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About Lori Lara

Always listen to your intuition. 

It's your superpower of

self- protection. 

Lori has a master's degree in Mental Health and Wellness with an emphasis in prevention, B.S. in Psychology, and a third-degree black belt in mixed martial arts. Her EmpowerYou 365 programs offer a unique blend of mental and emotional foundations of living a strong and resilient life as well as effective self-defense skills.


With a positive and engaging teaching style, Lori teaches in a variety of settings, including corporate staff trainings, high schools and colleges, Girl Scout troops & sports teams, conferences and churches, and non-profit organizations serving youth living in high-risk environments and people who have experienced traumas such as sex-trafficking and domestic violence.

Lori lives in California with her husband Robert and their two sons. When she isn’t researching, writing and teaching, Lori enjoys meaningful conversations around the kitchen table, spending time with family and friends, and collaborating with others to bring goodness and healing into the world.

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