Friends! I have recently relocated to Austin, TX. Check back soon for my new class schedule and private booking availability. I’m looking forward to serving the Austin community, as well as keeping virtual offerings to stay connected with former clients and students.
I have had the privilege of learning from a variety of senior teachers and have been passed down yogic knowledge from lineages that aim to meet each student where they are. Because of this, I teach to the practitioners who are in the room with me, and I have been blessed to work with a diverse group of individuals. Generally, I teach asana/postural classes that are gentle to moderate in intensity, and allow exploration of a variety of other yogic techniques including pranayama (breathwork), meditation, mudras (hand gestures), and mantra. Restorative classes are gentle and supported by props to aid in each practitioners’ comfort.
Group classes are a beautiful way of bringing the community together to honor the importance of sangha, however the power of a personal practice is just as, if not more, important to uncover the transformational beauty of yoga. I specialize in working with individuals and small groups, helping my clients explore how they can integrate yoga into their daily lives. Book a session for a one-time experience or work with me using a multi-session approach where we combine 1-1 guidance and homework to help find what lights you up.
Who would benefit from private yoga sessions?
As a Clinical Yoga Therapy (CYT) student, I have spent over a year learning how to evaluate and choose techniques found within yogic traditions to help guide individuals towards a more sattvic, or balanced state. The CYT program, 500+ hours of additional training, 4+ years of teaching, and 12 years of personal practice has given me an incredible foundation, and my hope is to help others find the tools that allow them to remember their innate wholeness and experience ease and well-being.
Individuals who suffer from physical and/or mental health conditions*, who wish to improve their health from a mind/body/spirit approach, and/or who would like to develop an accessible personal practice may benefit from private or semi-private yoga sessions.
If you have any questions at all about this offering and if it is the right fit for you, feel free to send me an email at email@example.com. I offer free consultations and can answer any questions you may have.
*As a CYT student, I am not a certified Yoga Therapist. Yoga should not replace any guidance from a medical or mental health professional. Yoga is a wonderful complementary modality, however anyone with a health concern should seek guidance from their health care provider.
**I am not currently taking private clients. Check back soon for updates!**
Mindful Movement In Your Community
Are you looking for an opportunity to bring mindfulness practices to your employees, residents, or students? The benefits of these practices are well known, and you would be doing your communities an incredible service by allowing them to explore time-tested methods for creating peace within a chaotic world. I’m currently taking clients both onsite and virtually. I work on your turf (or server), your time, and with whatever resources you have available.
Events and Workshops will also be listed here as scheduled. Check back soon!
The Shine with Lara (SWL) community has been an amazing one, to say the least. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have run several donation-based classes, with 100% of funds sent to organizations that support under-served communities.
As of 2020, our community has supported the following organizations:
Therapy Fund for Black Women and Girls
LIFE Generation Ltd.
Trans Yoga Project
The TEARS Foundation
Friends of the Banyan USA
GlobalGiving India, COVID-19 Relief Fund
Reclaim the Block
Massachusetts Bail Fund
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
I want to extend a big thank you to my community of practitioners. I couldn’t have supported these organizations without your help!