I had the opportunity of attending Lara’s first muscle testing workshop and walked away with such a clear understanding of what it is and how to use it on myself.
Several years ago, I had gone to see a nutritionist and she had used muscle testing as a technique to find out what foods either did or did not resonate with my body.
This was my first experience with muscle testing and at that time i thought it was amazing that my body could somehow intuitively know things that my mind did not.
I have known Lara for several years both as a friend and as a client. All i can say is that i continue to benefit from her incredible wisdom and knowledge. I have been the recipient of her muscle testing through the emotion code work, and can testify that it is so accurate.
I trust the process completely.
Lara is an excellent teacher and has the ability to make what could be complicated information very practical and easy to understand. Her ability to weave personal story and experience with science and spirituality makes her a most captivating communicator.
She has also used muscle testing on herself for many years now, so is very adept at showing how to do it.
Since the workshop I have practiced using the sway method of muscle testing on myself regarding whether certain foods are beneficial for me. It is as simple as asking my body a specific question and then feeling it move backwards or forwards for a yes or a no. And guess what? it works!
I can now say that I have a greater confidence and understanding of my body’s intuitive wisdom and will most certainly continue the practice of muscle testing on myself.
I am so grateful to Lara and would highly recommend to anyone to take her workshop.
Monique Ouellette ~ Vancouver, B.C.
I have taken many of Lara’s Warm Yin classes and have enjoyed listening to her talk about her work outside of the yoga studio. When the opportunity came up to learn more about muscle testing, I jumped at the opportunity to learn more.
Lara’s yin class has become a staple in my yoga (and life) practice. At first I was drawn to the therapeutic movements that eased my recurring chronic pain, but as my practice moved from a purely physical one to more of spiritual one I began to embrace the messaging that Lara brings to her class and I found myself being drawn in by “story time” : ). Lara has incredible knowledge and has a way of sharing her knowledge in a gentle way, allowing you to form your own thoughts about the information that is presented. She also genuinely cares about your individual well-being and opens her mind and her heart in helping you along the way. It is all of these amazing characteristics that made my jump in and participate in her workshop. Another key piece of managing chronic pain is diet and the views are varied and mixed, which means frustrating and confusing. The concept of listening to your body and understanding that each body needs different nutrients and that these nutrients can change over time resonated with my analytical brain. THIS was the first ‘diet’ that made sense and I now use muscle testing on an almost daily basis to help me make the right decisions about food and supplements. It is an incredible tool to have in your arsenal and I can’t think of a better person to guide you!
Kathy ~ Vancouver, B.C.
More recently I did a muscle testing workshop with Lara. Despite the amazing experience described above, I continue to approach this work with some skepticism. My scientist side doesn’t understand it but my spiritual side is open to it. In the end it is about taking care of myself and doing what is best for me. Learning to let go and trust myself that the answers are inside of me will take practice. Lara is a very good teacher. She is a passionate, caring and sensitive person. I feel like I have so much more to learn from Lara and in the process, so much more to learn about myself.
I had four Bio Energy sessions with Lara to help move my body through some intense hip and back pain. Lara’s approach was effective as she guided the focus of each session on a blend of intuition of what my body would benefit from and what I felt I needed as well. In every session, I experienced relief from immediate symptoms and have continued to improve day after day since the treatment. My body is healing at new level and life is returning to normal after some excruciating months of pain! I attribute a lot of this change to the Bio Energy treatments as my body turned a major corner after my sessions and feels more open and receptive to the other treatment I am receiving.
I would highly recommend Lara to anyone looking to resolve issues/ailments in the body.
Heather ~ Vancouver, BC
Having Lara work on my heart wall has been an experience in discovery, healing and gratitude. Now, I am lighter and happier, and I enjoy a sharper awareness about my relationship with emotion that I hadn’t believed possible until now. Thank you Lara.
Tania Venn ~ Vancouver, BC
I’ve known Lara Catherine for many years now, having met her just when she was taking her life beyond her yoga practice and into the realm of doing healing work with others. I was lucky that she had techniques and practices to apply in helping me when I found myself suddenly afflicted with complications of rheumatoid arthritis. I did and do seek the help and care of western medicine, but I believe in and subscribe to the many benefits of holistic wellness and living life in healthy balance. The work that Lara does with me is a major and effective part of my overall well-being and it has been such a gift and blessing. I’m also a carpenter and often have over-use injuries that compound the struggle of keeping my body in strength and vigor.
In the early days, Lara worked with me both in person and via Skype to do distant healing work that successfully relieved some of the pain and stiffness I was working through. Then, as her exploration of healing work progressed, we started doing Emotion Code and Heart Wall work exclusively via Skype. The effects were both subtle and undeniable at the same time. I found myself experiencing my life on a higher level of general contentment that was clearly noticeable to me. This was the subtle change I found after our work using the Emotion Code technique. Then I recently had an experience with a group of friends whom I had not seen in many, many years. In the past, I had felt with these lovely people like I was insignificant and unimportant, not fully embraced or even ‘seen’. I’m sure we have all had people in our lives around whom we don’t feel confident or like we matter. This group was that for me, and in this recent ‘reunion’ I found that I was interacting with the group as a whole with a kind of confidence and ease that was not borne of any sense that I had achieved some life-accomplishment that could be attributable to this change in me, but rather, that I just had less in the way of letting my ‘heart’ embrace these people and I guess forgive myself and all of them for the way I had felt in the past. It was incredibly profound for me and I felt like it was effortless. I even noticed, in the moment it was happening, that there was a shift in the flow of my energy and that it had something to do with my ‘heart’ both figuratively and literally. All I could think of was the heart-wall work I had been doing with Lara.
I meditate regularly and recommend it highly. Working with Lara is always like another opportunity to meditate while receiving the benefits of the work she does. It’s all part of creating a well-balanced approach to your personal health and well-being not just physically and emotionally, but also socially and spiritually. And – I must say – that all of this is very personal for each individual. It has to make sense to you and be embraced by you on your terms. Lara’s work always allows me to embrace it as I will, and then take it from there for my own further processing. And I have found that the more sleep I get and the less social substance consuming I do, the better….especially during the processing phase the body needs to do after a work session ! Thanks to Lara for being a part of my well-being, healing and happiness. I hope, sincerely, that it brings the same for you.
Ryan Perry ~ New York City ~ Via Skype sessions
I am forever grateful to Lara for introducing me to her emotional healing work. The last few months of working together have been amazing. Since starting, my business has expanded, I am in a healthy relationship, a first for me, and my relationship with my mother, which has been strained my entire life, has finally shifted. After only one session, I received two business opportunities. For years, I have tried everything to work through depression, anxiety and other intense emotions with slow results. Healing my heart wall with Lara has brought immediate and noticeable results and I feel more gratitude, joy and trust in life. I can’t wait to see what happens as we continue. I highly recommend working with Lara..her work is fascinating and the results are incredible!
Meaghan Young ~ My Om Designs ~ Colorado, USA ~ Via Skype sessions
I have practiced yoga, meditation, and self awareness for many years but was struggling to let go of stories and emotional hurts from my past. Every time I thought I had let something go, it would rear it’s ugly head and I would feel like I was back at square one. I knew a bit about Lara’s work and wondered if these circular stories I was struggling to break free from were not so much in my head, but in my body as well. I went to Lara and she introduced me to The Emotion Code. It took many sessions but eventually, under her skillful guidance, I was able break away from habitual thought patterns and default emotions that were occupying so much of my time and energy. After every session I felt so much lighter in my heart and spirit. I have known Lara as a warm and generous person, an excellent yoga teacher, and now as someone who possesses a beautiful and intuitive spirit, capable of helping people on a subtle, yet critical level. I would highly recommend her services.
Jayme Burke ~ Vancouver, B.C.
I Really enjoyed my Emotion Code sessions with Lara. Very relaxing, calming, and insightful.
Though I had no expectations, I found that the process of releasing the trapped emotions, has helped with my arthritis, I feel a lot less anxious, and for the first time in years i can sleep through the night!!
I would highly recommend this work for anyone!
Thank You Lara!
Pat Covernton ~ Vancouver, B.C.
Nothing short of miraculous! I’ve tried several alternative therapies over the years and yet I was blown away with my sessions with Lara and The Emotion Code. She asked what I wanted to focus on and I said “money blocks” so we opened that rabbit hole up and ended up uncovering all sorts of blocked emotions, that once released allowed three new contracts to come in with in 3 days of the session! I also had some trapped emotions around grief from last year, that were manifesting in a tooth infection, need less to say the grief has been shifted and the tooth infection disappearing! Amazing. Lara’s approach is deep, thorough and very caring. I’d absolutely recommend her services!
Amy Hackett – Jones, London, UK ~Via skype sessions
I already knew Lara was a gifted teacher and healer. I’ve had the pleasure of attending her classes and experiencing her work as a bio-energy practitioner. So when she asked if I would like to be a part of the practicum for her training as an emotion code facilitator, I happily accepted. The sessions she offered me were Heart wall sessions, intended to release emotions that have been trapped around the heart along the way. Lara is a knowledgable and caring teacher, I was very comfortable and secure during the relaxing process of the sessions. Using muscle testing and her intuition, Lara continued to offer me sessions until she received insight that our work was done for now. Since completing, I feel I experience more softness and compassion for myself when meeting life’s challenges. I would recommend Lara and the many modalities she offers to those seeking balance and self care.
Lisa Dumas Yoga ~ Vancouver, BC
I was fortunate enough to have 3 Emotion Code sessions with Lara.
The first one was very surprising because she kept coming up with blocked emotions at a specific age. When we finished this session, she asked about that age, and I had to double check, but it was when I had suffered the biggest loss of my life. I knew there was something to this at that moment. In the weeks that followed after the first session, I felt like I made decisions with more conviction; feeling more secure in myself. I also felt a lot less reactionary to the things that would usually set me off. I had two more sessions where we focused on the heart wall. These were powerful sessions that released a lot of emotional pain, again from the big loss in my life, and helped to alleviate a lot of the frustration I was currently dealing with at the time of our final session. My work with Lara triggered a desire to free myself even further of emotional baggage that had been weighing me down. It opened my eyes to how much time and energy had been spent with unresolved feelings and to how much more energy I’d have to live and love life with this big shift inside of me.
Kim Bajorek Photography ~ L.A.~ Via Skype sessions
Working with Lara and the Emotion Code was interesting and fascinating. I’ve had several sessions to date. Lara released many trapped emotions in each session from the past and recent events. Although every session was amazing and fascinating my most powerful experience was after the third session when releasing emotions from the recent past made a huge difference for me. After that session I have had a very different outlook towards those events and do not feel resentment or anger as I did before.
I look forward to more sessions with Lara.
Damir B ~ Vancouver, BC
I went to see Lara and experience The Emotion Code because l had an EEG and my results came back abnormal in the temporal lobe of my brain. I had huge amounts of fear around these results and what it could mean for me in the future.
My first session with Lara was my most profound. She released many many trapped emotions then asked my body how many days it would take to process. The following day I had a headache and a need to be quiet and still in a dark room for 3 days. She stayed in touch with me, told me to drink water and give my body what it needed to heal. After day 3 I was good as new, the best part being that paralyzingly fear I was experiencing was gone and still is today.
I also experienced in a session with Lara the release of resentment and obsessive thought around a past relationship that had snuck up on me years later.
What an incredible experience! I will see Lara anytime I’m feeling fearful, or any type of pain in my body. I’ve had incredible results that have left me feeling peaceful and calm.
Lara is compassionate, caring and has a real gift and calling to help people.
Samantha Jane ~ Vancouver, BC
Working with Lara and the Emotion Code was an amazing experience for me. I live in Bellingham WA, so we did sessions via Skype which was so simple and perfect for me 🙂
After my first session with Lara, I experienced a lightness in my physical body that was completely new-almost as if I were floating, as if a weight has physically been removed from inside me. This lightness of being has continued with me now even weeks later. A few days later something truly miraculous happened. I had a very powerful dream taking me back to a hard time in my life. It was a time when I felt sadness, loss, shame and regret. Even with counseling and 30 years passing, I still found myself feeling this way when I thought of this time in my life. When I woke up from the dream that day, I again felt all of these emotions, as if the events were taking place again. After I sat quietly for a time and allowed these emotions to just be (and writing somethings in my journal), I felt something shift deep inside me. It’s strange to explain… but when I got up from the couch that morning I knew and felt these emotions were no longer attached to me, attached to this time in my life, attached to the memory. I can only describe it as feeling free….feeling at peace with the memory, feeling free from all the emotions of it and feeling more healed. How good does that sound!
I’m really looking forward to more sessions with Lara for myself and also for my husband and 11 year old daughter to work with Lara next because I know beautiful and meaningful things will transpire for them also.
Carla S ~ Bellingham WA ~ Via Skype sessions
After a long hard day at work, made more tiring by the pain in my neck still causing me trouble after a car accident two months earlier, I walked into Lara Catherine Garnier’s home for my first Bio Energy session. Lara’s calm presence and tranquil working space was an immediate antidote for the long stressful day, and I quickly relaxed. I had never received a Bio Energy treatment and didn’t know what to expect but I closed my eyes and let Lara do her work. I felt the effects of Bio Energy right away; while she was working I could feel the pain in my neck changing and a tingling sensation as the energy moved through my arms and hands. After the second session I felt a difference not only in the day-to-day pain in my neck and shoulders but in my overall body as well. It was as if something had been released that I didn’t know was there. After the full sessions the pain in my neck significantly reduced and I felt more in tune with my body. I would highly recommend Lara’s Bio Energy to anyone with an injury, daily pain or just those who need to reconnect with their body.
Mary Scottish – Vancouver, B.C.
I recommend this measure of Bio Energy healing with the natural fluidity of Lara’s ability to apply herself in being fully present in a provided uninterrupted environment with a serene energy. Her communication is crystal clear in relaying educated units of information throughout the session. My experience with Lara, has been insightful and she has assisted in paving a healing path for me, which I personally believe everybody can benefit from on a spiritual level. Thank you Lara – for your heightened knowledge – in what I believe to be your calling in life. Your calm and balanced energy is a benefit to everyone who has the pleasure to meet you and work with you.
Natalie Mantle ~ Air Canada Employee ~ Vancouver, B.C.
Hi Lara, I have great news! I was at the physiotherapist on Friday to change the tape and asked her to evaluate. The diastasis went down to 1 finger width from 3-4 two weeks ago! She was positive that with exercise and all it can close completely. I just smiled because I know it is not only the exercises but your healing!
I am sooo happy! Now I’m really motivated and encouraged and I know I will have a strong core very soon and will move normally! I cannot thank you enough!
All the best, Alexandra ~ Luxembourg, Europe ~ A distant healing session
I received Bio Energy healing sessions with Lara Catherine for the first time recently. I arrived at Lara’s comforting space without expectations, but the sensations that arose throughout my body as she practiced various techniques to release blocked energy were palpable and undeniable. Lara’s ability to stay grounded and hold space for healing with supportive advice and compassion are a huge reason I would like to highly recommend her offerings as a choice for moving toward clearing and healing whatever is feeling stuck in the body, mind or heart. Because she is so committed to serving her client’s highest good, Lara also feels compelled to share her trusted tools and techniques she intuits would best continue to support her clients in the future. I truly feel several shifts have taken place in my life since my sessions with her. Lara is based in Vancouver, but we intend to combine our passions and offer a yoga/bio-energy retreat in the future.
Lisa Dumas Yoga ~ Vancouver, BC
I’ve been having trouble with my lower back for years, and have taken pain medications and acupuncture in the past to deal with the discomfort. I regularly take Lara’s Yin classes at YYoga where she mentioned her Bio Energy healing work and I was intrigued. I had no idea what to expect from my sessions, so booked one just to see. Lara set up a beautiful and calming atmosphere, and explained how she works before starting. I was amazed to feel a huge rush of sensation (and relief) in my back without her physically touching me: it was incredible! I immediately signed up for the rest of the sessions. After the four sessions (and follow up), I felt released from my back pain. I had lost a lot of mobility in my back over the years but hadn’t realized it because it was so gradual, but since the sessions, I’m amazed by how much better I feel, my increased range of motion — not to mention the matching emotional release. I also appreciated Lara’s insight and good humour throughout the sessions. I would highly recommend her services to anyone who is experiencing ongoing body pain or discomfort.
Karen Vivienne ~ Vancouver, B.C.
My beautiful wife came home from Yoga class one day and said “you need to go see Lara”
Why? She does “energy stuff” and it will help you…
So I went.
I can hardly express the experience in words…it was beyond a healing and turned into more of “self revealing” sessions.
So I’m just going to say this: if someone says you need to see Lara: GO
If you are on this web site debating: GO
In love and gratitude, AO~Vancouver, B.C.
I have had the privilege of knowing Lara for several years and have been the recipient of her wise and intuitive spirit on numerous occasions. I have long admired her quest for wholeness that has led her all over the world seeking to learn and experience personal transformation and truth. When I found out that Lara had been certified as a bio-energy healer I was both delighted and curious. I had heard about Bio Energy healing but did not really understand it at depth, so she was the perfect person to introduce the work to me.
I have a mind that loves to understand how the body works, so I had several questions even before I signed up for my first session. Lara is a gracious and humble teacher and brought really clear insight to all my questions. For me, this was so helpful.
My reason for doing the bio energy work couldn’t necessarily be pinpointed to anything specific like an injury or an emotional trauma. I simply desired to clear my body of any ‘stuck energy’, another step in my own journey of transformation and freedom. Quite simply I trusted Lara, and I trusted the process.
I signed up for four sessions, that were spread over four consecutive days.
I remember feeling completely peaceful as I went into it. Lara’s space exudes peace and tranquility so my spirit was very much at ease. I closed my eyes through each session and paid careful attention to how I felt. A combination of things happened for me, from physical sensations, to emotions, to seeing images in my minds eye. The second and third day were the most intense, in that afterwards I could actually feel that a lot of energy had passed through me. I would say that I was left with a sense of lightness, combined with a feeling of sadness. This made further sense to me after Lara had explained that my heart chakra seemed to have the most amount of blocked energy. I didn’t feel the need to analyze from where this was coming, or why this was happening, I simply trusted that I could let the energy go and believed I would be different because of this release.
Perhaps the most dramatic shift in my energy happened the two days after our last session. It was like all my senses were completely heightened; I felt vulnerable, sad, afraid etc. It was highly uncomfortable, so much so that I wanted to jump out of my body, but couldn’t. I actually texted Lara in that moment, wondering if this was normal!? She reassured me that it was my body detoxing, and she gave me really simple wisdom along the lines of “…breathe deeply, do your best not to resist the feelings. Its good they are surfacing and they will move on through. When you go to bed tonight smile at them and give them permission to go and thank them.”
Wow. So this is what I did…as best I could, and sure enough, the feelings all passed.
Since then I have felt a noticeable lightness, and a groundedness in my being. On a practical level, that just means having more confidence to stand in the truth of who I know that I am. This is very liberating. I also feel like Lara helped me understand on a new level that it really is possible to allow feelings to pass through me without attaching a ‘story’ or internal drama to them. The action of welcoming them and even thanking them is truly a step towards wholeness.
I am so grateful for Lara and the opportunity to experience bio energy healing with her. I certainly look forward to my next sessions.
Monique O ~ Trace Of Grey Designs ~ Vancouver, B.C.
In September of 2014, I suffered an injury to my spinal cord from a sporting event. I was in ICU for 4 days and then sent home in a hard collar. I spent one month in a soft collar and off work for 4 months. One of my first treatments was conducted by Lara Catherine. I was immediately comfortable and at ease during my Bio Energy healing sessions. Each session felt cleansing and allowed me to be free to self guild the direction of each treatment. Lara taught me to ask my mind and body “what I expect to gain”, from each relaxing treatment. She helped guide confidence and strength in stagnant areas related to my injury. Lara energized my body while clearing my mind to allow healing to begin. I believe she aligned and restored the damage I suffered from my injury. There is no doubt Lara aided in my healing process. Her professional positivity was addictive and I encourage anyone who has suffered from a traumatic injury to utilize Lara’s warmth, skill and genuine mastery of Bio Energy. Thank you Lara for your selfless gift.
Ty Hoodekoff ~ Kitsilano, B.C.
Working with Lara was an eye opening experience. I was not familiar with Bio Energy healing when we began the treatments. In all honestly I did not expect much to happen especially considering my injury has persisted for over four years, and during that time I have seen numerous specialists from the western and eastern medical professions, and from various forms of energy healing traditions too.
Our first of five sessions was not at all what I expected. As I stood still in Lara’s welcoming studio, Lara moved around me, clearing energetic fields with grace and expertise. I felt energy being moved and pulled through my body. At moments I felt almost faint and sick, and in others I felt deep tranquility. I was affected and surprised.
Not only were the energy sessions helpful, but the short debriefing discussions we had after the sessions were enlightening. Lara is wise and thoughtful; her energy healing and sage advice have both made a huge difference in my body and mind. I have recommended her work to many of my friends and I will continue to do so. I truly believe in this healing modality and in her skill and I will continue to seek treatments with her as I heal.
Zoe Green ~ Yoga teacher ~ Vancouver, B.C.
Lara is a clear conduit for divine energy. Through the medium of Bio Energy Healing, she delves into spaces of the physical and energetic layers and extracts toxicity, karmic weight and emotion all of which veil us from presence and keep disconnected from our true nature. After four consecutive sessions with Lara, I felt as though my inner compass had been fine tuned and aligned. Immediately after each session, I felt increased vitality, trust in myself and in my intuitive wisdom and profound energetic and physical release. As an International Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Mind, Body, Spirit Coach, my work focuses on guiding women back to their own intuitive definition of optimal health. Now that I have experienced Lara’s Bio Energy healing, I will definitely recommend it as a vital component for my clients or anyone requiring both energetic and physical healing.
Zain Saraswati Jamal ~ Vancouver, B.C.
Lara, I would like to take a moment to write and thank you for providing me with your Bio Energy healing.
These past few weeks since my treatment I have had a number of very profound experiences that I can only come to the conclusion that my treatment sessions with you proved to be more valuable than I could have ever imagined. I was even more glad that I had the opportunity to have 4 morning sessions consecutively booked.
It was very profound. What I called “old file folders” in my life that I have been hanging on to for years I have managed to purge them off my desk so to speak. Some hurdles I have been trying to put behind me for example; the extreme hurt I allowed myself to take on and hold from old relationships and or friendships that didn’t work out or no longer gave me anything positive; I have managed to clear myself of those heavy weights that were keeping me down. During those treatments I managed to get my mind to a place of safety and tranquility and focus on the treatment that you presented, and bringing in the good that surrounds me every day that my eyes were not really open to seeing.
The incredible thing that came to me recently was something that was completely unrelated to the treatment I was looking for. I had some incredible epiphanies regarding finance. I firmly believe that as a result of getting rid of things that were blocking positive progress in my life, I have been able to see things very differently and more positive. I can only attest that it’s all related to your work. I wanted to share some thoughts with you and Thank You so much again.
Don ~ Coquitlam, BC.
I am a 47 year old artist, living in Vancouver. I had heard of Bio Energy healing, and was open to the process, but it was completely new to me personally. I met Lara through my partner, and decided to give this whole experience a try.
The entire process with Lara was incredible. Somehow my body knew even the morning of our first session, that I was entering new territory, and that my life was about to change.
For me, the intention that I had brought to the healing experience, was the desire to release emotional childhood trauma, related to both parental and peer relationships. I had come to a place in my life where I finally realized that these emotional hangups were interfering with my desire for a joyful and successful life.
During the sessions, which I had decided to do during one week, so many things happened for me. Lara held a very safe space for communication and my inner change, and I can only rave about the difference she has helped me to make in my way of being. Aware of her genuine caring, and desire to be of service to humanity, and her intuitive skill in healing, I was able to release so many energy blockages, and have managed to change dramatically on the inside. Her focussed work on my throat and heart chakras, have given me a newly awakened sense of self, and have sparked a previously buried desire to once again speak my true voice. I am very aware of an incredible lightness of being, as if I had lost a heavy emotional weight. I know in my heart, that my experience with Lara has changed everything for me, and I look forward to continued energy work with her.
Claudia Krieger ~ Vancouver, BC
Bio energy has completely changed my life. Approximately a year and a half ago, I came to see Lara for my first round of treatments for chronic pain associated with psoriatic arthritis. I was in a poor mental state, in constant pain, totally exhausted and had an overall feeling of hopelessness. Afterwards I experienced a remarkable turnaround in my health, but I did still rely on medication for some level of disease management. I accepted this much improved but far from perfect situation. I was just so thrilled to be feeling so much better than before.
About one year later, I was speaking to Lara about my health and how I was doing. She convinced me to do another course of deeper treatments. We started on a rather intense round of treatments. The movement of energy was powerful and profound. A seismic shift happened within me. I experienced a few very strong expressions in my body. In the past couple of months, I rarely take any medication, I feel great, my energy level is up and I feel enthusiastic about life. Thank you for helping me go to the next level. I look forward to a life of healing.
Robert Assmus ~ Richmond, BC
Bio Energy has changed my entire perspective on healing.
I’ve been to Lara twice now for two different ailments. The first was a stress fracture in my ankle that just would not heal and I had constant pain when I ran. After four visits with Lara the pain was gone and I was a believer.
Recently I went back to see Lara as I had been going through a tremendous amount of stress and change in my work environment. I felt overwhelmed, stressed out, lacked focus and felt I did not have the ability to make changes or feel positive about anything current in my work life. After only one visit, and within 24 hours, I felt light, I had clarity and began to feel positive about the changes I was facing. I was able to make important decisions about my life and was able to re-focus and prioritize my objectives. This was a profound and instant change for me. Bio energy healing appears to be limitless – and I highly recommend this form of treatment for everyone, regardless of what you are facing.
Linda Lucas ~ Vancouver, BC
I met Lara when I was at a very low point in my life. Chronic low grade depression had recently become much more debilitating to the point where I had truly given up all hope of ever being able to heal or change anything in my life. I had repeatedly tried and failed. After the last straw, right when I had completely given up on finding help anywhere, Lara suddenly appeared in my life with an outstretched hand. Somehow, because of her incredible timing, I chose to take her up on her kind offer of help even though I was really not feeling up to chancing any more failed experiments in healing.
I had no comprehension of what Bio Energy healing really was when I went in for the first session. It turned out to be perfect for me in my low-functioning condition, as it didn’t require much talking or doing anything uncomfortable. After getting a good idea of what was going on with me, Lara started right in with the energy techniques and all I had to do was let it happen. I was very aware of my body responding to it during that first session, and in every session after that.
From the outset Lara put me at ease. I felt reassured by her caring understanding, and it was clear that I was in very good and capable hands. She definitely knows what she is doing. The Bio Energy process itself felt so gentle that at first I wasn’t aware of how much was changing. It was near the end of the 3rd session when I noticed with awe that the worst of the thick cloud of depression had suddenly lifted and I felt much lighter and brighter! It seemed like a miracle to me that it could just be lifted off me like that.
There were some body pains which came and went during the course of treatment. Despite obvious improvement, after the 4th session I was still experiencing some degree of depression, and I could tell that my body was working through something related to this, so Lara suggested further treatment. The next set of sessions continued to go deeper, and I felt a profound peace and relaxation during and after each one. Sleep became easier, and was deeper, more dream-filled, and more restful. I was more able to be present, and acceptance started coming more easily. At a certain point I realized I could see the possibility of a successful purpose for me again, and felt an increase in my own determination…
I see from my own experience that Lara’s work can effect changes at both the tangible physical level, such as reducing pain and improving function, and at intangible levels, improving overall well-being, increasing clarity, and inspiring natural shifts in perspective. The benefits are greater than you might first imagine.
I am so truly grateful for Lara’s kindness in reaching out to me when I had given up, and offering me such a beautiful experience in healing. It was both powerful and gentle, and exactly what I needed. Thank you, Lara, for your skill, your lovely presence, your incredible intuition, and for your dedication to successful outcomes. I can very highly recommend these sessions to anyone in need of healing!
Hilary ~ Langley, BC
I sought Lara out after attending a few of her yoga classes her energy and sense of calm was contagious and I had been interested in energy work for awhile for a particular personal challenge I was trying to manage within myself. Lara came into my life at the right time.
I went through a series of four sessions plus one follow up session with Lara. She has a very welcoming presence about her and I immediately felt conformable being open and honest about what was going on for me, she created the space for all of me to show up. It was during the second session that I really started to feel the shift in my body – my body actually got really hot during that session – and after I felt lighter and more at ease. It was this session in particular that the major shift happened for me. The subsequent sessions were also amazing and I felt lighter after every one. By the last and also the follow-up sessions the energy was moving much more freely, which I hadn’t really been able to feel within myself that strongly prior to working with Lara. I would highly recommend Lara to any one curious about Bio Energy Healing and what it can do for them, especially if you’ve tried other things that didn’t really seem to work -Bio Energy may just be the key. Lara’s approach and style made the experience enjoyable, fun and transformative. I would highly recommend her!! Thanks so much Lara!!
Sophie Bollan ~ Vancouver, BC
Earlier this year, I found out I have rheumatoid arthritis – and if you don’t already know, that’s an auto-immune disease that mistakenly attacks the joints of your body. It’s incredibly painful and makes physical activity and movement quite difficult. I’m a 52-yr old painter and carpenter and this was not great news. It took six weeks of different doctor visits and uncertainty as to my diagnosis before I was given steroids for the pain – these allowed me to live an almost ‘normal’ version of my regular life. However, steroids are really just a bridge to get you the right medication – and at the right dosage to treat your condition. After seven months of being on this journey, I’m still waiting for the RA (rheumatoid arthritis) meds I’m taking to do their thing – and I’m still on prednisone ( steroids ). I’m trying to remain patient – with myself, my own healing journey … and western medicine.
Now – rewind the clock a bit to the first month of this story – and enter my friend Lara Catherine. Before I was given steroids to help with my pain and the need to function normally so I could earn a living, Lara offered to do long distance healing sessions on my right hand and wrist which were stiff and swollen and not working very well in terms of my daily work. Pain would go shooting through my fingers and hands when I tried to do even the simplest things. I was painting this large apartment and I remember wondering each day if my hand would hold out for 2 hours, or 4 hours or how long before I could just no longer use it. It was scary. We planned sessions for while I was asleep in NYC and she was awake and working on me from Vancouver, BC. Each morning after a session I would wake up and have much more ease of movement in my hand – no shooting pains – and the ability to work the entire day without any problems. A-MAZ-ING! Now – to be completely honest, there were other days after this that without the long distance sessions the night before, my hand and wrist were not in such great shape – but I understood this to be part of the process of healing. It takes time and consistency with regular sessions before progress can really take hold, for the energy to become unblocked.
Then – after I had been on prednisone for about six weeks but before I started my regular RA meds, Lara came to visit NYC and stayed with me and offered to do a series of 5 sessions during her week long stay. The full body, in person sessions were the best I’ve felt during this whole experience of discovering I have RA. I emerged from each session as if from a deep yet energized meditation. During the sessions, I was aware of sensations which resulted from energy moving and breaking through blockages in different parts of my body- especially my shoulders. I felt a post-session euphoria that was grounded and calm in a way I’ve never felt before. I knew something healing was happening. Lara told me that one of the main blockages for me was located in my shoulders – which was a “no kidding” moment for me because I had been having a lot of pain in them. After our sessions and just before her leaving town she said it could take some more time before the energy would completely move through and break the blockage in my shoulders. She was right, it took a while but finally the pain is gone and I have no problems with mobility in my shoulders – – and I’m taking less prednisone now than I was during the time we were doing our sessions. The healing journey continues – Lara, please move to New York so you can work on me all the time.
With love and gratitude,
Ryan Perry ~ New York City ~ Distant healing sessions
I have suffered from anxiety for several years. My anxiety came in the way of heart palpitations and shortness of breath. Panic attacks. After years of dealing with this I decided to take medication for it. The medication worked but also caused me to have hardly any anxiety at all. This led to weight gain and not really caring about things I should have. After several years of being on this medication I decided to stop. I was turning into a person that was not me. After coming off the medication, I was fine for a while. It seemed that my body was trained now. But after a year or so went by, the heart palpitations started up again. This time I was determined to do something else about it. Exercise, eating properly and seeking other help was my plan. The exercise and proper diet seems to help a lot but the anxiety was still creeping in on me and becoming more frequent. So that’s where Lara comes in. I told myself I would seek help and there she was! Starting her business and raving about the successes. I had never heard of anything like Bio Energy healing before. I was a little skeptical but I really had NOTHING to lose by trying this. I went to her for 5 weekly sessions. After our first session, I did experience one panic attack. After our second, I had felt one creeping in on me but it didn’t surface. After that, they just stopped. A year has now gone by and anxiety/panic attacks are no longer part of my life. I am so much happier and so is my family. Thank you Lara! You helped bring “me” back!
Marjorie Larson ~ Vancouver, B.C.
I am very pleased to recommend Lara Catherine Garnier, a student of Bio Energy healing whom I had the pleasure of being a client to for 4 consecutive sessions and a successful 5th follow up session. I first felt drawn to Lara during a Warm Yin Yoga class she was teaching; her knowledge of the body was incredibly impressive so I made the decision to talk to her about the digestive problems I had been having for over a year. She offered me the opportunity to be one of her case studies and experience Bio Energy first hand. Being new to Bio Energy healing, I didn’t know what to expect but I was thrilled, excited and open to the idea of it. It is with great joy that I can say it was a very wonderful experience for me. Lara was very informative and asked all the right questions. Her openness helped me to feel comfortable and right at home. I felt a difference after the first session; lighter is the best way to describe it. My stomach didn’t feel tight and heavy, something definitely shifted for me. The second session was the most remarkable; I could feel the stuck energy being pulled from my body. Yes I had a headache for a few days, and yes I felt some temporary nausea, but that’s how I knew it was working. Incredible and totally worth it! I couldn’t believe how quickly I felt the results, especially after countless special diets, supplements and expensive visits to the Naturopath. I’m learning to listen to my body now, to trust it and nurture it and the Bio Energy experience truly helped clear the blockages that stood in my way. As positive of an experience Bio Energy Healing was, Lara herself, her guidance and her support made it that much better. She’s a wealth of knowledge with a very kind heart and I would recommend this experience to anyone suffering from physical pain and discomfort.
Thank you so much for this experience Lara, I’m truly so grateful!
Sincerely, Jessica Smith ~ Vancouver, B.C.
What I thought was a chance encounter on meeting Lara Garnier, was actually an answer to prayer.
I went for my first ever Bio Energy healing session, not having any idea what to expect, but thinking it may help my foot injury. To my surprise, not only did the Bio Energy move the pain from my foot but it also released blockings of grief. I hadn’t felt this clear in a long time.
Each session of Bi0 Energy continued to clear or move what I needed and even that which I’m not always aware of. I leave so refreshed and my spirit soars. Yes as I said at the beginning, an answer to prayer because before seeing Lara I was depressed and physically hurting. Now with Bio Energy and Lara’s beautiful spirit, I can release and move forward.
I will continue Bio Energy because of these results but more so because it has made me also appreciate my physical and spiritual self.
Debbie Balcome ~ Vancouver, B.C.
My name is Michele Thomas and I’m an Administrative & Science Assistant with Marine Planning Partnership. I have felt remarkable improvements to my body and emotional health since I visited Lara for Bio Energy treatments. Prior to these treatments, I felt tension in my lower back and in my knees while I engaged in sports and the day following. For the first time in many, many years that discomfort is no longer severe and there is more flexibility in those areas. As a result of this freedom, my emotions feel less intense. I used to have a difficult time releasing my emotions connected to my past and at times, this affected my ability to concentrate. This is also no longer an issue. My thoughts tend to stay in the moment more easily now. Words can’t express my relief and gratitude for meeting Lara and being given the opportunity to have this experience. I highly recommend this practice with Lara and hope that it will bring you the same joy that it has brought to me.
Michele Thomas ~ Vancouver, B.C.
I was fortunate enough to meet Lara at a very low point in my life. I’ve been suffering from chronic pain and inflammation associated with psoriatic arthritis for the past five years. The endless pain and fatigue was really taking it’s toll on me both physically and mentally.
My exposure to alternative therapies were rather limited. Lara immediately made me feel at ease during my Bio Energy healing sessions. The turnaround in both my overall physical and mental health was truly remarkable. Although my disease is not cured, I have experienced a massive reduction in pain and swelling. More importantly I have my energy back so I can do a lot of the activities in life I enjoy. My job is very physically demanding, its great to not struggle so badly at work. I sleep better than before and I wake up feeling rested.
I would not hesitate for one moment to recommend Lara. It really has given me my life back.
Canada Post Letter Carrier ~ Vancouver, BC
For several months I had been receiving treatments from a highly respected physiotherapist and had also been to 2 orthopedic specialists. The pain in my right and leg was quite debilitating: I had difficulty going up stairs and getting into the car and I was unable to lie on my right side.
Then Lara offered to help.
After just 4 sessions of her calm Bio Energy treatments I was a new person. My pain was gone, my activities increased and I have never looked back. Thank you Lara.
Pat Wilson ~ West Vancouver, B.C.
As I sit on my mat waiting for my hatha yoga class to begin, this lovely women walks up and requests my participation token then asks if I have any injuries she should know about. I quickly try an give her a synopses of the pain in my body that I encounter daily from two car accidents from 3 years ago. She could simply see that I was stiff, sore and struggling with basic movements. And this is when my life/body changed! Within the next few weeks I was seeing Lara for Bio Energy treatments for 45mins per session. I thought I had tried it all (massage, physiotherapy, acupuncture – you name it I tried it and for years!) to reduce the pain, but never Bio Energy because I had never heard of this kind of treatment. Each session was unique and I learned new things about my body and mind. Within my first session with Lara I noticed a significant change in my body, the pain seemed to dissipate and by my last session seemed to shift or plain and simple – disappear. I would recommend Lara and Bio Energy to anyone with an open mind and looking for clarity and reduced pain in their body. Lara is a delightful, genuine and knowledgeable teacher and I can’t wait to continue my sessions with her.
Cher North ~ Vancouver, B.C.
My pregnancy has caused a diastasis recti which is a separation of the two ‘six-pack’ muscles in the abs. While I am following a special exercise program to heal it, I felt like I needed Bio Energy to help me deal with this issue as it was making me feel weak and self-conscious about my figure. Lara has done 2 distant healing sessions on me, each lasting about 15-20 minutes, spread over 1.5 weeks. Each time we agreed on a time as I am in Europe and I was told to lie down and relax. During the first session I felt as if somebody was stitching my belly up, connecting the separated muscles. It was quite incredible as I was not expecting to feel anything. The second time, I did not physically feel anything but I did have a vision of hands pushing the two sides of the belly together. I also said the word ‘sacral’ and I thought about the sacral chakra. Turns out later that Lara cleared a block there. After the first session my belly actually got worse: more protruding and it felt weaker. After the second though something changed and I felt way better, both physically and mentally. I also really started to believe I will heal this issue. Since then, I am better and better every day and I was told by my physiotherapist that the diastasis has started closing. I really feel Lara has had an enormous contribution in this healing. I think she is very talented and I know she takes her healing work very seriously. I can wholeheartedly recommend sessions with her!
Alexandra ~ Luxembourg, Europe ~ distant healing sessions