About L’aura Marie
L’aura Marie Campisi, L’, is the founder of The Center for Structural Wellness where the emphasis is held in educating the public about about Structural Integration (Rolfing), RolfYoga and sustainable lifestyle choices. She is the only female practitioner of this modality in the area and holds high standards of her work with clients. L’aura practices thoughtful and reflective lifestyle techniques and corrective movement principles to promote both physical and mental well-being. She is your classic Omnipreneur – and founder and developer behond ‘RolfYoga Connect’. An international collaboration of seven Structural Integrators and Yoga teachers brining RolfYoga into the mainstream.
L’ has dedicated her life to self-realization through the discovery of yoga, bodywork, meditation, nutrition, and a rooted spiritual practice. As a former gymnast, L’ experienced serious injuries stemming from the age of fourteen which allowed her to take a step back and heal her body. After finding little relief through more conventional care, she took it upon herself to find other means of recovery and positive embodiment. She suffered with bouts of anxiety and ‘unexplained muscle tension’ during this time. L’ discovered Ashtanga Yoga six years later and began to find relief physically, mentally, and emotionally. Since this young age, she has crafted a path that fosters her own self-actualization.
Evolution rather than stagnation and process rather than mastery
Her educational background and life experience is as diverse as her teaching and healing style. She looks to the literature of Eckhart Tolle, Caroline Myss, Chogyam Trungpa and Rumi to inspire students and Dr. Ida P. Rolf for practical, centered knowledge. She has lived in the Southwest and on the West Coast for nearly two decades studying directly under Tias Little of Santa Fe, NM and The Guild for Structural Integration in Boulder, CO where she was certified as a Structural Integrator. She had the rare opportunity of being Rolfed by one of Dr. Rolf’s hand select students, the late Peter Melchior, as well as studied directly under him. It was in New Mexico where she explored unconventional living structures such as adobes, yurts and earth ships made with sustainable earthen materials—imbuing her practice with sensitivity toward the environment in which healing occurs.
L’ offers a rich understanding of the human form through her extensive and varied training. She has been facilitating body-mind education for over 20 years, including Ashtanga and Hatha yoga, to her most recent devoted design and teaching of RolfYoga. She brings her training as a Structural Integration Practitioner into her passion for yoga asana and its incredible healing qualities. She believes real magic can happen when one devotes every inch of their fiber to sustainable self-care. L’aura approaches her work from a place of non-denominational, present, meditative spirituality. Her love of plant-based cuisine, natural medicine, and self-care tools are woven into the fabric of her work with every clients.
L’aura shares her time between Pittsburgh, PA and Santa Fe, NM – two homes she’s knowns her entire life. In New Mexico she facilitates lifestyle-wellness retreats which include art tours, food, culture yoga, and hot springs. Her myriad of endeavors have culminated in founding the Center – offering retreats, workshops, group consulting as well as RolfYoga classes and Structural Integration sessions. If you are new to self-care and healing, yoga or bodywork, L’ is a wonderful guide and resource for your journey. For those looking to transform gracefully thru the experience in healing, L’ provides subtle answers and intuitive diagnostic treatment with the nuts-and-bolts structure of her dynamic and insightful healing work. She is currently authoring two pieces of literature while schooling in visceral manipulation to add to her offerings for clients.
MovingSophia is her latest work which stems from her deep love of animals. She is working with traumatized dogs using craniosacral therapy, meditation and sound healing. Her K9 heros – Pitbulls and Parolees.
Bodywork: 2005 Graduate of The Guild for Structural Integration receiving over 1,4oo hours of training. 580 hours in Integrative Massage Therapy. Instructors include: Peter Melchior, Neil Powers, Liz Stewart, David Davis and Nilce Silva. Intro Course to Craniosacral Biodynamics with Stillpoint in NYC and certification process at The Barrel Institute for Visceral Manipulation.
Yoga: Tias Little primary teacher. Tim Miller Primary Series Ashtanga Teacher Training, Richard Freeman, Angela Farmer.
Ayurveda: Dr. Vasant Lad and Dr. David Frawley Ayurveda workshops in Yoga and Ayurvedic principles
Watsu: The Aspen Meadows Aquatic Center Level 1 Watsu Practitioner
Nutrition: Macrobiotics with Paul Pitchford, Heartwood Institute and Plant Based Diets for Athletes with Ultraman Rich Roll
Permaculture Studies: Esalen Institute
Spiritual and Meditation: Gia Combs-Ramirez, Roshi Joan Halifax, and Sandra Ingerman. Vipassana Meditation and Heartfulness