Lara Land is a Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga teacher with 10 trips to study in India and over 20 years yoga practice. She specializes in accessibility and adaptability in practice and has a unique knack for bringing together discipline and warmth in her offerings. Lara has traveled the world bringing yoga as healing to the neediest, most notably in India and Rwanda where she worked for months with HIV positive women and children. This experience led her to open her first studio, Land Yoga in Harlem and to found non-profit, Three and a Half Acres Yoga which provides yoga, breathing and mindfulness techniques to underserved communities to support individuals in recognizing their own power for positive change. Lara is the co-producer of SOULFest, an international wellness festival which highlights diversity in fitness and is the author of My Bliss Book, an undated life-purpose planner and online coaching program. She works with individuals and corporations as a wellness and motivational speaker and coach.
Lara has been seen and heard on CBS, Fox5, NY1, PIX11, SiriusXM Radio, and recognized in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Daily News, Shape, Mantra, Well & Good, Goth, New York Yoga Life Magazine, Health Magazine, Sonima, DoYouYoga, BeYogi, YogaCityNYC, Apartment Therapy, and Yoga Journal.
I can come here after work feeling enslaved and angry from my job and I find that about halfway into the yoga practice my mind is cleared of that and I always leave in a different state of emotion than when I arrived and without drinking wine… it’s been totally unexpected
Senior participants really do appreciate Ms Land’s enthusiastic and gentle nature. They enjoy learning new yoga techniques, breathing exercises and different mantra.
We all enjoy Ms. Lara’s volunteer work and look forward to having her.
I have known Lara for several years and practiced Yoga with her at the Reebok Sports Club in New York City for an extended period in 2008. Lara is an excellent teacher of Yoga. She approached the task of introducing me to the practice of Yoga with unbelievable patience and good humor. Her deep knowledge of the art, its history and the different methods were apparent during each session. I was also impressed by Lara’s devotion to improving her skills and knowledge through her extended trips to India, where she practiced with the family widely known for creating the style she specializes in practicing and teaching.
All Eight Limbs
All Eight Limbs is a movement started by Lara Land to encourage us to share and live all the aspects of yoga beyond just the poses.
How we live our lives off the mat affects those around us and ripples like waves.
That is why we are encouraging YOU to join the movement.
The current All Eight Limbs Challenge is up on our YouTube page. Subscribe to stay informed.
Participate on your own or get your whole studio or entire community involved by inviting Lara Land to your city to share her All Eight Limbs and related workshops where she’ll teach you step by step how to transform and uplift an entire community.
All Eight Limbs
Her full concept yoga approach is now a Movement. All Eight Limbs is an effort to bridge the gap between traditional yoga fundamentals and modern life. Using Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the teachings of Ashtanga Yoga Lara demonstrates how we can alleviate stress and pain from our lives, meet our goals, and uplift others. After this talk/workshop yoga will become a part of each and every moment, movement, and choice in your life well beyond the yoga mat.
Train Your Brain I & II
I loved that it was a small group, and therefore very personal, with people sharing their experiences and concerns. It was a four-hour long workshop, but I was never bored because it went from lecture to sharing and discussing, to guided meditations and activities. It’s a class I’ll be thinking about for awhile! – Kristie
Jump Back Jump Through
I found it really helpful to hear the process of jumping back/forward/through narrating and modeled and to learn key mental cues to give myself in my practice every day. Now, I think about putting weight into my hands and imagining my feet ‘levitating’ for a moment each time I jump forward. I also found it helpful to have the skill of jumping through broken down further, so I could advance my practice of it, even though I’m not yet able to jump through all the way. This has really changed my practice and given me a deeper appreciation for how much work it takes to build seemingly small parts of my practice. – Molly Horstman
Transform, Transcend, Surrender:
In March 2014 Lara raised $10,000 for Odanadi International, an organization that rescues children from Human Trafficking. Taste of India was a massive success due largely to the trust and community that Lara and her studio Land Yoga had built during the previous three years. They have worked with the parks, schools, small businesses, and non-profits in their neighborhood lifting everyone to the next level. Learn how to turn your business into an institution that transforms lives! This course is perfect for yoga studios or for any business looking to make an impact!