Professional Bio

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

Candidate for Masters of Education, Meridian University, 2019
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.