I have always been one to challenge the status quo. As a youth I was constantly questioning, seeking knowledge, and as my teachers put it, "thinking outside the box." Now, whether it's regarding food, health, birth, or parenting, I continue to challenge cultural norms, choosing instead to trust my own instincts (and in many cases the wisdom drawn from hundreds to thousands of years of observations about the human body).
In my wellness practice, I embrace all of the many definitions of the word "root." In my family, the tree has always served as a special symbol. The way in which tree roots intertwine is a metaphor for the connections that we share physically (through DNA), emotionally, and spiritually as a family. As a wellness practitioner, it is also my objective to get to the root cause of an imbalance. In many instances, this involves "going back to our roots" and following healing protocols that have been passed down through generations. And let's not forget that some of the most delicious and nourishing foods are roots - sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, beets., etc!
My approach to wellness is simple and holistic. I incorporate my knowledge of nutrition, yoga, lactation, and natural childbirth to offer a whole body program that allows you to find your true self and feel your best.
About Laura Rogers, MS, RD, CLC, RYT
Laura works as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for the Stony Brook WIC Program. She earned her Masters Degree in Nutrition from Hunter College and completed her Dietetic Internship at Stony Brook University. As a WIC dietitian, Laura specializes in nutrition for prenatal and postpartum women, infants, and toddlers, and she provides breastfeeding support as a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Inspired by the birth of her daughter in 2017, Laura has become a certified Birth & Beyond Childbirth Educator. Laura is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and received her training at the Little Yoga House in Wantagh, NY.
Laura can usually be found in the kitchen, where she values cooking with whole, local foods and spending time as a family cooking and eating together. Laura also enjoys hiking, nature, organic gardening, traveling, and reading (always learning!).