Who is Lara?
Lara is an internationally touring yoga teacher and artist with a long-standing passion for creative expression through the body. Movement and creativity have been her medicine in her own quest towards health and she revels in the opportunity to share this inner alchemy with students.
Lara is co-founder of Back2Roots Retreats and senior assistant of vinyasa trailblazer Shiva Rea. She has become renowned for her fluid and dynamic teaching style delivered with heartfelt poetic prose, inviting students to savour the texture of every sensation and the flavour of every breath as a portal into revelation and moving meditation.
Meet Lara durig the yoga festival:
The Infinite Body: A Mandala Masterclass
with live music
According to ancient yogic philosophy, the mandala symbol represents the connection between microcosm and macrocosm, where the body is the link to the whole universe and practices centred around the body are a gateway towards experiencing that flow of nature inside.
Join Lara and Benny for this full-spectrum pilgrimage, incorporating slow-simmering vinyasa accompanied by a soaring live soundscape of voice and guitar, to embody the great truth that what is out there, exists also inside: breath, blood, muscles and bone are of the earth; they are the air, rivers, animals and minerals inside, not separate from, but the same.
By meditating on the body as nature, our attention is drawn to the foundations of existence and our place within the cosmos, where our yoga practice can become a call for conscious connection with ourselves, and the world around us.
Full Body Listening: Yin and Sound Journey
with Lara & Benny
Get ready to embark upon an illuminating journey through the senses as we turn the body into one big ear. To learn to listen, not just with our external ears, but to turn every cell into an organ of perception, as we start by listening to the external music and then follow those impulses into the symphony alive inside of us.
This deep dive into the bliss body is a call for conscious connection with ourselves as we learn to inhabit our bodies in a profound way. Through deliciously deep yin postures and paired with a transcendental live soundscape of voice and guitar, you are invited to savour the texture of every sensation as a gateway towards deep rest and realisation.
This will be all juicy hip and heart medicine paired with spine-tingling sonic acupuncture, as we learn to be a space holder for our most intimate experiences, perhaps getting to know ourselves on a scale previously never thought possible.