"I want more of this experience of community showing up so fully and beautifully. This is some of what will change the world."
I can provide guest facilitation for your organization, community, or gathering. My services include designing and holding grief rituals, ceremonies, circles, trainings, and workshops. My work is holistic, trauma-informed, systems-focused, and earth-honoring, and draws from a range of inter-related practices including; ways of council, experiential group work, truth and reconciliation work, writing practice, communal ritual and ceremony, group shadow work, meditation practices, group singing and breath-work.
Following initial discussions, I will create a description of the proposed offering with an outline and timeline of the event, and information about any items or materials required, including an estimate for expenses. If the event requires a larger team of facilitators I can advise and recommend, and/or gather and manage that team. I can provide descriptions and photographs for publicity when and if required, and preparatory material for participants, including aftercare and integration practices following the event.
Past guest facilitation has included; creating and leading communal rituals for private retreats and programs, teaching classes and leading large group ceremonies at the Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium and Beloved Festival; facilitating Restorative Circles and The Work That Reconnects with groups, communities, and organizations, and designing/leading rituals and threshold crossing ceremonies for individuals and groups. Please contact me to discuss how I can might serve your group or community.
“Simply put, Lara is ideally suited for this sacred alchemical work. She has the capacity to hold deep space for the
sorrows of the world while being firmly rooted in the healing power of the good, the true, and the beautiful.”
Freyja Swan-Utsman, San Luis Obispo, CA