Catalyst and Connector Extraordinaire
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. Severely ill, Lara died and left her body to be taken on a journey accompanied by two loving, light beings. One of the many gifts of this profound experience was a deep life-altering understanding about existence and how it actually operates. She was then returned back to her body, recovered to full health in due course and was chosen to be initiated into a closely guarded Incan tradition of energy medicine by the shaman who helped her get well.
Lara had already been certified in Cranio Sacral Therapy, Sekhem Vibrational Healing and other techniques/therapies, but it was her NDE followed by the initiation into shaman-hood herself, which really catalyzed her commitment to the healing arts.
In the years that followed, Lara developed a healing system called “The KEY”, which has its roots in the indigenous tradition of medicine in which she was initiated. She published her 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. Lastly came the creation of 12 super powerful vibrational essences, called The Key Live 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 individuals, groups, cultures, races, religions, etc. across from fragmentation to wholeness, from darkness to lightness, from fear to love.
Through her transformative teachings, Lara has elevated and empowered the lives of thousands across the globe. 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.
“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 to date… and visited most of the other ones
…has survived through 4 life-threatening illnesses
…is also an actress and has done improv comedy on and off for the past 22 years
…has danced in several music videos for MTV…and even appeared in a Bollywood film (skeleton in the closet, that one)
…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.
…Is self-educated in nutrition and occasionally gives free healthy eating/cooking classes as a community service.