A B O U T L A Y L A
I am a lifelong devotee of meditation. When I was a teenager I traveled to New York City to be initiated into yogic meditation by a spiritual teacher from India, and then lived in an ashram (monastery) in western NY for three years. There I started my spiritual practice of daily meditation and community service. After three years I was ready to be independent in my practice, so I left the ashram and in the following thirty years became a certified body worker, yoga and meditation teacher. After raising my daughter, I worked, lived and traveled around the world, learning from diverse cultures and sharing my skills. Several years ago I returned to the US, completed a BA in Integrative Mental Health from Univ. of Massachusetts and became certified as a Mental Health Nutrition Counselor. I am now offering Deep Sky meditation and Radiant Mind nutrition counseling while living near family in Greenville, South Carolina.
Comments from clients and students:
”Layla has helped me to successfully focus my mental energies by providing me with a unique set of strategies. Her guidance has been invaluable.”
--Jason B., sports and fitness coach
"Layla’s beautiful metaphorical language has allowed me to view many of my long standing dietary habits from a brand new perspective. She has been instrumental in motivating me with helpful suggestions that really work. --Lynda W., psychotherapist
“Layla has an exquisite sense of timing. She knows precisely when to introduce new ideas, and has given me the confidence to trust myself and to test myself outside of my comfort zone.” -- Mary Agnes W., art consultant
“I thank Layla for all the guidance and knowledge she has shared with me, and for showing me the truth of the real healing energy that is within me."
-- Jesse R., student