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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 devotee. 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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Group Classes & Events

I look forward to meeting you in person or online.

Gentle Yoga & Meditation with Lara (Online)
Weekly offering via Zoom
Fridays 6:00 PM–7:00 PM

Yoga for Resilience (Online)
Monday, February 6, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Monday, February 13, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
Monday, April 17, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

Full Moon Mandala 2023: Monthly Immersive Yoga Practice at Lara's home studio
Monthly offering through December 26, 2023
7:30 PM–9:00 PM

At each Full Moon Mandala, we practice and honor the sacredness of our embodiment. Integrating the moon’s outpouring at this time can bring forth profound healing and stillness of being. These gatherings provide a safe place to release accumulated stress and prepare for the new month to come.

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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