Ayurveda 101: Yoga Journal Online Course
Jan
15
to Dec 31

Ayurveda 101: Yoga Journal Online Course

Larissa joins Ayurveda pioneer and best-selling author Dr. John Douillard for this exclusive online opportunity presented by Yoga Journal. Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and an essential practice for all yogis. Presented in a simple way appropriate for all levels, yet full of depth, inspiration and practical tools to help you find balance, this is the ultimate 101 course in Ayurveda. Register for the full year or go season by season; you can go at your own pace and learn all about Ayurveda, the science of life.  SAVE 25% with code "LARISSA"

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Every Breath is Sacred: Meditation Retreat with Larissa Carlson & Jonathan Foust
Jun
9
9:30 AM09:30

Every Breath is Sacred: Meditation Retreat with Larissa Carlson & Jonathan Foust

In this daylong retreat, you’ll learn essential breathing technologies that can enhance and deepen your experience in meditation and deep relaxation.  As well, these practices can be valuable tools when you are experience the stress of physical pain, emotional turbulence and mental agitation.

For many years Jonathan Foust and Larissa Carlson worked closely delivering a professional training program designed to train teachers how to instruct these powerful techniques.   They are excited to share them with you in this daylong intensive format.

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Summer DeTox: Relieve Stress + Boost Immunity with Mindfulness and Pranayama
Jun
23
1:30 PM13:30

Summer DeTox: Relieve Stress + Boost Immunity with Mindfulness and Pranayama

Feeling exhausted, fried?  Rejuvenate for summer with mindfulness!  We'll kick off with Sheetali, a cooling breathing technique to beat the summer heat (great for hot flashes, too!).  Then dive into tranquil meditations, including a unique standing meditation practice that deeply soothes the nerves, and the mind-refreshing "So Hum" mantra meditation.  To further cool the body, remove toxins, and refresh the mind, we'll explore a hands-free version of Nadi Shodhana, the alternate-nostril breathing technique praised for its rejuvenating and meditative qualities.  Complete the afternoon lying down for a nourishing and relaxing body scan yoga nidra!  Kick off summer with an afternoon of mindful self-care!

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Yoga, Music & Mindfulness: A Special Tanglewood and Kripalu Experience
Aug
3
to Aug 5

Yoga, Music & Mindfulness: A Special Tanglewood and Kripalu Experience

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Double the pleasure of a summer weekend in the Berkshires with this rewarding Kripalu-Tanglewood experience. Join Kripalu’s Larissa Hall Carlson and the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s (BSO) Marc Mandel to explore the striking parallels between yoga and music, discovering not only what draws us to music, but also how music draws us into an ever-deepening awareness of ourselves and our relationship with others. Registration includes free tickets to Tanglewood performances associated with the program.

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Fall Self-Care Re-Boot: Mindfulness and Breath-work for the Autumnal Equinox
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

Fall Self-Care Re-Boot: Mindfulness and Breath-work for the Autumnal Equinox

Celebrate the beginning of autumn with an evening of mindfulness!  We'll begin with a few mindful movements to loosen up the joints and spine, inviting suppleness and relaxation.  You'll then be guided in Dirgha, the three-part yogic breath, excellent for clearing the lungs, gently dislodging toxins, and enhancing a sense of aliveness. Then try Bhramari, the bumblebee breath, one of my favorites for removing mental clutter. Next, sit comfortably for a refreshing breath-based meditation.  And finally, lie down for a soothing and rejuvenating body scan yoga nidra.  Leave feeling more clear, open, grounded, and peaceful.  

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Mindfulness and Ayurvedic Oil Massage: Stress Relief and Rejuvenation
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Mindfulness and Ayurvedic Oil Massage: Stress Relief and Rejuvenation

Feeling spun by the seasonal transition? The change from summer to fall can be difficult on body and mind, leaving dry skin and scattered thoughts. Come re-balance with Ayurveda, yoga's sister science!  You'll be guided in an ancient healing technique of self-massage with luscious organic oil, focusing on hydrating and releasing tension from the arms and legs. Then rest deeply in body scan yoga nidra while the verbalized oil soaks in. We'll then explore Nadi Shodhana, an alternate-nostril breathing technique praised for quickly calming the nerves and refreshing the mind.  Finally, we'll end with a seated mindfulness meditation.  Leave feeling scrumptiously nourished, relaxed, and rejuvenated!  Note: for the self-massage, wear a t-shirt and shorts or loose pants.  Not recommended for pregnancy, skin infections, or colds. 

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Meditation Retreat Day
Oct
14
8:30 AM08:30

Meditation Retreat Day

New to meditation or looking to deepen your practice? This retreat is the perfect way to explore the later stages of the 8-limbed path of yoga without worry or fear of the unknown. The perfect "next step" for yogis who want a safe, compassionate, and accessible approach to meditation while also opening the doorway to deep experience.  Includes meditation on breath, walking meditation, body scan meditation, and more! Pack a lunch for a shared silent mindful meal!

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Kripalu JAPAN: Uniting Yoga & Ayurveda (300YTT)
Oct
26
to Nov 4

Kripalu JAPAN: Uniting Yoga & Ayurveda (300YTT)

Join Larissa in TOKYO, JAPAN!  This exceptional course deepens your knowledge of the relationship between yoga and Ayurveda, with classes focused on cultivating prana (life force), agni (inner fire), and ojas (vigor). You will have the opportunity to participate in daily sadhanas, carve silent time for self-study, and integrate your skills in insightful supervised practicums to enhance your teaching skills.    

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Chakra Yoga: a 2-hour Journey
May
20
6:30 PM18:30

Chakra Yoga: a 2-hour Journey

Discover powerful yogic techniques to enliven, purify, and strengthen each of the seven chakras main chakras (and learn about seven lower chakras, too!). This invigorating workshop includes detoxifying asana, pranayama, meditation, Bija mantra, and brief journaling practices specifically chosen to access each of the seven chakras. Leave feeling fresh, open, and revitalized!
 

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Ayurveda 101: Detoxifying Spring Spa Day @ Yoga Journal Live! NYC
Apr
19
9:00 AM09:00

Ayurveda 101: Detoxifying Spring Spa Day @ Yoga Journal Live! NYC

Bounce into spring with a purifying Ayurvedic morning yoga practice—including fiery twists, bhastrika, and agni sara!—to detoxify, boost metabolism, and reduce excess kapha dosha. Spend the afternoon lusciously rejuvenating the body with Ayurvedic self-care and beauty practices: Make your own Ayurvedic facewash, learn Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle practices for spring, practice a skin-softening abhyanga self-massage with organic oil from Banyan Botanicals, and end the day with a relaxing yoga nidra. Bliss is waiting for you: Give yourself the gift of Ayurvedic cleansing and rejuvenation, and emerge with a refreshed, relaxed afterglow!  SAVE 15% on all YJ NYC tix with code "LARISSA"

 

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Chakras in Action: a 2-hour Chakra Yoga Journey
Apr
8
9:00 AM09:00

Chakras in Action: a 2-hour Chakra Yoga Journey

Discover powerful yogic techniques to enliven, purify, and strengthen each of the seven chakras main chakras (and learn about seven lower chakras, too!). This invigorating workshop includes detoxifying asana, pranayama, meditation, Bija mantra, and brief journaling practices specifically chosen to access each of the seven chakras. Leave feeling fresh, open, and revitalized!
 

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Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training: Uniting Yoga & Ayurveda (300YTT)
Feb
2
to Feb 11

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training: Uniting Yoga & Ayurveda (300YTT)

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This exceptional course deepens your knowledge of the relationship between yoga and Ayurveda, with classes focused on cultivating prana (life force), agni (inner fire), and ojas (vigor). You will have the opportunity to participate in daily sadhanas, carve silent time for self-study, and integrate your skills in insightful supervised practicums to enhance your teaching skills.  Opening weekend dosha philosophy taught by Dr. John Douillard, and the rest of the training taught by Larissa Hall Carlson.  

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Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training: 200-hr
Nov
26
to Feb 2

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training: 200-hr

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Don't miss this opportunity to study yoga with Larissa in 2017 and 2018. The 2 (visits) x 12 (days each visit) format is perfect for working professionals who need to take vacation time in separate years or for those looking for some extra time to study, practice, digest and integrate the material of a 200-hr yoga teacher training.

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