Intuitive Guide and Bridge-Builder
Lara is passionate about the human journey and dedicated to engendering unity among ALL. Of both East Indian and Turkish origin, educated in U.S., Japan (B.A.) and Turkey (M.A.) and resided all over the globe in varying conditions, Lara is a natural translator, peacemaker and bridge between people, cultures and worlds.
In 2002, Lara had an NDE (near death experience) in the Peruvian Andes. Collapsed from severe illness, Lara went into a coma and briefly left her body and was taken on a journey by two beings who were at her side the whole time, showing her things which led to utterly profound life-altering understanding about existence and how it actually operates. Shortly after returning to the body and recovering from her illness, Lara was chosen to be initiated into a closely guarded Incan tradition of energy medicine by the shaman who helped save her life.
Lara had already been certified in Cranio Sacral Therapy, had studied Sekhem vibrational healing and some other techniques/therapies too, but it was her NDE followed by the initiation into shamanhood really that catalyzed her journey into the healing arts.
Lara simultaneously created three tools for humanity – A book, The Freedom of Innocence A journey into the heart of All That Is, which outlines the 12 Universal Laws of Healing – a body of ancient knowledge that the modern world has forgotten. A healing system called “The KEY”, which has its roots in the indigenous tradition of medicine in which Lara was initiated. And a line of powerful vibrational essences, which are based on the 12 Laws in her book.
Formerly a Journalist (Business Week, The Financial Times and The Washington Post) and Cultural Interpreter, Lara now integrates all her skills with her intense life experience to build the bridges necessary for engendering unification where separation has been. These bridges take peoples, cultures, races, religions, worlds…of all kinds…. across from fragmentation to wholeness, from darkness to lightness, from fear to love.
At it for over 18 years now, Lara maintains a global presence spanning 6 continents with clients and students in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Spain, France, Norway, United States, Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco. She resides with her young son in New Zealand.
“Lara is a refreshing presence whose lightness and humor belies her deep wisdom and caring for the awakening process in all of us”
– R.D., Kaua’i, Hawai’i
Here are but a FEW select tid-bits from Lara’s not-so-normal life:
…has resided in 10 different countries… and visited most of the other ones
…has survived through 4 life-threatening illnesses
…has danced in several music videos for MTV…and even appeared in a Bollywood film (hey, everyone has their faults!)
…has done improv comedy on and off for the past 22 years
…was an equestrian show jumping competitor for over 20 years
… was a Hula dancer with Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua O’Kaua’i, meaning “The Hula School of Many Shamans Emanating from Kauai”. Halau Hula Na Lei Kupua is a project of Aloha International, an all-inclusive organization dedicated to promoting ALOHA (Love) and HUNA (Wisdom) to make the world a healthier, happier place for everyone.
…Hosts a show on Radio Kidnappers in NZ called “Stir the Pot”!
…Is self-educated in nutrition and occasionally gives free healthy eating/cooking classes as a community service.