Restorative Workshops:

Bereavement Circle Facilitation

Sound Bathing with Native Flute

Reflexology Self-Care

Laurie gathers groups to experience reflexology and sound bathing with guitar, native flute and crystal quartz singing bowls. As a Restorative Communication Circle Facilitator, she hosts bereavement circles in Lanark County Home Support/ Hospice programs. As a musician, Laurie offers sound bathing experiences for grief ceremonies in death doula certification courses.




Sound Bathing and Restorative Reflexology

with Crystal Quartz Singing Bowls

Families and couples are  especially welcome to participate in a group workshop to cultivate sibling and parental bonding in a natural environment where stress levels decrease and energy is revitalized. Applying  pressure to reflex points on the hands and/or feet facilitates one's healing process. Sound bathing with crystal quartz singing bowls assists one in reaching  homeostasis. Reflexology and Sound Bathing  Sessions offers opportunity for interoception while simultaneously connecting through breath's somatic release process.  When the season allows, there is an option to participate outdoors.










Workshop Location(s):

MERA House

Last Thursday of the month.

November through until April, 2019-2020

Musical Sound Bathing workshop with native flute.



Solstice Intention Setting Workshop

at Balance Within Studio (Carleton Place)

December 21st at 6:30 pm - 9 pm

$45 per participant

Prepare for 2020 with self-care reflexology, rest,

reflection, guidance and intention.


Schedule a private session with Laurie


Balance Within Studio, Carleton Place


Contact Laurie:

When: Contact Laurie to schedule and appointment


Balance Within Mind Body Soul
20 Albert Street
Carleton Place, ON K7C 1P4. Canada

Phone: (613) 451-2870

Laurie will also offer Reflexology and Sound Bathing Workshops in your home, business and/or organization:

Invite Laurie into your home to host a Reflexology-Sound Bathing Workshop.

(Fees will be adjusted to reflect travel time.)

Workshop Fees

$60 per participant (3 hour workshop)

Note: 10% Discount for Balance Within Studio Members. 

Individual Sessions

Fee for private Individual sessions: $120 for 1.5 hour session.


Laurie prefers not to turn people away and is open to work with sliding-scale fees.


More about Laurie's practice...

Self-Embodiment Workshops for Women and Girls. 

Given the evidence that self-objectification is linked to compromised mental and physical well-being, strategies that buffer girls and women against the internalization of a sexually objectified view of self are needed. Efforts to refocus attention on what the body does and how it feels (rather than how it looks) may provide new, direct, and positive bodily experiences.

A healthy alternative to self-objectification is experience grounded in embodiment. Laurie's self embodiment workshops assist women to find their breath, their inner voice and their unique gift through silencing the mind, reflexology techniques and breath work. Her holistic approach is strongly influenced by Rudolph Steiner's Anthroposophical lectures and biofeedback information based on her knowledge of the Reflex Pressure Points on the hands and feet.

A poem written by Wendell Berry

that hit home for me...




i. Make a place to sit down.
Sit down. Be quiet.
You must depend upon
affection, reading, knowledge,
skill—more of each
than you have—inspiration
work, growing older, patience,
for patience joins time
to eternity…

ii. Breathe with unconditional breath
the unconditioned air.
Shun electric wire.
Communicate slowly. Live
a three-dimensional life;
stay away from screens.
Stay away from anything
that obscures the place it is in.
There are no unsacred places;
there are only sacred places
and desecrated places.

iii. Accept what comes from silence.
Make the best you can of it.
Of the little words that come
out of the silence, like prayers
prayed back to the one who prays,
make a poem that does not disturb
the silence from which it came.”

- Wendell Berry

Restorative Practices

We are committed to moving forward in the spirit of respect with all First Nation, Métis and Inuit people.

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