Larina has found profound peace, healing and grounding through the practice of hatha yoga since her first experiences exploring asanas in the late 90’s at UCLA. She enjoys facilitating events in yoga and ecstatic dance. Conscious dance events are inspired by her exposure to many dance forms – from flamenco and latin dance to ecstatic dance – inspiring her to incorporate the energies of grace, passion and expansiveness into her programs with the eclectic playlists she creates.
Her first and most profound experiences of ecstatic dance were at Kalani, on the Big Island, where annual ecstatic dance retreats are now held. She has also participated in workshops in Soul Motion™ with Vinn Marti and Yoga Trance Dance with Shiva Rea which have informed her dance practice, opening up pathways to creativity, freedom and bliss. It is her intent to hold space for all to explore and discover their authentic movement, guided by their individual spirit within the framework of community.
She and Murti Hower have developed Tantra Partner Yoga For Couples® workshops and retreats which are a wonderful way for couples to connect, to see the divine in each other and to awaken the spark of connection.
Larina is 200HR certified through Yoga Alliance and also holds a certification in Yoga Trance Dance™ with Shiva Rea.