Having experienced back pain due to severe Scoliosis since childhood, she was unable to be free from back pain until discovering the healing practice of yoga. After discovering this healing practice, she was able to develop a newfound respect for and acceptance of the physical body she was given. This acceptance, in turn, created more space to nurture the Spirit and quiet the mind. The infinite joy and freedom discovered through this amazing practice and through inspiration from her wonderful teachers led her down the path to True Yoga's Teacher Training program in 2006.
She continues her love of learning through self-study (svadhaya) and has attended many immersions and workshops with wonderful instructors such as Desiree Rumbaugh, Parusha Hickson, Lauren Peterson, Saul David Raye, Erich Schiffmann, Paul Grilley, Scott Blossom, Elise Miller, and others. In December of 2007, she completed an advanced teacher training with renowned back care and Scoliosis yoga instructor, Elise Miller. This additional training allows her to work in a therapeutic and safe manner with all students and, more specifically, those who have limited mobility, back injuries/misalignments, and scoliatic curvatures Lara believes that yoga can be a truly healing and therapeutic practice for all, one that allows us to return to our blissful and peaceful natures while healing the body, heart, mind, and spirit.
In addition, she has a MS in Psychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, giving her a broad perspective of the human condition. With attention to alignment and breath, Lara's teaching style helps to quiet the mind and awaken the spirit. She completed her teacher training at True Yoga in 2006 and is a Registered Yoga Instructor at the 200hour level.