“I see myself as a vessel through which energy moves with intention; a trusted guide to support my clients as they explore their own health and healing. When we are in pain or dis-ease, the whole is affected and thus the whole must be addressed. This is my path as a healer.”
Lara Elliott is an integrative healer based in Los Angeles, California. Trained and licensed as an acupuncturist in New York City and undergoing her license as a primary care physician in Chinese Medicine in California, Lara employs a variety of eastern and western modalities including integrative reiki, acupressure, craniosacral therapy, herbology, guided visualization and spine activation. Bringing over eight years of training and practice as an acupuncturist to her healing work, she supports her clients to address physical and emotional trauma in the mind and body.
Influenced by a prior career with some of New York’s most influential fashion labels, Lara found that a creative practice was a means to tap into inner wisdom, intuition and a higher spiritual path. During a decade of working and then studying in New York City, Lara noticed the epidemic of stress related dis-ease, anxiety, and emotional stress and how those mental states manifest in the physical body. In New York, she cultivated a Zen Buddhist meditation practice at The Mountains and Rivers Order established by the late John Daido Loori Roshi in Brooklyn. Her Zen Buddhist practice became a pathway to finding inner peace and accessing the wisdom latent in the body and mind through stillness and non-attachment. Now residing in Los Angeles, she finds the same stillness in the natural beauty of California and works with natural elements such as smudging, aromatherapy, minerals and earth rituals to support her clients in accessing inner peace and self-love through her healing work. Lara also cultivates a daily kundalini yoga and meditation practice.
Lara received a Master of Science from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in (New York City) and is currently finishing her Master of Oriental Medicine Program from Yosan University for her California Certification. She has certificates in holistic nutrition and health, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Reiki, and Breathwork. She manages Yogala Yoga Studio in Echo park, leads Reiki trainings and guided breathwork meditation.