About me

Lara Weithorn, 
CAMTC #25433 
Advanced Myofascial Release Therapist

Specializing in:
• JFB Myofascial Release  Approach™ - John F. Barnes
• Biodynamic CranialSacral Therapy - Ged Sumner's Body Intelligence School




With a background in traditional massage and Structural Integration (aka Rolfing), I found my specialty in the profoundly effective structural therapy of Myofascial Release.  

My fascination with fascia began 15 years ago. After two decades of sports injuries and years of pain, I had an "ah-ha" moment! All those times I fell off my horses, skis, snowboard, and mountainbike, were not incidental. With muscles of concrete, that no doctor could explain, myo-fascial release was the first relief I’d had in years!

My healing journey eventually brought me to John F. Barnes approach Myofascial Release™ (MFR).

I've now taken more than 300 hours of JFB Myofascial Release courses, with no intention of stopping this fabulous learning journey. I continue to explore the body’s healing potential with a East-meets-West belief system; including completing a 2-year Biodynamic CranioSacral program in 2017; trained as a yoga instructor, RYH 200, and the Yoga Tune Up® - yoga therapy program. I have taken more than 1300 hours in Myofascial Release, other fascially focused coursework, Neuromuscular Re-education, CranialSacral, Energy Medicine, and Shamanism; along with anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, injury evaluation, and related coursework at UCLA Extension, which I blend with my love of yoga, dance, and hiking, for a whole mind-body approach to healing and moving through life.


Coursework:


Myofascial Release (MFR & related):

• John F. Barnes, 2011 - 2014 
(Advanced Therapist Status): 
Myofascial Release I & II; Unwinding & Advanced Unwinding; Rebounding; Cervical Thoracic; Fascial Pelvis x2.


• Skill Enhancement Seminar - 5 clinic days; training with John Barnes and his physical therapists. 

• Focus on Fascia seminars 
w/ Frances Nicolais, 2011-2013:
 
FOF I, II & III; Shoulder Girdle; Head, Neck & Sinus; TMJ conditions; Carpal Tunnel; Breast Care, Arthritis; Fibromyalgia; Scoliosis; Scar Tissue; Mobilization; Skin Rolling.

• Facial Connections & Internal Pelvic Release, 2013 & 2014; Lori Zeltwanger, PT.

Myofascia Related:
• Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, w/Body Intelligence, 2 year program, 2017.

• NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT L1, cert 2016); David Weinstock, 2015
• Eric Dalton's Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, w/ Paul Kelly, 2014.

• Myofascial Cupping, 2014.
• DermoNeuroModulation (DNM); Diane Jacobs, PT, 2014 & 2015.

• Rock Tape FMT Basic certification; 2016
• Kinesiology Taping; Gregory Hawthorne, ATC, 2015

• Fascial Fitness; Robert Schleip & Devo Muller, 2014.
• Psychology of Anatomy & Movement series (Rolfing derived); Russ Pfeiffer, 2013-2014.
• Structural-Visceral Integration: Fascial manipulation for Low back, Pelvis, & Abdomen; Bruce Schonfeld, 2013.
• Integrated Neuromuscular Re-education - Muscle Energy and Positional Release; Theresa Schmidt, 2013.
• Craniosacral fundamentals; Gloria Flores, 2011.
• Deep Tissue Structural Integration certification; Garnet Dupuis, 2006.

More Bodywork:
• Polarity Therapy; Cami & Mauro Zappaterra, 2016.
• Communication for Bodyworkers (Polarity); Tracy Griffiths, 2014.
• Energy Healing certification; Heather White, 2012.
• Various Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology course at UCLA extension; 2010-2012.
• Massage Therapy Core Curriculum; Massage School of Santa Monica, 1997.

And More...Yoga:
• Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Training; Shoulder Immersion; Ball Therapy; 2013-2014.
• Yoga Teacher Training, 200hr; 2013.