Meet the founder

Lara Heimann, the Creator of the LYT Method®

The seeds of Lara’s fascination with the brain-body connection were planted at the tender age of 18 as she laced up her running shoes for a marathon she had not trained for. Hitting the wall at mile 20, Lara learned that she could overcome physical fatigue with mental strength and powered herself across the finish line and into a lifelong quest to learn about the physical-mental relationship. 

She went on to get a BA from Duke University in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, an MS from Duke University in Physical Therapy, and a Neurodevelopmental Training Certification through Stanford University.

In 1999, after several years of yoga practice and teaching, Lara took a 200-hour yoga teacher training and was shocked to learn that most yoga doesn’t inform about body awareness and mechanics. In the years to follow, Lara created her LYT Method®, combining physiology, kinesiology, neurology, and functional movement patterns to yield a more cohesive philosophy.

The seeds of Lara's fascination
A fearless and unstoppable leader

A fearless and unstoppable leader in yoga

Lara Heimann is an international yoga pioneer and Physical Therapist focused on evolving the practice of yoga to empower movement and balance amidst a modern lifestyle of technology and sedentariness. She is redefining the modern practice of yoga through her comprehensive LYT Method®, emphasizing smart alignment, functional movement, and spiritual wellness.

Lara has taught her methodology to thousands of students in more than 50 countries and has led workshops worldwide to speak about and explore consciousness, anatomy, and purposeful movement. She is a regular contributor to Women Fitness and has been featured in outlets like NBC News, Today Show, Inside Edition, Yahoo, Shape, Scientific American, MSN, Nylon, Pop Sugar, Elite Daily, Well+Good and so many more. She has also partnered with the New York City Department of Transportation to lead a city-wide yoga class for nearly 400 participants during its Summer Streets initiative.

Through its holistic connection between body and mind, Lara’s methodology is a clear and influential roadmap to ignite the spirit to operate at its highest potential. Coined a “yoga mama” by students across the globe, and a teacher of teachers, Lara is also a certified Natural Food Chef (Natural Kitchen Cooking School) and Holistic Health Coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition) who champions healthy habits beyond the mat and advocates for the environment and all species of animals. 

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Lara in the news

Thrive Global

Learn why moving daily contributes to our overall wellness in this Thrive Global feature.

Byrdie Magazine

Are squats bad for your knees? Read more from Lara Heimann in Byrdie Magazine.

Well + Good

Well+Good dishes how to get MORE CORE in downward dog with Lara Heimann.


Step away from that desk. Lara Heimann gives Domino the low down of what happens to us when we sit for long periods of time.

Scientific American

Learn how a skype session with Lara Heimann can save you money and help with your aches and pains from the comfort of your home.


Learn how your practice on the mat with Lara might also lead to more mindful eating habits in PopSugar.

Elite Daily

Did you know that sitting all day also affects your brain power? Read more from Lara Heimann in Elite Daily.


Lara Heimann shares her top tips on how to work at a desk without destroying your back and neck.

NBC News

Typing, planks and even gardening can lead to achy, painful wrists. Lara Heimann provides NBC viewers with 5 stretches to help relieve the pain.

The Today Show

Sheinelle Jones talks Olympic Games postponement and quarantine fitness with US Olympic rower Grace Luczak and team physical therapist Lara Heimann.

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