About Me

Currently, the word “acceleration" speaks to how my life has been affected by Heart IQ™.  In a short amount of time I have gained more vibrancy and clarity in who I am and with that clarity my life choices have become more and more distinct and aligned with my heart's longing and truth.

There is no greater joy for me than to share, guide and be in the presence of other’s as they explore, discover and express the truth of who they are and what they want in life.  For over 20 years, I have been guiding others into greater embodiment through movement-based practices such as Pilates, GYROTONIC™, and Yoga, as well as hands-on bodywork practices.  From this foundation in physical embodiment, Heart IQ™ has given me the means and the tools to help others expand their vitality into all areas of their life and bring their deepest and most joy-filled longings into the NOW- moment.   

For me, Heart IQ™ is much more than a generous modality from which I can share my gifts in this world.  Heart IQ™ is a field of loving acceptance that I continue to unfold in ~ and I invite you to join me there!

What Others Say

I always knew I had a lot of blessings in my life but something was holding me back from really finding my joy and peace. This idea that something was missing left me with intense feelings of guilt and shame. Through the heart IQ work I have been able to practice truly feeling my emotions and working through them by opening up to my true self. Lara's intuition and supportive guidance during this process has helped me to see that I don't need fixing...instead all of the answers are within myself. I just needed the tools and emotionally safe environment to start finding them. Lara's ability to truly listen and guide my group during this process of awakening has been life changing in that I am the same person with the same blessings and problems but I am able to find the joy in every experience. Her calm and caring demeanor helped to create a safe, caring, and supportive environment to do this work. I went into this heart IQ experience completely blind and I am so grateful I took the leap of faith. ~Kathy B.

Lara Kolesar is one of the brilliant Pilates teachers of our time, a hidden treasure. She is highly attuned to the human body, understanding the mechanics and energetics of strength, fluidity, integrity, and balance in sophisticated and grounded ways. She has been able to decode the imbalances in my dancing body and provide me with diverse movement experiences that will enable me to dance for a long time to come. When I began with her, I was not sure I would dance another day. Humble, gifted, available, and truly interested in the subtle needs of her clients, Lara is a trustworthy partner in the essential work of healing our bodies and awakening our essential core intelligence. ~ Melissa Michaels, Ed.D.