el [elizabeth] larson aligned with eastern philosophies at a young age, and has always connected deeply with music and sound — from threading up Paul Winter’s ‘Callings’ on a reel-to-reel as a child, to DJing in her twenties [her first experience of manipulating an environment with sound]. She began practicing yoga asana in 2000 and quickly streamlined to Mysore style Ashtanga, inevitably ending up in India twice to study with the Jois family. For details on el’s yoga training, please visit here.
On the first trip to India in 2003 while visiting the Kanheri Caves, she was struck by Viharas carved into the hill where Buddhist monks would study and meditate. Singing or chanting in them created a powerful resonance felt through to the bones. The experience was a paramount element of her trip, and overall purpose.
el has also studied pranayama, yogic philosophies, internal martial arts, and holds an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor certificate via the Kerala Ayurveda Academy and Reiki I attunement. She completed the 200 hour Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing course from State-Certified Practitioner and Teacher Diáne Mandle, and Richard Rudis [Sonam Dorje]. Diáne is the only state-recognized practitioner and teacher of Tibetan sound healing in California.
Outside of healing arts, el has a BA in Philosophy and worked in entertainment and creative strategy — from major nightclubs [executive assistant at First Avenue and managing the Fabric record label] to branding and PR for creatives and tastemakers. In spare time, she’s patching on the modular and watching kung fu movies with her infinitely loving and supportive husband Gabriel, and goes trail running with her sidekick Appa.
She is grateful to blend all of her experiences, visions and years of training and sweat into heare :
I aim to deliver these ancient sciences and healing modalities in a way that is accessible to more people — working from the core principles, while incorporating my own experience and perspective.