Larisa West

From Austin to Shanghai, I have been a dedicated student of yoga and meditation for the past seven years. Though I have had many different teachers in the field of body awareness, my biggest transformation as a practitioner came when I discovered Austin’s own Breath and Body Yoga and the Sridaiva movement practice. The BBY and Sridaiva community ultimately inspired me to become a massage therapist and yoga instructor so that I can immerse myself in the healing arts, collaborate with other practitioners, and ultimately share our findings with our beloved clients so they can lead happier, healthier lives. I completed my 200 hour Yoga teacher training certification at Breath and Body Yoga, which has a heavy emphasis on powerful and dynamic alignment for every body. I am a graduate of both the Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage and the Lauterstein-Conway Advanced Massage Program, a rigorous training program that teaches Orthopedic massage, Zero Balancing, and Shiatsu. I have also trained with the Rising Spiral team to learn their signature approaches to deep tissue massage, myoskeletal alignment, and Thai-yoga bodywork. My approach to Massage and Yoga Therapy is alignment-focused and movement-oriented. My sessions are tailored to your particular pattern of tension and laxity, so that you can return to peak performance and pain-free living.

Education and Certifications:

  • Texas Department of State Health Services registered massage therapist #124991
  • Studio Art BFA, UT Austin
  • Cosmetology License, Aveda Institute Austin
  • 2017: Certified in Myoskeletal Techniques: Posture and Pain Specialist (Freedom From Pain Institute)
  • 2017: Certified in Myoskeletal Techinques: Upper Body Specialist (Freedom From Pain Institute)
  • 2016: Certified 200hr Yoga Instructor, Breath and Body Yoga (Austin)
  • 2016: TLC School of Massage, 500hr
  • 2016: TLC School of Massage Advanced Program, 250hr
  • 2016: Certified Practitioner of Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method (Austin)
  • 2016: Certified in Orthopedic Massage and Assessment (Austin)
  • 2016: Sridaiva Student Intensive (February)
  • 2015: Sridaiva Student Intensive (October)
  • 2015: Sridaiva Student Intensive (February)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
  • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher

Team Information

 Massage Therapist