What can people expect in your Mighty classes? 

I like to design classes that encourage each student to focus their attention inward, breathe deep, and challenge themselves in a safe and supportive space. Moreover, I try to create an environment where students can embrace their bodies, move freely and intelligently, and cultivate a playful attitude. Great music, laughter, and silliness galore!

About Lara:

Lara has been practicing yoga with joy since 2004. She is currently studying at the 500-hour level with Frog Lotus International, and has completed a training program in Southern Spain with Vidya Jacqueline Heisel and Jennifer Yarrow. She will complete her advanced yoga teacher training program with a trip to Rishikesh, India. In 2013, Lara completed a 50-hour training with Jennilee Toner in Hot Warrior Yoga, and became certified to teach a 50-Asana series that is a creative fusion of Hot Hatha and Hot Vinyasa. She earned her 200-hour certification in 2012 and has studied with other brilliant instructors, including Doug Swenson, David Kyle, and Sean Conley.  

We asked Lara:

Why do you practice yoga? 

Yoga is powerful medicine: challenging, nourishing, and highly addictive! I love that I can walk into a yoga studio in a new or foreign place and be met with positive energy and a sense of community almost instantly. A well-rounded yoga practice makes me feel grounded, fiery, peaceful and spacious all at once. What a gift!

What fuels you? 

Nature is number one! Fresh air, trees, climbing to the top of a big hill or mountain to gain perspective, swimming, singing, sledding, stretching and dancing with reckless abandon! My spectacular friends, learning from kids (and giggling with them), my massive family, super salads, veggie wraps, and kombucha cocktails!

Lara’s favorite piece of wisdom:

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” –Maya Angelou