A 500–hour Kripalu Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, Yee Yoga teacher, and Reiki practitioner, Larissa is Yoga Educator, Staff Manager, and Assistant to the Dean for Kripalu's School of Ayurveda. Formerly Manager of Yoga Education for Kripalu’s Institute for Extraordinary Living, she has taught yoga, meditation, pranayama, and yogic philosophy for the Tanglewood Music Center, Berkshire Opera Company, Juilliard School, and Boston Conservatory. As Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist for the IEL, Larissa co-directed the Yoga for Weight Loss research program at Kripalu.
At the Kripalu Center, Larissa has studied yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda with some of the world's most respected teachers, including Dharma Mitra, Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, Richard Rosen, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Elise Browning Miller, Simon Park, Cameron Shayne, Jimmy Barkan, Sarah Powers, Cyndi Lee, Suzanne Deason, Jack Kornfield, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Stephen Cope, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Don Stapleton, Shobhan Richard Faulds, Lama Surya Das, Russill Paul, Vasant Lad, David Frawley, Robert Svoboda, Scott Blossom, Natanaga Zhander, Claudia Welch, John Douillard, Vyaas Houston, Manorama, Avinash Lele, Jay Apte, Partap Chauhan, and Satya Narayana Das.
An English teacher and outdoors enthusiast, Larissa travels the country teaching yoga workshops, directing teacher trainings, and offering private yoga and Ayurveda consultations. Creator of the CDs:Meditative Yoga Flow: A Kripalu Sadhana and Ayurvedic Pranayama and Meditation for the Doshas.