Professional Bio

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.

 

Nonprofit Experience

Advocate & Front Office Coordinator at Rosie’s Place, Boston, MA, 1997-1999

Lead Teacher Action for a Better Community, Head Start Program, Rochester, NY, 2002-2003

Planned Parenthood Prenatal Plus Program, Denver, CO, 2004

 

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.