Hi, I’m Laure.
I’ve always been a seeker, a helper, an includer.
I’m naturally good with kids. They are instinctively drawn towards me, and I appreciate their natural “no filters” way of being.
I even worked full time as a nanny for several years.
I teach mindfulness to children because I wish I had those skills while I was growing up.
From the outside looking in, my childhood was idyllic. I grew up in a small village in France amidst a one-of-a-kind karst spring and beautiful old architecture. Since 2006, I now live in Vancouver, Beautiful British Columbia Canada.
But like many children, I wasn’t happy. I don’t remember a lot of playing – I do remember a lot of pressure: homework, chores and constantly being told that what I was doing “wasn’t good enough; I could do better.”
In our culture, unkind comments were considered “jokes” – but what the adults saw as humour, children, (especially sensitive children) took seriously. I was surrounded by anger and sadness and often physically punished.
Because I had no tools to cope, the emotions I felt became trapped in my body as trauma.
For the past 20 years, I’ve tried many healing modalities to overcome this trauma.
When I discovered mindfulness, I not only discovered a way to heal my life – I discovered a new way of BEING – and I discovered my life’s calling.
I’m not quite as mad at my childhood anymore. As I grew up and learned about trauma and healing, I realized that we all have trauma from our childhood. Each generation passes trauma to the next. When we recognize this, it puts things into perspective and makes it easier to forgive our caregivers and ourselves.
I am now grateful for my past experiences because they made me the person I am today and led me to my calling. I am also grateful to my parents for teaching me about kindness, altruism, inclusion, and resilience. Through their examples, I also inherited a drive to be independent and a love of entrepreneurship.
I’m on a mission to have ALL children understand and practice mindfulness. Because when that happens, we will have a much better and kinder world.
In service of my mission, scholarships are available for schools or kids who can’t afford my program.
As a way for me to ask for forgiveness/reconciliation, I donate my online program to First Nations.
I also use my business as a vehicle for giving back by donating a portion of my sales to support these Not-for-Profits:
Currently training to train all audiences in schools including teachers – Certified Mindfulness Teacher Training with MindfulSchools* (300 hours)
May to June 2021 – Mindful Communication (NVC) (16 hours) with MindfulSchools*
March to April 2021 – Mindful Strong Emotions (16 hours) with MindfulSchools*
Oct 2021 – Mindfulness in the Classroom (16 hours) with MindfulSchools*
Sept 2020 – Mindfulness Foundations (16 hours) with MindfulSchools*
June 2020 – Mindful Self-Compassion (30 hours) with Center for Mindfulness Studies
June 2020 – Mindfulness for children 3 to 5yo with Mindfulness for Children, Australia
May 2020 – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Vancouver, Canada
July 2019 – 10 day Silent Retreat (100 hours), Merritt, Canada
May 2018 – The Science of Well-being with Laurie Santos (19 hours) with Yale University
Sept to Dec 2017 – Yoga Teacher Training with Karma Teachers (200 hours), Vancouver, Canada
May 2015 – 10 day Silent Retreat (100 hours), Merritt, Canada
MindfulSchools transforms school communities from inside-out. They’ve trained over 60,000 teachers and educators who have impacted over 3 million children worldwide. For more information: https://www.mindfulschools.org