A practicing physical therapist and yoga teacher for 27 years, Lara received both her undergraduate and graduate education from Duke University and as a licensed physical therapist, continued her studies with a Post Grad specialization in Neurodevelopmental Training with Recovering Function Organization through Stanford University.
Combining her educational background in physiological studies and her passion for movement, Lara completed her 200-hour teacher training. After several years of teaching, she began to notice a void in the inclusion of anatomy in the conversations of yoga training. In the years to follow, Lara began to refine the LYT Yoga Method, combining physiology, kinesiology, neurology, and functional movement patterns to yield a more cohesive movement philosophy.
In 2011 Lara opened up the first official LYT Yoga Studio, Yoga Stream, in Princeton NJ, and began to share her teachings through an online platform, the LYT daily. Her mission is to educate and empower others through movement. She has taught all levels, from Olympians to aging seniors.
The LYT yoga method in-person and online teacher trainings have codified her technique
that is now shared by hundreds of teachers around the world. Additionally, Lara teaches international retreats, workshops and festivals and shares her passion for movement and wellness on the award-winning ‘Redefining Yoga’ podcast with over 3 million downloads.
Lara is also a certified Natural Food Chef and certified Holistic Health Coach and she lives a vegan lifestyle with her husband, two children, and beloved animals.