with Wilson Learning Corporation; Raw Coping Power: From Stress to Thriving, Joel Bennett; SoulCollage® Evolving, Seena Frost, a Finalist in ForeWord Review’s 2010 Book of the Year Awards in the: Body, Mind & Spirit category, and a Silver Medal Winner, 2011 Nautilus Book Awards in the Personal Growth/Self-Help/Psychology category; and Self-Esteem – A Family Affair by Jeanne Illsley Clarke.

She authored “Qigong and Tai Chi Provide Beneficial Effects in Students with Dyslexia Improving Phonological Perception and Resulting Reading Automaticity While Decreasing Correlative Anxiety.” ©2014.

“My desire and delight is to empower and assist individuals in learning the wisdom of self-care to achieve optimum health, addressing the whole person.”

What it’s Like to Work With Laura

“I took my first Qigong class and meditation with Laura, and it was wonderful. I felt light and centered for weeks afterwards, and the recurring low back pain issues I normally have were non-existent.

Katii

Living Waters Wellness Center student