About Me

My name is Laurel Marlantes, and one thing I know for sure is that when the light in your life goes out, it can be hard as hell to turn it back on.

I know because I’ve been there. Through battles with anxiety, heart-wrenching loss, and general hard-knocks (which we all have!), I have often stumbled (and fallen) in the darkness.

Then, one day, I realized I could apply practices of play and beauty which I chased in my professional career as an improviser, designer, and actress, to my personal life. By doing so, my heartache soften, my anxiety eased, my soul breathed new life, and my light turned back on. Now I am passionate and dedicated to creating classes and experiences to help other women do the same.

And as co-founder of MotherhoodRAW, sacred space for moms, I am passionate about helping moms turn on and live in their light too - no matter how dark the journey of motherhood has taken them. xoxo.


I greet you from the other side of sorrow and despair with a love so vast and shattered it will reach you everywhere.
— Leonard Cohen