Larissa Hall Carlson

Larissa is a mindfulness, yoga, and Ayurveda professional with over 15 years of teaching experience at some of our country’s most prestigious institutions, including the Boston Conservancy, Juilliard School, and Tanglewood Music Center.

Larissa earned her Master’s degree in Mindfulness Studies and is known for leading mindfulness trainings for people in high performance environments. She previously served as Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, and is currently directs advanced trainings for the Kripalu School of Yoga.  Her expertise in yogic breathing techniques and seasonal self-care practices led her to be recognized as one of the “100 Trailblazers in Yoga & Ayurveda” by Spirituality & Health magazine.

With soothing compassion, Larissa skillfully teaches her students to self-observe, self-soothe, and self-regulate. She uses a wonderful assortment of research-based mindfulness techniques to reduce stress, enhance relaxation, boost compassion, strengthen focus, enhance body awareness, support connection to inner guidance, and boost mood.

Larissa is regularly featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra, InStyle, Prevention, and on the Insight Timer mindfulness app. She is the co-creator of two popular online courses with Yoga Journal: Ayurveda 101 and 201. When she is not traveling to teach musicians, executives, and educators, she can be found on