My Story

Ayurveda has been my personal journey–a deeply meaningful and healing journey. The more I learn about Ayurveda, the more impressed I am with its simplicity, power and effectiveness.

After I learned the Transcendental Meditation technique in the 1980’s, I started to get more interested in natural health. I began to exercise regularly and follow a better diet, one that included more fruits and vegetables. I didn’t know it then, but this was the first step of my journey to discovering Ayurveda.

Discovering Ayurveda

Shortly after I became a mother, my family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. When my daughter Olivia was five months old, she had a very bad cold. The doctor prescribed antibiotics for Olivia, but she kept spitting out the pills. A friend told me about Dr. Lad, an Ayurvedic health expert who used natural herbs for healing.

I decided to consult with Dr. Lad about Olivia’s health, and was impressed with his confidence that herbal remedies would work. Olivia took the Ayurvedic herbs without a problem. She even seemed to like them! I was surprised, since to me they tasted very bitter. Within a few days, Olivia felt much better.

This is how Dr. Lad became our family physician during the seven years we lived in New Mexico. With his support, I began to rely solely on Ayurvedic health care to raise my daughter in a natural way, without the use of allopathic medications. I also began reading books on Ayurveda, familiarizing myself with the important principles that are Ayurveda’s foundation.

Going Deeper

That led to getting my B.A. in Ayurvedic Medicine and M.A. in Vedic Science, and working in Ayurvedic clinics in Germany and Fairfield, Iowa.

I’m eager to share the knowledge of Ayurveda with you, and to show you how applying the Ayurvedic principles in your life can be both simple and deeply satisfying.

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Laurina Carroll is an Ayurveda health educator specializing in holistic lifestyle management. She earned her B.A. in Ayurvedic Medicine, and her M.A. in Vedic Science from Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.

She worked as a health educator at the highly regarded Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center in Schledehausen, Germany. She also lectured and provided individualized patient education at The Raj, an award-winning Ayurveda health spa in Iowa.

She has been practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique for more than 24 years, and has been teaching the TM program since 1997. Laurina currently lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Bolton Carroll.

She offers Ayurvedic Diet & Lifestyle Consultations, individual and group Yoga classes, and teaches the Transcendental Meditation technique.

She is the Director of the Illinois Committee for Stress-Free Schools, and offers instruction in the TM program to educators and students. She also teaches the TM technique in businesses and other organizational settings.

Personal experience is at the heart of Laurina’s passion for Ayurveda. As a mother, she used the principles and practice of Ayurveda to raise her family in the most natural way possible, without using harmful medications. After seeing how Ayurveda had made such a powerful difference in her own life, she resolved to make this practical knowledge available to a wider audience.

Laurina’s goal is to help every client become self-sufficient in caring for their own health, and the health of their family.