Lara Catone is a writer, transformative guide, social artist and researcher of gender, power and adult development. All of her work is devoted to culture creation that fosters justice, equality, dignity, beauty, mutual power, epic love, and a thriving earth.
Lara has facilitated diverse groups of youth and adults for 20 years through experiential education. A certified Somatic Sexologist, she maintained a private women’s sexual wellness practice in Los Angeles for nine years working extensively with postpartum women. 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 adult sexuality education as well as training for health practitioners and sex educators. In 2014-2015 Lara produced the Sex Lab with Lara podcast. She has a Master’s in Educational Leadership.
Lara’s work has been featured in Yoga Journal magazine, and she has been a featured speaker and guide at 1440 Multiversity, Lightning in a Bottle, Shakti Fest, and the Telluride Yoga Festival.
Lara lives in New York as an inter-independent woman resourced through a constellation of relationships with humans and the wild earth.
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
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.