About Yvonne Laurence, owner of Avalon Holistic Clinic & Retreat
Yvonne Laurence is the founder and owner of Avalon. She is a licensed aesthetician with a focus on natural healing and skincare products. Raised in the mountains of Virginia, Yvonne was introduced to the arts of natural medicine as a child. She has studied under shamans and experts within the modalities of Native Americans, Chinese medicine and Celtic practices. In addition, Yvonne has owned and operated Avalon Skin Care for more than seven years. Her goal with Avalon is to provide nutritional counseling, meditation and other forms of healing arts to help improve a person’s self-esteem, motivations and overall physical well being.
Yvonne was born with the capacity to journey through an individual’s personal landscape. As she travels within your physical form, she invites and allows an abundance of healing love and light to infuse every fiber and space.
Meet Our Associates
Elizabeth C. Chadwick (Alaya)
Alaya Chadwick is an accomplished psychotherapist and owner of the (W)hole Point Institute. She is a published author and national lecturer. Alaya drew upon her 29+ years of practice and over 55,000 hours of listening to clients to develop the (W)hole Point Wisdom WAY for personal growth. Prior to simultaneously obtaining two Master’s Degrees (a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work M.S.W. from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Divinity with an emphasis on pastoral counseling from Yale University), Alaya worked in the business world of marketing research, hospital administration, and national sales. She also held a faculty position at the Yale School of Medicine and held an associate faculty position at Yale’s Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit. Her experience and qualifications include: M.Div., M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., B.C.D., Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Teaching Reiki Master, Certified Intuitive Healer, Jungian oriented Psychotherapist, Teacher, Author, and Master Storyteller.
Ann has a Bachelor of Art from Regis College, and has been practicing massage therapy since 1996. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1991, Anne has been living a holistic life style integrating body/mind/spirit via therapeutic massage, essential oils, psychotherapy and spirituality. In 2001 Anne met Elizabeth “Alaya” Chadwick who certified her as a Mystic, Teacher and Whole Life Coach of the Whole Point Institute, Raymond, NH, 7 years later. Alaya also attuned Anne as Reiki Master of the Usui Lineage. In 2009 Anne met Yvonne Lawrence at Avalon and has been a friend and associate ever since.
Molly Schlangen is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor and a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. She is also the owner of Awakening Grace Yoga. She brings to the study of yoga her understanding of the human anatomy and physiology based on her professional background in nursing. This background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama. Molly has worked as a Registered Nurse in the areas of Community Health, Sports Rehabilitation and School Health. Additionally, she holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Notre Dame College and has worked the areas of adolescent and family counseling. Her interests and focus include natural healing while using movement and meditation to help connect the body, mind and spirit.
Curtis is the facilities manager for Avalon. He holds an associate’s degree in Natural Resources and Wildlife Conservation from Essex Technical Institute. He has worked as a facility manager for Avalon for three years.
Come meet our favorite canine buddy, Logan. He is a loving caretaker and enjoys hanging out and relaxing with Avalon’s clients and visitors.