I also began to work with Functional Medicine doctors that taught me about the importance of the nutrients that I was feeding my body. I became aware of various foods that I was eating that I was allergic to such as: gluten, soy, dairy and low quality oils that were contributing to inflammation in my body in a serious way. As I changed my eating habits, not only did many of the pains in my body continue to improve, I witnessed other improvements in my skin, hair, sleep quality and emotional well-being as well.
The final piece that I addressed was my mental and emotional way of being. I suffered from a lot of anxiety, overwhelm and the effects of poorly managed stress. I discovered meditation training through Joey Klein and Conscious Transformation where I began to learn powerful tools to shift my emotional state and consequently was able to manage my stress and feel a greater sense of ease, calm and joy in my life. Research is now showing that our emotional state has an effect over our bodies’ ability to heal. This piece for me empowered me with a new way of being in my body that has created a sense of freedom and vitality beyond what I have ever known was possible for myself. It is now my vision to share these tools with others so that they can create well-being for themselves and achieve whatever they dream of creating.
Licensed Physical Therapist
Laina graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2000 with a honors degree in Physiotherapy.
Certified Conscious Transformation Trainer
Laina is a Trainer and certified Energy Practitioner for Joey Klein’s Conscious Transformation. She began her journey with Conscious Transformation in 2012 and this work has taught her how to live with a sense of joy, peace, purpose and fulfillment. Laina is committed to merging the work of Conscious Transformation with the world of health and healing, allowing her to support others in creating meaningful transformation in their lives. She offers group classes and one on one mentoring sessions in this modality.
Fellow of Applied Functional Science (AFS)
Laina is a Fellow in AFS, based on the work of renowned physical therapist, Gary Gray. The GIFT (Gray Institute of Functional Transformation) program is founded on integrating movement to overcome injury and achieve enhanced function. This methodology employs a WHOLE body approach and leads to the prevention of future injuries which allows for optimal performance.
Certified Pilates & Fitness Instructor
Laina takes Pilates and Fitness Training to the next level as she utilizes her skills in AFS to design programs, incorporating functional movement therapy to achieve desired results based on each client’s specific needs. Laina has been involved in the fitness industry for over 12 years; teaching fitness & Pilates classes and leading a variety of workshops for fitness professionals on Pilates, prenatal exercise and rehabilitation.
Dry Needling/Medical Acupuncture
Laina completed her certification in Dry Needling in Melbourne Australia in 2000 with Dr. Peter Brukner, world renowned sports physician. Subsequently, she has continued her education in Medical Acupuncture with Dr. Yun Tao Ma in Boulder Colorado 2009-2010.
Pre/Post Natal & Pelvic Floor Laina has always had a deep passion for working in the field of Women’s Health and Fitness. Her post graduate certification in Women’s Health led her to develop PreggiPower, a fitness program for pre & post natal women, in 2004. She is also certified in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation to help clients with pelvic pain, incontinence and exercise prescription.