"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 which 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-focused, and earth-honoring, and draws from a range of modalities including parts work and inner mediation processes, trauma release and resolution, sacred grief work, earth-honoring ceremony and the expressive and creative arts.
My offerings include individual sessions in soul healing and grief coaching. 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 intention is to cultivate inner trust and self-leadership, nurture courage and resilience, cultivate wisdom and insight, and deepen courage and compassion. I 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. I am the guardian of Storm, a formerly wild mustang rescued from abuse and neglect, and Saoirse (seer-sha), a formerly wild burro. It is these ones, and my other animal beloveds, who have taught me the most about how to live in harmony with the land, and how to find meaning and joy in the simplest of things. Through my journeys of navigating grief, loss, and trauma I have learned how to alchemize and transmute pain, cultivate resilience, and return to the state of deep belonging that is our ancestral birthright. I trust that if we can allow ourselves to be tempered and shaped by our lives, we will discover 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.”