Lara believes that beyond the grace of the movement, the depth of the breath and the pure joy of practicing with intent, that it is the soul connection one can experience on your mat which truly is the essence of yoga. And it is from that sacred place that she teaches.
Combining the playfulness of her nature, the importance of intelligent sequencing, music to move your soul and an adventure of self discovery, she teaches with the desire to encourage a journey into moving meditation for all her students. She encourages them to look deeper within, to walk in their truth and to continuously find a way to delight spirit.
After returning from years abroad working in exotic destinations and practicing various styles of yoga, she felt a need to ground herself into the beauty of Cape Town. She then decided to take her deep passion for yoga further and do a teacher training. This was the start of a challenging yet beautiful path deeper into the philosophy and dedication of yoga. She is delighted to be able to share all she knows and continues to learn with other practitioners in this Cape Town community.
Lara has completed a 200 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training in Cape Town in 2011, 200 hour Forrest Yoga Training in Chicago in 2012 and an advanced teacher training with Patrick Creelman in 2013.
She is deeply inspired by teachers like Ana Forrest, Janet Stone, Patrick Creelman, Yvonne De Koek, Jim Harrington and the beauties that teach at The Shala, who have been her teachers for as long as she can remember. She feels honoured to be a part of this sanctuary.