Photo by Michelle Smith-Lewis

Welcome

I’m glad you are here. I hope your visit provides a moment for you to pause, take a deep breath, and refresh.

My name is Lara, and I am a writer, yogi, teacher, mentor, and student of life. I believe people possess a wealth of untapped capacity for well-being. My purpose is to introduce and guide your journey to the power that resides within you.

Everyone deserves happiness and freedom from suffering. The ability to experience this requires practice, courage, and openness. If you take anything away from your time here, I sincerely hope it’s a glimpse of a brighter, lighter reality as a possibility for you and the world.

Enjoy!

| Michelle Smith-Lewis

| Michelle Smith-Lewis

Musings

“Let us be silent so that the Giver of Speech may speak.”
—Rumi, Persian poet and Sufi mystic

Musings arise from life experience and meditation on the unseen space from which the seen takes form. Everything contained here within is but a fractional emanation of the infinite field from which it originates. Energy coalesced into words, images, and sound—and hopefully pointing you toward a glimpse of the unlimited Infinite Creative Source that often remains unseen…until we sit quietly.

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Events

I look forward to meeting you in person.

Slow Flow at Seattle Yoga Arts
(livestream only)
October 10, 2022
9:45AM–11:15 AM
October 17, 2022
9:45AM–11:15 AM

The Fire Within: Meeting Consciousness through Creativity at Datza Studios
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 5:00PM–9:00 PM

Full Moon Mandala 2022: Monthly Immersive Yoga Practice at Seattle Yoga Arts
Monthly series through December 6, 2022
7:30 PM–9:00 PM

An invitation to gather in community around a moon-strewn mandala of yogic arts. Everyone is welcome to this intimate, in-studio-only circle.

Falling in Love with Meditation (at last!)
A Weekly Meditation Circle at Lara’s Home Studio

Every Thursday Evening
7:00 PM–8:15 PM

In the weekly circle, we’ll explore a variety of prompts, as well as both guided and walking around meditations to enliven your personal practices in-between.

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| Michelle Smith-Lewis

“Meditation can be the most fulfilling love relationship you will ever have in your life—a love that lasts more than one night, a love that is true, eternal, boundless, delight.”

—Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti Yoga founder and activist

“Meditation can be the most fulfilling love relationship you will ever have in your life—a love that lasts more than one night, a love that is true, eternal, boundless, delight.”

—Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti Yoga founder and activist