Malissa Larson – Ashtangi and doula – Delivers the teachings of yoga and babies!

Malissa is the only Authorized L1 ashtanga yoga teacher and DONA certified doula in Western New York. Her yoga school Ashtanga Yoga Buffalo is female-owned and operated. Ashtanga Yoga Buffalo incorporated in 2014, currently on a virtual platform and going strong!

You will find her appearing in interviews locally including Buffalo Rising, Rust Belt Babes Podcast, as well as the acclaimed blog from Carmen Yague at Ashtanga School Madrid.

In addition to this Malissa works closely with the Birthing Center of Buffalo as a labor doula and is a part of the Medicaid Doula pilot program. She believes in showing up for one another in challenging times. Doing this with knowledge, kindness and laughter creates magic.

Malissa draws from her own experience, and also the wisdom of her teachers Sharath Jois, Angela Jamison, and the amazing women in the birthing community in Buffalo.

Her daily Mysore yoga and meditation practice fuel her passion for yoga, grounding her for the road ahead.

In her spare time, you’ll find her hiking with her dog, Eloise, reading a good book, or laughing until her face hurts over good food with her partner, friends, and family.

Malissa began working as a certified doula and prenatal yoga instructor in 2013. Currently she works as a birth doula, prenatal yoga teacher and hosts birth workshops at AYB.

For more information about doula services and workshops click here.

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