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Larissa Carlson



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Larissa Carlson Teaches

  • Flow Yoga
  • Alignment-Oriented Yoga
  • Fitness Yoga
  • Spiritually-Oriented Yoga
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Specialty Yoga

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About Larissa Carlson

Larissa Hall Carlson, M.A. in Mindfulness Studies, is a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS).  Larissa is the former Dean of Kripalu's...

Larissa Hall Carlson, M.A. in Mindfulness Studies, is a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with an approved and active Registered Yoga School (RYS).  Larissa is the former Dean of Kripalu's School of Ayurveda, and directs 200-hr and 500-hr YTT for Kripalu's School of Yoga.  For over 15 years, Larissa has traveled around the USA teaching yoga for YTTs; she specializes in pranayama, mindfulness, and Ayurveda.  Larissa is co-creator of Yoga Journal's online courses "Ayurveda 101" and "Ayurveda 201," and regularly writes yoga, mindfulness, and Ayurveda articles for Yoga Journal.  

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Email: larissa@larissacarlson.com 

Larissa Hall Carlson, M.A., E-RYT 500, is a Yee Yoga teacher, Yoga Teacher Training Director, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Prenatal Yoga teacher, and Kripalu Center faculty member. She is co-director of Yoga Journal's online courses "Ayurveda 101 and 201," the former Education Manager of Kripalu's Institute for Extraordinary Living, and the former Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda.  Larissa leads transformative, empowering, and inspiring classes, workshops, and trainings around the world. She is known for her exceptional knowledge of yoga and Ayurveda, deep practice, and professionalism.

Larissa is passionate about encouraging all 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, The Washington Post, More, Elephant Journal, Spirituality & Health, InStyle, NY Yoga + Life Magazine, Origins, Mantra Magazine, Yoganonymous, Prevention, MindBodyGreen, and Dr. Oz: The Good Life.  

One of Larissa’s specialties is teaching yoga and mindfulness to elite performers. For over a decade, she has worked in partnership with the musicians and performers of Tanglewood Music Center to help reduce performance anxiety and stress and to enhance skillfulness and performance excellence. She has also taught yoga, meditation, breathwork, and yogic philosophy at the Julliard School, Boston Conservatory, Berkshire Opera Company, and the Nashville Ballet, as well as to students at Harvard, Princeton, Lawrenceville, and Emma Willard.

As faculty for the Kripalu Schools of Yoga & Ayurveda, she currently directs advanced yoga teacher trainings specializing in pranayama and the ayurvedic approach to yoga, and is a 200-hr and 500-hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training director.  Larissa can also be found directing in other renowned YTTs around the USA.

As a life-long, extremely dedicated, and passionate student, Larissa has studied with some of the world’s most distinguished, knowledgeable, and esteemed teachers of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. She thanks and honors each of her teachers individually and collectively for their wisdom and generosity, including: Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman Yee, Richard Rosen, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Shiva Rea, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Lama Surya Das, Stephen Cope, Jonathan Foust, Tara Brach, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Scott Blossom, Matt Pesendian, Emma Balnaves, and Zhander Remete. Larissa is also indebted to and humbled by her Ayurveda teachers, in the USA and India, who have so graciously shared their knowledge and love, including: 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.

Larissa is available for trainings, conferences, and events as well as for personal yoga, Ayurveda, and Mindfulness coaching.

First Registered November 2007
Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

Teaching Experience

Current

Insight Timer (Mindfulness App)

April 2020 - Current
Current

Manchester Community Library

September 2019 - Current
Current

Sol Yoga (200/300 YTT teacher--pranayama, asana, and Ayurveda)

September 2013 - Current
Current

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health: 200-hr & 500-hr YTT Director

March 2012 - Current
Stockbridge, MA, USA
Current

Kripalu School of Ayurveda (sadhana teacher)

June 2009 - Current
Stockbridge, MA, USA
Current

Lotus Pond: 200-hr & 500-hr YTT Director (Pranayama & Ayurveda)

May 2007 - Current
Tampa, FL, USA
Current

Tanglewood Music Center (summer yoga for performers)

June 2006 - Current
Lenox, MA, USA
Current

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health: Yoga Teacher

June 2005 - Current
Stockbridge, MA, USA
Previous

Kula Kamala Yoga (200-hr & 500-hr YTT teacher--pranayama & Ayurveda)

October 2010 - January 2016
673 Batchelor Street
Toms River, NJ, USA
Previous

Back Bay Yoga (200-hr YTT Ayurveda teacher)

September 2012 - January 2016
364 Boylston St
Boston, MA, USA
First Registered November 2007
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