Larissa Hall Carlson, E-RYT 500, and former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, YTT Director, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Prenatal Yoga teacher, Yee Yoga teacher, and Reiki practitioner.
Larissa is passionate about empowering and encouraging people to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature through the time-honored teachings of yoga, Ayurveda, and Mindfulness. Regularly presenting at Yoga Journal Live events and Wanderlust festivals, Larissa has been featured in Yoga Journal, Shape, Men’s Journal, More, Elephant Journal, Spirituality & Health, InStyle, Origins, NY Yoga + Life Magazine, Yoganonymous, and Dr. Oz: The Good Life.
As Faculty for the Kripalu Schools of Yoga & Ayurveda, she currently directs advanced teacher trainings specializing in pranayama and the ayurvedic approach to yoga, and is a 200-hr and 500-hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training director.
As a dedicated student since 2003, Larissa has studied with some of the world’s most distinguished, knowledgeable, and esteemed teachers of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. A sample of Larissa’s yoga teachers includes: Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, Richard Rosen, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Shiva Rea, John Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Lama Surya Das, Stephen Cope, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Scott Blossom, and Zhander Remete. A sample of Larissa’s Ayurveda teachers includes: Dr.Robert Svoboda, Dr.Vasant Lad, Dr.David Frawley, Dr.Claudia Welch, Dr.Scott Blossom, Dr.John Douillard, Dr.Sunil Joshi, Dr.Partab Chauhan, Dr.Jay Apte, Dr.Rosy Mann, Dr.Jyothi Bhatt, and Dr.Satya Narayana Dasa.
Since 2006, Larissa has been teaching yoga to reduce performance anxiety for the elite musicians and performers of Tanglewood Music Center. Formerly, as Manager of Yoga Education for Kripalu’s Institute for Extraordinary Living, Larissa taught yoga, meditation, pranayama, and yogic philosophy at the Boston Conservatory, Berkshire Opera Company, and Juilliard School.
Larissa has shared the teachings of these ancient wisdom traditions with students across the country, including those at Princeton, Harvard, Lawrenceville, and Emma Willard. Creator of the CDs Meditative Yoga Flow: A Kripalu Sadhana, Pitta-Pacifying Yoga, and Ayurvedic Pranayama and Meditation for the Doshas, and several online videos, Larissa teaches workshops, directs yoga and Ayurveda trainings, and provides Ayurvedic consultations. When not on the road, you can find her writing, teaching, and consulting at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA.
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