We know making the decision to join our Thrive Tribe is life changing and you may want to take the time to meet us first to make sure we’re a good fit. We’d love to get to know you, so come and try out one of Sofia or Lara’s classes at Body Wisdom Studio for FREE by mentioning your interest in Thrive Tribe Bay Area. Tuesdays with Lara | 4:30-5:45pm Thursdays with Sofia | 5:00-6:15pm
LARA SCRIBA Lara’s passion for holistic health started 15 years ago after a long battle with anorexia, depression and anxiety. Her career as a Nurse, work as a Reiki Practitioner & Yoga Teacher as well as her active participation with the American Holistic Nurses Association has fed this passion and paved the path to her own recovery. She is committed to empowering others to find their own path to wellness, fostering honest connection and creating a community that celebrates acceptance, authenticity & self love.
SOFIA BELEN Sofia is a 500hr RYT who graduated from The Yoga Room's Advanced Studies training program. Sofia is overjoyed at the opportunity to teach this course in the Bay Area, knowing first hand how necessary (and how hard to find) a program like this is. Sofia was originally a modern dancer, receiving a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah and moving to New York to perform. Having struggled with an eating disorder since the age of 16, however, she found that the rigors of the dancing lifestyle were not conducive to a healthy mind or body. When a yoga instructor asked her to “do less” in class one day, it became clear that she had been doing so much, too much, for quite some time. Yoga was her journey towards healthy, creating space to feel hunger, and mental afflictions, and providing a safe place (the yoga studio) to let old habits turn to new beginnings. Sofia conveys the beauty of “doing less” in her classes, encouraging students to practice non-harm towards themselves, and creating an environment that supports self-confidence, humor, and community. Sofia also fosters dogs from the Milo Foundation (and sometimes adopts them!)