" I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for yesterday's session.

It was amazing and completely life-changing." 

Julia Goodall, Bath, UK

TESTIMONIALS

WORKSHOPS/RITUALS/RETREATS

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

Lara is a skilled facilitator who navigates the most challenging issues of our time with wisdom, sensitivity, and a wide-open heart. Her event was a deep experience that challenged me to explore my grief and pain, while empowering me to face those hurts with resilience and hope.

~ Kevin Gallagher, Santa Barbara, CA

When the world is shaking at its core and nothing feels safe or certain we need to be brought together in such a way that we can FEEL what is happening and then carry each other through. Thank you Lara for having created such a space for us all to find healing and mutual support. 

~ Gwen Moore, Eugene, OR

This is such important work, no matter where your grief is stemming from. It was very transformational for me and I highly recommend it. Drawing on the wisdom of so many amazing teachers, Lara presents it masterfully. 

~ Brenda Johnson, Ashland, OR

 

I have the greatest gratitude and wonder for the community created and soul work accomplished, at Lara's recent Portland event "Drinking from the Well: The Sacred Work of Grief". The work she unveils is the work of love and joy and pain and sorrow; it is the work of moving forward in this particular world, in this particular embodiment, at this particular juncture in time.  It is Lara's great gift to offer her wisdom, her journey and her extensive knowledge to all who wish to experience this on the very deepest level. She does so with gentleness, passion, insight and an expansive and inclusive spirit.

~ Kristen Wilson, Salem, OR

Everyone has something to grieve. I went specifically to grieve about the Earth and all we are losing. Those of us who love the earth and are awoke to what is happening are carrying so much grief. Taking the time to feel and express grief for disappearing species, desecrated places, and our difficult future does not mean we are giving up, but rather it can re-energize us to continue our activism. Grief is the other side of love and we can’t have one without the other, yet there are so few places where our grief is welcomed and accepted and can be fully expressed in community.

~ Sharon Blick, Eugene, OR

Here's a wonderful opportunity to reclaim energy you may be unknowingly wasting just trying to hold back despair. My close friend, Lara, is a gifted facilitator bringing many years of study and practice to create the safe space needed to grieve through despair into the power of community. 

~ Leonard Higgins, Eugene, OR

I wanted to wholeheartedly thank you for the ritual. It was very, very profound. You are gifted as a healer. You have been through the fires and storms of grief and now have emerged as a being of light and healing that this world so much needs!!!

~ Lesley McClintock, Portland, OR

If you want a deeply poignant and absolutely beautiful experience, I most highly recommend this sacred work. If you are at all interested, go. If you are curious, go. If you are doubtful, go. If you think this is for you or if you think this is not for you, go. You will be forever blessed and eternally grateful.

~ Chante Dao, Hugo, OR

So much gratitude Lara for leading this life changing event. The village we created was stronger than I imagined possible, and carried me to depths I've not reached in so long. Gratitude to all my villagers too, for embracing my grief and beauty and strength. May all share in this powerful healing.

~ Öcean MacConnell Liff-Anderson, Corvallis OR

I found myself feeling amazed the morning we parted ways, as tears sprang up. I had come to know and care for my fellow Villagers, made friends, heard stories, saw inside their hearts briefly. A true community holds the capacity to experience many things together without busting at the seams. Grief bonds when held with compassion and understanding. Grief shows us our capacity for Joy as well. A community that learns to hold both is strong, resilient, and capable of changing the world. Thank you, Lara Lwin Treadaway, for guiding us.

~ Michelle Madgett, San Luis Obispo, CA

 

This is so beautiful, as are you. Your deep listening and following are an inspiration and light along my path and so many others'. It was a special gift to join you in grief work last year and I look forward to meeting again in beauty as the path unfolds.

~ Karen Maple Holmes, Portland, OR

Thank you, Lara, for an incredible gift of healing. It will be a memory I will travel with and share with others wherever I go. So glad our paths came together during this time in my life. From a very grateful heart.”

~ Jean Edwards, San Luis Obispo, CA

Having a strong leader who kept structure, time and process in check made me feel safe and secure and helped ease any tension about the day. I feel like the ritual took off another “layer” of stress and tension that I was experiencing and I was able to let go of some things I was holding onto, thinking and feeling I needed to deal with it on my own. I have recommended this event to many friends already and I have told them it was deeply nourishing and healing on many levels.

~ Jeanean Rauch, Corvallis, OR

I would recommend this event to anyone open minded and ready to embrace a positive shift. I found that we are all grieving and we all want and need a community to share and release this an feel the embrace of love. I’ve been needing, wanting, searching for a way to process my loss and grief and I found this Grief Ritual to be perfect for my needs. I found more layers of past grief bubbling up and I was able to let more go more than just what I thought I was grieving. Thank you so much for this amazing work and healing gift.

~ Cathy Jamieson, San Luis Obispo, CA

This is a great opportunity to explore and express your grief, where you can truly go to very deep places and feel safe doing it, being held by a facilitator who is kind, compassionate, powerful and experienced. Lara, I love the combination of your skills and experience, your love and deep compassion for the work, your humor and seriousness with the process, your kindness and the over abiding love that you share.

~ Jack Leishman, Ashland, OR

I can’t even begin to say how beautiful, brilliant, deep, delicious, wise, impactful, meaningful, moving, powerful, fierce, profound, real, and deeply healing this gathering was. I spent a year at Kalani-Honua on the Big Island of Hawaii following two years at Esalen so I have experienced many healing events, retreats and workshops, and I have to say that I was so thoroughly cleansed, impressed, moved, touched, wrung out, inspired and lifted up by this Grief Ritual Retreat at Loving Earth Sanctuary that I still can’t believe it. I highly recommend this experience to everyone I know! Amazing work!!! Amazing!!!

~ Montgomery Norton, San Luis Obispo, CA

It was a very healing/reviving experience for me. You created a space that was grounding, safe, uplifting, sacred and deeply real.

~ Isa Jennings, Eugene, OR

The ritual cleared and cleansed me, the next day I felt a great capacity to hold life and things that were unbearable before. It was a life-changing practice that I intend to make a part of my life on a regular basis. Lara is an extraordinary spirit and a skillful facilitator. The container she created felt incredibly safe and inclusive allowing me to do very deep work. This ritual is a much-needed balm for healing the collective.

~ Jana Holm, Portland, OR

 

Please attend this important event. It will change the way you see the world, the grief, the joy and our connection. Lara Lwin Treadaway will enfold you and bring you into a world beyond right and wrong, a world where we can all meet and hold space for each other.

~ Milena Worsham, Ashland, OR

Thank you for offering service to the indigenous peoples of this land. It is sacred work and the wind will be at your back.

~ Lyla June Johnston, Albuquerque, NM

The songs. The jubilation. The celebration. All in front of the villages

Altar. It was beautifully put together in a way that made it easy to do the

work with everyone. The poetry was profoundly moving. I believe this was just a beginning and still a palpable lesson I have been waiting for, to share my tears with others. To be seen. And to be thanked for doing so. I felt very present. I felt connected. You must experience this ceremony to whatever capacity you can. It is simple. It is powerful. And it is moving.

~ Blake S., Corvallis, OR

Thank you Lara Lwin Treadaway for organizing this, it was so amazing! What a way to WAKE UP both literally and figuratively.

~ Wendy Wysong Leighton, Ashland, OR

Thank you for facilitating the amazing day Saturday! I do feel changed, and I certainly can say this experience feels like one of those "watershed" experiences. I highly recommend this for anyone who feels the burden of grief over personal or any other loss.

~ Lisa Mayfield, Portland, OR

The Drinking from the Well Retreat opened up the pain of deep unresolved guilt, resentment and anger I held for my mother and allowed me to see who she was and why for the first time. It was a true epiphany that I wouldn't have had without being present in this beautiful circle Lara gave us. I feel I am at peace for the first time in my life.

~ Robin Clark, Coos Bay, OR

Lara, because of the heart, beauty and wisdom you provided at the workshop, my life trajectory has been reset. Deep level healing is the way free. Your gift to me. With deep honoring, love and gratitude.

~ Don GerBracht, San Luis Obispo, CA

I want more of this experience of community showing up so fully and so beautifully. This is some of what will change the world.

~ Peia, Ashland, OR

I would highly recommend this event. This was an extremely well held container, a village well created. Lara, your wealth of experience, your authenticity and openness, your compassion, sense of ease and familiarity with grief, led the day beautifully.

~ Brenda Blair, Ashland, OR

Lara's teaching has a shamanic quality. She has clearly journeyed to places most people don’t have the courage to travel to or the resilience to return from, and has brought back treasures I imagine few people even know exist. When working with people in front of the group she accompanied them with such warmth and skillfulness, and brought them safely back with such ease and confidence that you could see she is someone who truly walks her walk. I feel lucky to have met Lara, let alone worked with her.

~ Beth Reichart, Portland, OR

This was a beautiful and profound experience and I’m very grateful to have experienced it with you as our grief tender.

~ Karen Duggan, San Luis Obispo, CA

I have recommended this event to many friends already and I have told them it was deeply nourishing and healing on many levels.

~ E. Rho, Corvallis, OR

The work you are doing is critical for assisting folks like me that need this energetic movement and soul retrieval plus radical support for it. I know I did some major work and felt honored to be present for my fellow villagers.

~ Elizabeth Izzo, Portland, OR

Lara wove so many profound and thought provoking ideas into this workshop that my head is still spinning. I am so inspired to learn more. I think I just experienced something truly life-changing.

~ Richard Saunders, London, UK

Thank you for a FANTASTIC, TRANSFORMATIONAL, HOPE-FILLED Gathering!!!!

~ Rachael R. Resch, Ashland, OR

Lara creates a safe space where I can be vulnerable and I believe men in this culture need a great deal of support in learning how to express honest emotions.

~ Vernon Huffman, Corvallis, OR

Clarity, Vastness, Depth, Liberation, Inspiration, Community. Grateful for today’s Grief workshop of Unraveling. It works if you work it. Thank You Lara Lwin Treadaway.

~ Anahata Kia Wind, San Luis Obispo, CA

Lara’s insight, knowledge and compassion to serve people through the process of grief is so powerful and wise. It’s very evident she has devoted herself to this much needed practice of healing. The love and acceptance she evokes in this work is truly moving and powerful.

~ Gina Shuman, San Luis Obispo, CA

This was one of the most rich and beautiful days of my life. I did not know how, but felt a need to grieve all that I had not for so long... and to look for answers in that unacknowledged pain and sorrow. Lara held an impeccably clear, loving space for all of us to do just that. To be safe with the tribe. Supported by strangers, connected to all human beings by this beauty-full grief. I came away having made friends with my sadness and peace with the anger that protects it. I continue to feel a sense of peace as I let the grief walk beside me, no longer judged or hindered by fear.

~ Erica Indrani Eddy, San Luis Obispo, CA

Lara is a brilliant and inspiring teacher and guide. Her ability to be present and hold a safe container with anything and everything that comes up is quite something to behold.  Her work with addictions is giving me new hope. Being here today has not only been a learning experience but a powerful healing experience too.

~ Tina Shaw, London, UK

Lara is a gifted guide through the deep well of sorrow and grief. She is receptive to the needs of each participant being aware of the community as a whole. Lara holds a safe container in which participants can let go in ways many of us have never been able to before. The deep joy which follows the out-pouring of grief is truly profound. These rituals have been life-changing for me.

~ Oshi, Coos Bay, OR

This was the most profound workshop I have taken in years, and I've attended a lot of workshops! It transformed everything I ever thought about communication.

~ Kathy Field, London, UK

I cannot suggest enough how much this event changed me. For anyone feeling the loss of another or loss of a dream. This event helped me, in my darkest time, to begin my healing process. Sign up, you will not be disappointed. 

~ P. Scott Roberts, Ashland, OR

Your presence in my life has come with great healing and shift. Since I met you I am so much more clear on what peace feels like. That deep peace at the very center of the pain for all the things you mentioned. I can’t say enough about you and the safe space you held to communally do such personal work as process ones grief. You are masterful at what you do, and so clearly and beautifully committed to helping heal the planet with this work. Thank you. Thank you. Deep bow of gratitude.

~ Laura Ghirenghelli Knutson, San Luis Obispo, CA

Each time I tell of the experience I had of "Drinking from the Well" to a friend who didn't get to experience it they are amazed and my story becomes a little more complete and clearer to me. You blessed us all with this gift. You truly created a sacred space, of trust, holiness and safety. What a combination. Thank you so much, Lara.

~ Lois Williams, Coos Bay, OR

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. 

~ David Little, London, UK

I would absolutely recommend this ritual for anyone who is longing for an authentic, safe and reverent engagement of our deepest most profound emotions. This is profound experiential work for both personal and communal nurturance and healing.

~ Richard Leversee, San Luis Obispo, CA

Thank You Lara for showing me how to grieve!! I feel like a weight has been lifted from me!! You lifted me up when I needed it the most!! This ritual will be with me for a long time. Keep up your great journey for you truly help many people!!

~ Mary Adams, Coos Bay, OR

 

Thank you Lara Lwin Treadaway for being so real that almost in a flash of your smile my anger, denial, resentments and fear of the wrongdoings of others neutralized so that I could be present with that which I like to hide and repress. Your wisdom and beautiful voice gave me an invisible chord of courage and magnetized me to my heart.  More please. 

~ Fran Dukehart, San Luis Obispo, CA

Yes! My heart is so full! Thank you!!

~ Elise Anderson, Ashland, OR

To be part of this sacred ceremony was an honor. To be among the trees and next to the water. To feel the warmth of the fire in the center of this circle of like minded individuals. All of this as the sun rose and rain fell from the sky. 

~ Cindy Williamson Valencia, Ashland, OR

So moved! So touched! This beautiful night has become one of my most precious memories! I didn't want to leave last night. When can we do it again?

~ Sandra Bailey, Ashland, OR

The Drinking from the Well Retreat opened up the pain of deep unresolved guilt, resentment and anger I held for my mother and allowed me to see who she was and why for the first time. It was a true epiphany that I wouldn't have had without being present in this beautiful circle Lara gave us. I feel I am at peace for the first time in my life.
~ Robin Clark, Coos Bay, OR

The practices Lara took us through were deeply transformative. Her sensitivity to the needs of all the participants, individually and collectively, was inspirational. She brought an incredible quality of presence to the room that helped us all feel safe and supported.

~ Francesca Simms, Portland, OR

Thank you for this beautiful work. I'm so glad I met you and walked the path with you at the symposium last weekend. Many blessings.

~ River Seanain Snow, Laytonville, CA

Thank you, Lara, for your service and leadership this weekend at Herbal Symposium. I am forever grateful and look forward to learning more from you!

~ Sacha Sterling, Sebastopol, CA

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS

Thank you a thousand times for all your love and help. I feel an unaccustomed ease and joy in everything. What a gift!

~ Geraldine Bethune, London, UK

I cannot recommend Lara highly enough, as a wise, compassionate witness and guide. She helped me reflect on my loss of self, on my need for individuation, to call back my projections, off of the other, reclaim these lost parts of my psyche. Grief yields to gratitude, for these experiences, all of them. I cannot thank Lara enough for her support, compassion and guidance.

~ Ocean Liff-Anderson, Corvallis, OR

Having worked with many different practitioners over the last ten years, I have found Lara to be an extremely wise, knowledgeable and compassionate woman. She seems to possess the traits of someone who has walked the path of life many times over. Her intuitiveness is powerful to behold. It has been a very great honour for me to have had her guidance and support.

~ Johanna Lueders, London, UK

Bless your heart Lara. Today is utterly transformed. I'm so grateful to know, work, and grieve with you. You are perhaps one of the only dedicated "griefwalkers" I have personally known. I truly see you living wholeheartedly and in integrity, sharing the most far-reaching, radical, and truly revolutionary medicine through your intuitively-guided offerings. I am humbled and inspired to work with you and support you. To express my gratitude, and honor your value.

~ Blake Roberts, Portland, OR

I am so overwhelmed with gratitude for yesterday's session. It was amazing and completely life changing and marked a major personal breakthrough for me. You have worked on my deepest layers and set me free to shine as I know I was created to.

~ Julia Goodall, Bath, UK

Our work together has brought me so much freedom from the inner turmoil I have lived with most of my life. My relationship with myself has changed so dramatically that I can hardly remember the depression and hopelessness that I experienced for so long. My only regret is that I didn’t have your support earlier to save me so many years of struggle.

~ Lisa Dowell, London UK

Having spent most of my life immersed in Buddhist study and practice I believe I can recognize a Bodhisattva when I see one. Lara is one of life's rarities, an unswervingly compassionate warrior with a true "heart of perfection". Deep bows to this earth angel bringing her gifts to us mere mortals. 

~ Elias Carter, London, UK

 

My grief support sessions with Lara moved both emotional and physical energy. Her expert skill in listening, mirroring, and holding space allowed me the room to find hidden expression locked in my jaw. I find Lara to be a nurturing soul with a wise presence.

~ Constance Hart, Morro Bay, CA

You are a wonderful healer. The world so needs your caring.

~ Denis White, Corvallis, OR

Lara has been able to guide me to a point of clarity and forward momentum that has not been achieved by years of counseling. I am absolutely floored by her ability to guide and support me in this way.

~ Anthony Veltri, Corvallis, OR

You work absolute magic. My life is forever changed from having met and worked with you. Thank you for returning me to myself. I am beyond grateful.

~ J. A. Davis, London, UK

Working with Lara has given me more and more clarity about the fears that have been driving my life, and more choice about the path I am taking through life. She has helped me move through some incredibly challenging issues with a degree of insight and understanding that I have never experienced before with other therapists and healers. She has taught me to how to navigate through life with more clarity and compassion and confidence. I am eternally grateful for her help.

~ Adriana Martinez, London, UK

When I first came to see Lara I hated myself and most other people around me. I was plagued with thoughts of suicide, of finding a way out. She has the kind of unswerving compassion that makes you believe in angels. I've been given another chance at life and it's all down to meeting her. 

~ Jennifer Williams, Portland, OR

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