"One of the most intensely beautiful and powerful events I have ever experienced.
Lara has a true gift for bringing people together in peace, love and unity."
I have been facilitating healing and transformation with individuals, couples, and groups for over two decades. My aim is to support others on their journey of waking up to their inherent worth, knowing and standing in their own truth and authenticity, staying present to all that life brings, and finding ways to both transform their pain into medicine for the world and contribute their unique gifts to the world in ways that bring meaning, joy, and empowerment. While I weave a range of modalities and perspectives, I stand rooted in the traditional principles of understanding our fundamental interdependence, acting from radical compassion and in service to non-hierarchical systems, practicing life-sustaining ritual and ceremony, trusting in a loving universe, and following the laws of nature as the highest rules of living.
As an environmental and social activist of over 35 years, I am fully conscious of the extraordinary times we are living in, and accepting of the reality of the ongoing and exponential collapse of Earth's vital ecosystems. As such, I bring a deep and embodied awareness of what it means to be alive at this time in history, and how to rise and respond to the challenges we all face. As I guide others on their journey of waking up to the realities of life, embracing the beauty and the terror, and doing the work of healing for the future generations, it is important for me to align myself with the forces of courage, compassion, and wisdom, as best I can. My own grief and despair led me to found Wild Peace Sanctuary, a place for people, animals, and land to heal and restore each other in circles of reverence, repair and reciprocity.
With gratitude to some of my teachers and guides, on both sides of the veil; Joanna Macy, Chris Johnstone, Francis Weller, Bert Hellinger, Michael Meade, Eugene Gendlin, Marshall Rosenberg, Tuomas Rounakari, Sobonfu Somé, and Grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim.
“Those who undertake the full journey into their grief
come back carrying medicine for the world.”