Lara Catone is a writer, leadership coach, educator, and researcher of eros. All of her work is devoted to culture creation that fosters justice, equality, dignity, beauty, collaborative power, epic love, and a thriving earth.
Lara has facilitated diverse groups of youth and adults for 20 years through transformative and experiential education. She maintained a private women’s sexual wellness practice in Los Angeles for nine years. She is known as an innovator in somatic (body-based) healing and learning and for creating powerfully engaging, alchemical group spaces.
Lara is the founder of The Artemis School for Women's Sexual Sovereignty, offering training and certification for health practitioners and sex educators. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership.
Lara lives in Portland, OR as an independent woman resourced through a constellation of life-enhancing relationships and the forest.
Professional Training & Education
I have both studied and actively practiced and integrated what I have learned from the below named people and organizations. I have worked extensively as a yoga & movement teacher, somatic sexologist, birth doula and childbirth educator.
University of Massachusetts at Boston, 2001
Bachelor of Arts in English, Summa cum Laude, Minor in Africana Studies
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Candidate/Drop out for Teacher Licensure in Secondary Education
Doula Training with ALACE (The Association of Labor Assistants & Childbirth Educators), 2005
200 Hour Yoga Certification, Denver, CO, Samadhi Center for Yoga, 2006
Ongoing study and apprenticeship to yoga teacher, Shiva Rea, 2006-2010
Certified AcroYoga Teacher, 2007
Apprenticeship with Jaiya, 2010-2012
Certified Somatic Sexologist and Sexological Bodyworker, 2012
Study with Ellen Heed 2010-2017
Study with Holly Hamilton and Awakening Avalon 2016-2018
Candidate for Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership, Meridian University, 2018-the future
At Meridian I have the privilege of studying with Jean Houston from whom I learned the term Social Artist.
Advocate & Front Office Coordinator at Rosie’s Place, Boston, MA, 1997-1999
Public School Education Experience
I worked in the public school systems of Rochester, NY and Denver, CO as an apprenticing teacher, tutor and substitute teacher for grades pre-K-12, 2001-2005.