"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 journeys of healing and transformation with individuals, couples, groups, and communities for over a decade, weaving spiritual perspectives, healing modalities, and ritual practices that are rooted in radical compassion and deep belonging. My aim is to foster, cultivate, and nurture greater courage, compassion, curiosity, and connection within ourselves, between each other, and with the more-than-human world. My work is trauma-aware, somatic based, earth-honoring, and intuitive, and draws on a range of modalities including parts work and inner mediation, trauma release and resolution, sacred grief work, earth-honoring ritual and ceremony, and the creative healing arts.
My offerings include individual sessions in soul work and grief support. I also design and lead daylong or weekend healing intensives for individuals and families, and offer ritual support (in-person or at a distance) for those experiencing a loss or life transition. My work aims to facilitate self trust and inner leadership, deepen trust and resilience, cultivate wisdom and insight, and restore courage and compassion. My group work includes creating and leading workshops, rituals, and retreats, and offering guest facilitation for workshop leaders. I mentor individuals looking to develop and deepen their skills for holding communal healing spaces that strengthen the spirit, liberate the mind, and re-wild the heart.
I live simply and close to the land, and am the guardian of two rescued wild ones - a mustang named Storm, and a burro named Saoirse (seer-sha). I have had many human teachers but these and my other animal beloveds have taught me the most about living in harmony with the land and finding meaning and joy in the simplest of things. And in navigating the many rough initiations of grief, loss, and trauma in my own life, I have learned much about alchemizing and transmuting pain, building resilience, and returning to a state of deep belonging. I have come to trust that if we allow the weather of our life to temper and shape us, we will find many hidden blessings and unexpected gifts along the way.
“Those who undertake the full journey into their grief come back carrying medicine for the world.”