Luminance Meet Laura Washington Naturopathic Physician and Yoga Instructor in Portland Oregon


I am currently offering my sessions remotely – meaning by phone or video-calls primary using Zoom.  Browse this page for more on my Private one-to-one Sessions, and Group Events and Classes.


Private Sessions

Initial Session

This initial session with Dr. Laura Washington will last approximately 90 minutes. Schedule an individual session if you have health concerns (physical, emotional, spiritual) that you want to address in an authentically holistic way. Schedule if your life is at a crossroads and you are unsure of your next step. Schedule if you are ready to gain trust in your own body and life path but could use some guidance and support.

Follow Up Session

Each individual follow up session with Dr. Laura Washington is unique to you and will last 45 minutes to 1 hour. Schedule an individual session with Dr. Washington to continue work begun in your Initial Session, or to support your health (physical, emotional, spiritual) with any frequency that feels right to you.

Package of 4 Sessions

A series of four individual sessions is offered for those ready to commit to their health, personal growth and transformation and is available to those who have completed at least one individual session with Dr. Washington. These four sessions can be used as desired. Some use them weekly when an immersion is appropriate, while others use them once a month to stay on-top of their health.

Ultimate Package for Authentic Health

This year-long package of 24 phone sessions with Dr. Laura Washington gives you the opportunity to be guided step-by-step to true transformation of your state of health and your sense of well-being. Often it is a physical or emotional state that beings us to the process of healing, but once we have embarked on that path we are led to integrate all parts of our being. This is the foundation of true health.

What is possible for us is actually so much more than the mind can initially conceptualize. As we walk down this path together your understanding of authentic health is broadened and you are freed from the process of “fixing” one “problem” after another.

Why purchase a year of sessions in advance? When the going gets tough so many abandon the process of healing, abandoning themselves. The commitment you make with this package is a commitment to yourself. You are saying to yourself “I will stay with you even during the difficult times”.

People who have done these immersions into authentic health with Dr. Washington describe “I just feel better. I find I can’t think of any problems anymore because I just feel so well” and “I can’t imagine why everyone wouldn’t want to do this. It is just the best investment in yourself you can make”.

Through this process you will learn new language to describe your life experience. Where your mind goes the body will follow. As you think and speak differently about yourself your body will change to match those thoughts, words and beliefs. This is different than affirmations – this is a change in your knowing.

The 24 sessions are generally spaced out over a year. The most common schedule is as follows.

Once a week for 3 months (12 sessions)
Once every two weeks for 3 months (6 sessions)
Once a month for 6 months (6 sessions)

In addition to the 24 individual phone sessions, this package also includes access to Dr. Washington’s online yoga course, subscription to her live Luminations, and to all “Let’s Talk About Health” programs.

Group Events and Classes


Each Lumination is a group session with Laura Washington ND that you join either by phone or an online link through Zoom. Luminations shed light on you, your health, and your process of living. They will calm, steady, and fortify your nervous system. They support you in finding inner clarity and and living more fully and joyfully in the current moment.

After signing up you will receive information on joining live. On completion of the live event a recording will be sent for you to use as often as you like. Some use them to fall asleep at night, others as a way to get grounded and centered in the mornings. Others use them as support in challenging life moments. You will find a way that is perfect for you.

There will be two Luminations each month. The days and times will vary. Join one Lumination or become a  subscriber so that you never miss a Lumination and receive the recordings for each one at a deeply discounted price. This subscription is a gift, a commitment to yourself – saying that you care and are dedicated to deepening your relationship with you.  With this subscription you also have access to  all “Let’s Talk About Health” programs. The Luminations subscription is included with the Ultimate Package for Authentic Health.

Let's Talk About Health

I am happy to introduce a new offering I am calling “Let’s Talk About Health”.  These will be 75 minute conversations – I will do most of the talking but your questions, thoughts and feelings are what brings it alive.  Subscribing to the Luminance News & Updates will make sure you know when the next talk is scheduled.

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Check out what others are saying about Laura’s work

I came to Laura a few months ago after coming to my whits-end with “medical doctors”. They had been medicating all of my conditions for years with no end in sight. In fact, at the time I came to Laura, my doctor had given me one medication treatment that actually poisoned my bones (side effect) and started their deterioration. At the young-ish age of 37, I was starting to lose my ability to bend, stand and even walk at times. I basically hobbled into Laura’s office in tears. Three months after working with  Laura, I am happy to say my bones are restored…I’m even running 3.5 miles a day. And, needless to say, my other life-long ailments are disappearing because my body is finally reaching balance. I cannot say thank you enough. You’ve given me so much of my life back. 

-Michelle Makowski, September 2010


I have known Laura Washington for several years now, and have been seeing her as a patient for the past year. She is such a brilliant doctor. Along with the vast knowledge she has about naturopathic medicine, Laura carries the special gift of intuition. I initially came to her for chronic gynecological issues, specifically amenorrhea. Prior to that, I had tried other allopathic treatments and saw doctors, but I did not get better. Through the use of the body talk system, Laura and I got to the heart of the reasons for my condition. I experienced positive results immediately, and kept getting better with every successive treatment.

Today my ailment does not exist! I feel like a balanced and vibrant woman, something I have not felt in over three years, and I thank Laura for her guidance in bringing me back to a state of health. I completely trust her, and highly recommend Body Talk as a powerful way to address a whole spectrum of imbalances, and help the patient really get to know his or herself. I consider Laura to be my primary doctor, and feel so blessed to know her. Thanks so so much Laura!

-Jamie Varela, November 2010


When I came to see Laura Washington I suffered from allergies that were affecting my ability to be productive during that day, and I was also battling frequent stomach aches, and constant fatigue.

After seeing Laura my allergies calmed down in about two weeks and shortly after that left for good. Symptoms have not returned since then. Stomachaches have not been a problem, and I have a steady amount of energy throughout my day.  I feel Laura’s services and knowledge have greatly affected my personal well being in a very positive way and I am very grateful to have her as my health care provider.

– A.S. February 2009


Laura,  I feel so great I could cry tears of joy!  Even after just 6 days!  I feel healthy and balanced, zero cravings for sweets (or anything else).  I have been eating when I am hungry and letting go effortlessly when I am satisfied.  If this is what “normal” people feel like around/about food, then count me in.  3 weeks later my energy is still great and I feel so balanced and well.  I look forward to working with you further.

Thank You for showing me the way out of craziness and into bliss.

– C.B. September, 2008


I came to  Laura with anxiety and menstrual cycles that were disrupting my life. The options proposed by my long-time doctor, like removing my IUD and going onto birth control pills, were not acceptable to me.

Laura prescribed a combination of herbal supplements, meditation and yoga, which I followed carefully. Within three months my menstrual flow decreased dramatically, to what I would consider normal and manageable. I was able to sleep through the night, and no longer experienced a mood swing the week before my period. These changes have dramatically affected my level of peace and comfort.

My experience with Laura has been extremely positive. She is an excellent listener, takes careful notes and is very professional.  She’s available via email for questions, which is not something I’ve experienced with other doctors.

I highly recommend Laura. She helped me understand what was happening in my body, and empowered me to play a part in healing myself. I respect her abilities as a healer, and feel fortunate to have found her.

– N. D. July 2007



Before I went to see Laura Washington I had grown increasingly frustrated with a muscle problem that had been growing and changing over seven years. I had already gone to see every doctor imaginable, both alternative and conventional, and while some of them helped ease my pain for a period of time, my problem always returned.

When I began seeing Laura, I really felt like both of us were working together to solve my issues. We took many different approaches at first; carefully analyzing results as well as doing testing in our sessions. When Laura started doing BodyTalk with me it was immediately evident to both of us that we had found our solution. Through combining supplements and BodyTalk exercise that I did at home, my problems completely disappeared. I no longer have any issues, but the best part of my treatment with Laura is the tools she gave me. Now I know that if my problems ever return, I can solve them myself. Thanks for everything Laura!

– Molly Harris, June 2007

Laura, thanks for taking such good care of me and for caring like you do.  It is so refreshing to work with a doctor who takes the time and really thinks things through….and listens with her heart, mind and spirit.

– Cathy Reed, March 2007

Dear Laura,

I just wanted to sincerely thank you for all the time and energy you have shared with me over the past year and a half. My choice to come see you has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I could never try to “repay” you for all you have taught me because it has been completely invaluable to me. My entire being is better because of your guidance and positivity! I honestly can’t begin to thank you enough. You are an amazing healer and I acknowledge how lucky I am to have met a person like you. Thank you Laura.

– Morgen Lennox, January 2007

Before seeing Laura Washington, I was feeling generally lethargic, having only energy to get the necessary things done to get through the day.  My mind was generally fuzzy, I lacked enthusiasm and I was always looking at the negative side of things.  I was wondering if I was headed towards depression.  Yes, I did have my good days, but overall I did not really enjoy my life.  I was taking Advil everyday for minor aches and pains, I was experiencing stomach pains and any effort to lose weight was not successful.

Since working with Laura all of the above have taken a major (HUGE) turn for the better.  I have dropped 16 pounds (that’s quite a bit on my tiny frame).  That by itself was a major morale booster.  My energy has increased by 100%.  I am still surprising myself with my boundless energy.  I am attacking projects and getting them done and not putting off things like I used to, both at work and at home.  My mind is clear and I am feeling very positive about everything in general.  I have stopped taking Advil and my aches and pains have diminished for the most part.  I guess the biggest difference is my energy level (which people at work have commented on) and my positive attitude towards things in general.  I love it!!!!!!!  

– J.S.

I have had very painful periods every month for over 6 years. I used Advil regularly to manage this pain, and had tried several different treatment modalities without much change. I also had digestive problems for 5 years and had also tried many things to improve my digestion with very little success.

Once I started working with Laura Washington my pain gradually reduced.  I have not had to use any Advil now for the last 3 months. My digestion is now great due to food allergy elimination.

– B.B., 4/7/06

Laura’s dedicated and caring practice transcends the world of physical form with organic ease. Her grounding presence brings luminosity and purity to even the toughest of situations. Laura’s therapeutic approach is truly holistic. She is an excellent ‘asker’ of tough questions, compassionate listener of difficult stories, and an eloquent teacher of profound loving-kindness towards oneself, others, and the World at large. Her energetic work coupled with subtle yet powerful physical medicine is a portal to a healthier, happier living. With Laura’s support, I have been successfully resolving painful childhood trauma and related survivor PTSD, growing stronger and more joyful with every session. The combination of talk therapy with her skilled energy work has resulted in fast shifts I wasn’t able to reach through other healing modalities, including classic psycho-therapy. Laura’s training and experience allow her to offer a uniquely nurturing environment, filled with safety, wisdom and unconditional love.

-IP, Portland OR 2017

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