Lara was introduced to yoga in 2002 and left her first class inspired by the physicality of Asanas and the mental clarity from Pranayama breath work. Over the next several years she ventured in and out of different styles and studios before finding her “home” in Vinyasa Yoga. Lara could recognize the profound spiritual and personal growth happening as a result of regular practice and was compelled to want to share it.
Lara enrolled in Be Luminous’ 200 hour Teaching Training in January, 2012 so she could deepen her teaching experience as well as knowledge of yoga’s rich history and philosophy. Lara has completed a Teacher’s Assisting Program (TAP), Teacher Training, and Foundations of Baptiste Yoga with Lisa Black at Shakti East. She has also taken workshops with Master Teachers Amy Ippoliti, Tiffany Cruickshank, Chris Chavez, and Rod Stryker to name a few. She practices Ashtanga weekly with Troy Lucero and continues to find inspiration from her mentors Tina Templeman, Liz Doyle, and Dora Gyramati When she’s off the mat Lara spends time with her husband Mark and her 5 year old son Liam.