intuitive roots

Meet your doula!


Hi, I'm Larissa!  I'm a scientist, yoga teacher, birth doula, and fur mom to two of the cutest kittens you'll ever meet (OK, I may be a little biased)!  I would describe myself as a career student - I am curious, compassionate, and love to learn.  I am always striving to grow as an individual and looking for ways to give back to others and my community.  When I am not wearing one of my many hats you could find me cuddled up with a glass of pinot nior and likely reading or watching Harry Potter.  I love bad jokes and sarcasm and I embrace my quirkiness.  

My love for science began at a very early age.  Though I did contemplate other professions growing up, like being a bus driver, my heart always pulled me back to science.  I studied biology in college and have been working in the environmental sciences since 2012.  

Yoga became a part of my life near the end of my college career.  It was one of those things that I didn't expect to like but fell in love with instantaneously.  I hadn't realized how much of a toll always being on the go had taken on my body physically & emotionally.  It quickly became part of my daily routine and after few years of consistent (well, consistent-"ish") practice I enrolled in my first 200 hour teacher training.  I have since completed a 500 hour teaching training and have specialized in Thai body work, Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga, and transformational orthopedic yoga.  My teaching philosophy resonates deeply with self-care.  Since we live in a society that is always on the go I strongly believe in taking the time to take care of ourselves.  

Do you remember TLC's "A Baby Story"?  I watched that religiously.  Because of that show birth work had been something I admired but I wasn't sure how to pursue.  I honestly can't remember the first time I learned what a doula was, but I can tell you it is what I was born to be.  Experiencing that moment when the universe shifts and makes space to bring life into this world is nothing short of magical.  I am professionally trained and certified through DONA, Stillbirthday, and GentleBirth.  My approach to being a doula is strongly influenced by my background in science and yoga - the three disciplines mesh beautifully.  I believe in honoring, respecting, and empowering women & their families ensuring they have the best birthing experience possible.  


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