Lara began her studies in Eastern healing practices specifically yoga, mindfulness and meditation in 1999. In 2001 she graduated from Columbia University where she received dual Masters degrees in Psychological Counseling.
Lara is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Integrative Yoga Therapist (www.iytyogatherapy.com). Lara has completed certifications in Meditation from the Sivananda Yoga Farm, Radiant Child Yoga, Synergy Yoga, Yoga of the Heart a Cardiac and Cancer Teacher training by Nischala Joy Devi and Yoga Ed, a course to teach yoga in schools. Lara has also studied Yoga for Depression and Anxiety with Amy Weintraub and Chakra Balancing with Anodea Judith.
Lara helps clients understand the correlation between dis-ease and nutrition, thought patterns, emotions, stress, and unresolved childhood wounds. She specializes is stress management, trauma, anxiety and depression. She is an active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and California Association of Clinical Counselors.
Lara has completed the iRest certification. She integrates several modalities into her iRest private sessions, classes and workshops.
Lara has a vision of world peace and feels one must find it within first. Therefore, she spends her holiday time taking workshops around the country and traveling to connect more deeply with herself and the world around her.
Read her article published in The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/3-secrets-to-awakening-your-feminin…
Lara produced an iRest CD for females called "Relaxation, Peace and Restoration." You can find find more information by clicking the link below: