Lara Lwin Treadaway facilitates healing and transformation within community, weaving experiential group process, ritual and ceremony, ways of council, embodiment practices, and the creative healing arts to cultivate inspiration, resilience, and joy during these turbulent times. She believes that sacred grief work, earth-honoring ritual, creative expression, and ancestral connection are alchemical pathways to restoring deep belonging, within ourselves, between each other, and with the other-than-human world.
Lara has been leading workshops, retreats, rituals, and trainings for over a decade. Her events are trauma informed, accessible, inclusive, and grounded in deep ecology, radical compassion, and truth-telling. She has led groups of up to 300 people, and internationally throughout the UK and the US. Along with the public Lara has worked with a diversity of groups including youth on probation, activist groups, veterans, native youth, eco-villages, and the homeless community.
Lara was a founding member of Transition Town Brixton. She studied with Chris Johnstone, co-author of Active Hope, and Joanna Macy, and has facilitated The Work That Reconnects for a decade. She Lara studied with Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of Nonviolent Communication, and has taught NVC to individuals and groups. She has studied with Restorative Justice practitioner, Dominic Barter, and is a facilitator for his Restorative Circle Process. She is also a facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance's Awakening the Dreamer Symposium.
Lara has facilitated private and public grief rituals for families, eco-villages, and festivals - including Beloved Festival in Oregon and the Women's Herbal Symposium in Northern California. Lara's lifestyle is one of radical simplicity, grateful service, and sacred reciprocity. She is committed to living her activism and lives off-grid, on the road in a bus that runs fossil fuel free on waste vegetable oil (WVO). She travels throughout the West Coast offering her work in the spirit of the gift.