About Hilary Lake

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I studied Unitarian Universalist ministry at Harvard Divinity School thinking I’d be a minister to quickly realize that in my heart, I wanted to be a dancer and live in community.  I switched to Buddhist ministry, and in the mean time helped to found the Unitarian Universalist Community Cooperatives in Boston, a spiritual and social justice focused housing non-profit that now has two homes that are collectively owned by its members.  I also developed Moving in Grace, a Buddhist and shamanic inspired movement practice for my masters thesis. After school, I lived at and helped to manage Earthdance, an artist residency and dance retreat center and then Nine Mountain Retreat Center next door in Western MA where I cultivated my dream of living in an Earth and body centered community in the woods developing creative projects that help individuals to connect to themselves, to the Earth, to the Infinite and to each other.  I helped to found and for the last half a decade have been on the core team of Mandala Dance, a ceremonial and improvisational dance and music gathering that happens at Sirius Community about each season.

I’ve studied various healing practices along the way including Infinity Practice, Somatic Bodywork (an ISMETA approved training) and has 15 years experience of studying Buddhism, meditation and yoga in the US, Thailand, India and Nepal with various teachers including Gabrielli LaChiara, Malidome Some, Bonnie Bambridge Cohen, Bill Pfeiffer, Lama Willa Miller, Lama John McKransky, Bernie Glassman, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Grandmother Kaariina, Chyoki Nyingma Rinpoche among others. I’ve also have been a singer and dancer my whole life studying various forms from classical to improvisational as well as a natural connector and community organizer bringing people together to honor the Earth, each other and the Infinite.

I live and have created my dreams and now I’m is supporting others to do the same.

When you work with me you’ll get access to all the tools and skills that I’ve learned along my journey offered in down to Earth, simple steps and moves that are fun, easy, blissful and celebratory!  As we work together you’ll come to understand yourself, your challenges, your patterns, your gifts, your desires, your unique way of moving and how you want to make your next moves.  I’ll also support you through the process of making those moves in your relationships, your professional life, your spiritual journey and how to do them in alignment with your deeply held personal values.

By the time our work together is done, you’ll feel a greater sense of aliveness and potential in all areas of your body and your life, and excitement to take the next steps to receive what you desire with a grounded sense of how to make what you desire possible by having it come to and through you.

If you feel called to work with me, email me at hilaryjlake@gmail.com to set up an initial consultation call.