- 7am – 5pm
Lara Kohn Thompson
LMT, E-RYT 500, RPYT
Lara Kohn Thompson, LMT, E-RYT 500, RPYT, is a licensed massage therapist, certified Yoga teacher, perinatal trainer, educator and mentor. Building on a successful dance career in her native France, Lara brings her extensive experience with movement and bodywork, as well as a French expertise in perinatal care, to both her teaching and her bodywork practice. While maintaining a vibrant private practice, Lara also offers weekly Yoga classes, Yoga teacher trainings and continuing education workshops for both movement and health professionals. She is co-founder of the perinatal program at Bend and Bloom Yoga and of the Essential Prenatal Yoga teacher training program. Additionally, she is a contributor and trainer for the Integral Yoga Institute, Kula Yoga Project, Wanderlust, and most recently, Namaste Yoga in France.
Rev. Bruce Shankar Fern
Reverend Bruce Shankar Fern, IYM, M.Ed.,has been not just instructing and studying the teachings of Integral Yoga for several decades but living them in every aspect of his life. He is the first to acknowledge that he is a “work in progress”, and his Faith in God (as the Divine Mother) and Guru acts as his guiding light through all his trials and tribulations. He loves sharing with others the insights he has been blessed with through his study of the yoga scriptures combined with daily prayer, worship, and meditation, and hopes to create a lasting community of those who seek wisdom and knowledge in this course.