MEET LAUREN MARY
When you're a child, everyone asks you what you want to become when you grow up. You can expect most answers to be a fireman, an astronaut, doctor, ballerina... I always said I wanted to be a Mother. Even as a young child, I knew that I wanted to take care of others with love + nourishment.
I spent the better part of my teens to early 20's trying to distill this inner desire to nurture into a career. I felt that the only place I could take this desire was to nursing school, but when in enrollment, I couldnt ignore the call that there had to be something else- so I made a bold move and bought a plane ticket to India instead.
It was there that I discovered the healing art of Ayurveda and their use of herbalism and nutrition as primary medicine. This trip to India completley changed my life. (Anyone who has travelled India for an extensive amount of time knows how it can leave you raw and in awe!) It was clear to me when I came home that I wanted to pursue a career in natural medicine, and use these healing modalities to work with women, in all stages of their journeys.
After graduating with a diploma in Clinical Herbalism (2012, Wild Rose College, AB), Holistic Nutrition (2014, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition) and certifying as a Birth + Post Partum Doula (2012, DONA International), I established my company, Lauren Mary Holistics officially in 2014. In January of 2021, we made the aligned decision to change our business name from Lauren Mary Holistics to Elle Wellness, which pays homage to my French and Metis roots (Elle directly translates to She in French). ELLE not only stands for the first letter of my name, but echoes my purpose for this business- to truly serve and nourish women.
In my practice, I fully believe in offering full circle nourishment and that women deserve better care when it comes to their physical, emotional and spiritual health. This belief led me to offer a variety of services such as consulting, placenta encapsulation, birth + post partum doula services, holistic chef services, workshops + seminars, and of course, my line of organic teas, healing remedies, skincare and babycare. I am honored to have since worked with hundreds of women in the clinic, in their pregnancy's, at their births, in their fourth trimesters, at one of my workshops, or by nourishing them with one of my healing elixirs.
My vision for Elle Wellness is to empower women to take back their power to heal by reinforcing them with the inherent wisdom of plant medicine so that we can make peace with our bodies, with eachother, and with the Earth.
Clinical Herbalist, Wild Rose College, 2012
Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, 2014
Certified Birth Doula, DONA International, 2014
Certified Post Partum Doula, DONA International, 2015