"I want more of this experience of community showing up so fully and beautifully.
This is some of what will change the world."
I provide guest facilitation for retreats, organizations, communities, festivals, and other gatherings. My services include the design and facilitation of grieving rituals, healing circles, trainings, and workshops. My work is holistic, inclusive, trauma-informed, earth-honoring, and I draw from a wide range of practices including circle work, experiential group work, somatic/embodiment processes including conscious movement, sensory awareness, voice work and breathwork, ritual gesture and ceremonial practices, and the creative healing arts including writing practice.
Following initial discussions to determine facilitation needs and requirements I will create an outline of proposed offerings along with a description of how I intend to hold the space and information about any materials needed, including expenses. If the event requires a team of facilitators I can advise on this and recommend and/or gather and manage that team. I provide descriptions and photographs for publicity when/if required and can provide preparatory material for participants including suggestions for aftercare and integration practices following the event.
Some examples of facilitation services offered in the past are: creating/leading grief rituals for private retreats and programs; teaching classes and leading mass grief 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. Read some testimonials here.
“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