I started yoga for the first time 3 months ago. I feel like it was God's divine intervention that I wandered into Denise H's class first. Her presence is comforting and I love her style! I really appreciate that Yoga Den offers multiple types of yoga with different instructors. I anticipate branching out to other styles as my skills develop. Thank you Yoga Den & Denise for being a blessing in my life!
Not long after graduating college at UNF with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Larisa became strongly interested in how fitness and nutrition impacted our ability to live a longer and more fruitful life. Whether it was swimming laps, running sprints or working out at the gym, Larisa always believed in striving to improve the body and the mind. Larisa witnessed the benefits of yoga after marrying a beach volleyball pro athlete whose yoga practice was an important component of training and recovery. Years later, with the desire to cultivate strength and resilience in her 2 children to thrive in an increasingly demanding world, she recognized the importance of having a balanced mind and body. This led her to further explore her own understanding of yoga and meditation as part of a more holistic lifestyle. It seemed only natural to share her passion and appreciation for yoga and its health benefits with others. She graduated from Yoga Den in 2017 with her 200hr certification and in 2020 with her 500hr certification. Larisa’s philosophy on life can be summed up by B.K.S. Iyengar’s quote: “Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul creates the symphony of life.”