Body of Light’s new back-office guru, Lara Engebretson, grew up in Minnesota. Like many mid-westerners, Lara was awed by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest when she first visited in 2008. She and her husband made the move to Eugene four years ago and Lara says that they’ve found much enjoyment in “amazing local food, beautiful parks, coastal towns, and some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met”.
Originally from Illinois, Farah moved to Oregon twenty years ago with her son. Arriving in Eugene, she studied herbs and nutrition before receiving a degree in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon. Farrah moved north to Portland, continuing her wellness education at the East West College of Healing Arts’ massage therapy program where she specialized in deep tissue, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. She then studied naturopathic medicine for two years, but ultimately returned to massage therapy and Eugene, and has been a massage therapist for more than eight years now.