Laura is a founding partner and co-owner of Center for the Healing Arts, LLC in Charlotte, NC. Center for the Healing Arts is an integrative holistic wellness center whose mission is to offer an innovative model of wellness collaborating with healthcare and other professionals, and the communities they serve, to promote preventive care, education and healing.
As a Registered Nurse, Laura’s passion as a life-long student of non-traditional methods of healing led her to pursue additional training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In 2011 she was certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Health and Wellness coaches are knowledgeable advisors who provide support, accountability and guidance setting attainable goals to make sustainable changes for those who desire life-enhancing improvements while achieving their optimal health and happiness. Laura is passionate about teaching a whole person approach to wellness.
Laura combines her nursing background with a holistic, mind, body, spirit approach that evaluate all areas of her patients/clients lives. Evaluating and recognizing that each patient/client is unique, Laura partners with them to provide guidance in accordance to their readiness to make lifestyle changes and increase self-awareness. Laura is a trained Reiki practitioner, uses this energy modality as well as meditation/guided imagery, and breathing techniques to help her patients/clients manage everyday stress and promote self-healing. She will help patients/clients see that making small incremental changes over time creates a sustainable lifestyle shift for optimal well-being.
Laura continues to study and further her education and knowledge in all areas of integrative healthcare, as she is passionate about helping people see and live their best lives, prevent disease and actively participate in how they care for themselves. Laura has studied at The Chopra Center with Deepak Chopra, Dr. Andrew Weil, Martha Beck and Marianne Williamson. Laura has satisfied the all the requirements, successfully passed all examinations and has been certified as a Primordial Sound Meditation™ Instructor through the Chopra Center. She has also completed course work in the 2014 inaugural class at the Whole Health Medical Institute in San Francisco, CA for health care practitioners with Dr. Lissa Rankin, author of Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and Anatomy of a Calling. Laura graduated from the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University in February 2018. Laura has completed the requirements for certification for the Actualized Leadership Profile© and the Group Culture Profile© through William L. Sparks and Associates, LLC. Laura satisfied all requirements for the Heart Math Interventions Program for healthcare professionals at the Heart Math Institute in July 2019. She looks forward to incorporating Heart Math in her current teachings.
Laura lives in Charlotte, NC, and is married to Ron Roth. She has two grown sons, Alex Gajewski in NYC, and Mark Gajewski in Denver, CO. She loves nature and being outdoors, plays tennis, is a dedicated student of yoga, meditation, is an avid reader and is passionate about cooking healthy meals. She is a member of the International Association of Health Coaches, a member of the Health Coach Group, and is a Licensed Registered Nurse in NC.