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Larissa

Larissa: Yoga & Fitness Instructor

Ashtanga yoga transforms, enriches and awakens me. I nurture the experience of this art so that my students can feel revived in a compassionate and motivating environment. Under the guidance of PJ, I have developed a strong personal practice maintaining the role as a life long student. My passion to continue Ashtanga’s lineage has guided me to Mysore, India to study with Sharath Jois.

Yoga
  • 11.13 - 1.14
    • Studied Ashtanga Yoga under Sharath Jois in Mysore, India
    • December Assistant to Sharath Jois in Mysore, India 
    • Authorized Level 2 teacher by KPJAYI - Mysore, India
  • 4.13 - 5.13
    • Studied Ashtanga Yoga under Sharath Jois in Encinitas, California
    • Pranayama under Sharath Jois in Encinitas, California
  • 1.12 - 3.12
    • Studied Ashtanga Yoga under Sharath Jois in Mysore, India
    • Authorized Level 1 teacher by KPJAYI - Mysore, India
  • 1.11 - 4.11
    • Studied Ashtanga Yoga under Sharath Jois in Mysore, India
  • 8.09 - 12.09
    • Taught Yoga at Invivo Fitness
  • 4.09 - 5.09
    • Studied Ashtanga Yoga under Sharath Jois in New  York City
  • 12.08 - 3.09
    • Studied Ashtanga Yoga under Sharath Jois in Mysore, India
    • 2 weeks practiced with Rolf Naujokat in Goa, India
  • 12.07 - 2.08
    • Studied Ashtanga Yoga with K. Pattabhi Jois, R. Saraswathi, and R. Sharath Jois
  • 1.06 - 11.11
    • Apprentice to PJ Heffernan at PJ’s Yoga Shala in Waukesha, Wisconsin
Education
  • 1998 - 2002
    • Bachelors of Fine Arts (Communication Design) Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
    • 4–year partial tuition scholarship based on achievement
    • Dean’s List 1998 - 2002
Design
  • 8.08 - Present
    • Freelance Design at Prana Productions
  • 8.08 - 12.08
    • Taught Photoshop at Carroll University
  • 1.05 - 8.08
    • Art Director at Z2 Marketing + Design for Deb Zindler and Cory Zimmermann
  • 9.02 - 6.05
    • Production Designer at Circular Marketing for Ed Machulak