“This idea of consciously creating boundaries has been one of the most useful things I’ve worked on. It’s been profoundly helpful in being a parent to three really crazy boys. Sometimes recognizing that trying to tease out what’s what in a dynamic with multiple kids is confusing as in ‘what just happened? What is the boundary here?’ I'm recognizing that I have to step in as the dad and create the boundary and stick to it and draw a really firm set of boundaries. It’s been honestly remarkable for me to step into that foreign skillset. It’s been awesome. So I’m really grateful for that and I’m starting to see how it translates more into the ancestral work that we are doing as well.”
Larisa created a safe space for me to dive into the relationship with my ancestors. She laid the foundation by offering a solid understanding to engage in this relationship and she embodied the simpleness and the truth of this natural communion so wonderfully.
I'm very grateful that our paths have crossed. What for me personally was very important is that we did not just work in the spiritual realm we started and even in between the exercises we anchored in the body. That's what makes it a real human experience.
If you look for a safe, real and tangible approach to transform your past into a brighter future I absolutely recommend working with Larisa!
You're a very powerful healer Larisa. Thank you for creating such a strong, loving container for me to work in. It's amazing how much better I feel being able to explore these issues with you. I didn't expect to receive so many good things so quickly. I feel much safer AND I feel more courage.
Previously I saw spiritual practice as time spent away from what I wanted to do. Now I understand I get better results when I'm coming from a place that is connected to Spirit and to my Ancestors.
I move through the world with an open heart, with a lot more love. I find it really easy to talk to people now because that's the place I'm coming from. I just seem to be in a place of appreciation all the time. Even when others are doing things that aren't right for me - I can still appreciate that it is right for them and this feels really good.
Larisa's gifts, I feel, are precisely the salve needed in this culture at this time. She holds a great deal of power with such gentleness. She is very grounded, rooted, present. She works with a great deal of compassion and empathy. A sweetness comes through her work, which is so soothing.
Larisa is very connected spiritually and also is able to translate that through in very practical ways. She is able to hold space in sessions, making way for a person's gifts to flourish. She's an extraordinary listener. I highly recommend Larisa. Working with Larisa brings about growth, healing, an increase of self love. Her medicine, I believe, is made of love.
Your healing sessions are unique.
Primarily, I appreciate your truly holistic approach. The word “holistic” is thrown around a lot in the healing profession, but your work truly embodies it in the sense that you look at the whole picture, on each level: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual.
When you check in with me at the beginning of each session, I feel that you are deeply listening to what is up for me on each of those levels, and that you apply what you have heard directly to the work you do with me during the session.
I also appreciate your kind, compassionate nature. And, you have a breadth of knowledge in spiritual matters as well as physical that I admire.
After a session I feel calm, centered, and reconnected to my body.
The suggestions you offer for “homework” or things to do between sessions are always helpful and practical.
Since we have been working together — a year and a half now — I have come to some pivotal insights about my connection to my body and Spirit that have helped me to move through significant blocks in my own healing and issues with chronic pain.
When I first worked with Larisa I was clouded with confusion. I was not sure what to expect, as I had never worked with a method like this before, and the results were incredibly useful. The process was fun, powerful, and unique.
I received important guidance and experienced immediate shifts in my life and work and highly recommend Larisa’s powerful work to women looking for clarity in any area of life.
What makes her different than others is that she has a deep presence that is very comforting. I can feel that she is listening deeply. When I am around her, I don't feel the need to create small talk, I know I can simply speak my truth in that moment and it will be met. Plus, I really trust that she is tuned into nature and Spirit in a deep way and that is comforting as well.
I was blown away at the depth of healing that I experienced in the water ritual.
There is a fullness and naturalness to the experience that felt like how we are meant to heal–in nature, in a group, in connection with Spirit.
The biggest part for me understanding and experiencing myself as deeply, fully, inseparably, obviously connected and part of a larger whole. This brought a lot of relief from the isolated experience of my own pain.
That ritual launched me on a 6-month journey to reclaiming many lost pieces of myself. It was truly powerful.
Larisa has a special skill and talent for teaching. She leads in a way that allows her students to contemplate their own process without feeling rushed or caught in someone else’s agenda.
She holds space for her students to explore all that is there for them, offering permission with her presence, having the wisdom to know that nothing more is needed.
Owl Eyes recently came to my rescue. I may have mentioned that changes in management have made my job increasingly stressful and unrewarding. I was stuck with the notion that I had to stick it out till the end. Somehow it occurred to me to expand my vision (one of the problems with stress is that it constricts the vision). A whole landscape of options opened up.
Thank you! It makes perfect sense. I love that I need to find the decision from ________. That's awesome.
Thank you so much for such wonderful work. I really am going to work with the information that surfaced.
Over the past year my issues with depression and anxiety have gone from floods to an occasional sprinkle every now and then, thanks in large part to the work I’ve done with Larisa.
I can tell you firsthand that my commitment to my emotional well-being (despite costing time and money I thought I didn’t have) has been an investment that has paid off tenfold for my business.
Plus, I now feel so much more stable and grounded (rather than like a light breeze could knock me down).
Larisa - she teaches beautifully. With heart, honesty and a ton of compassion. If you have any pain, discomfort, or other issues then Larisa can help guide you so that you leave with a very usable, portable and totally awesome tool. This tool is called Owl Eyes. But she has a whole lot more in her bag if you need it!
I cried for a good five minutes during our last session. My face wet with tears. And whilst my sobs were deep - from the belly kind of deep, I felt totally safe, warm, and calm in my body - like I have never ever felt before. It's difficult to put these things into word. Really difficult.
So do I recommend Larisa as being 'real', human, and highly skilled? Yes, dammit, I do. And I say this as someone who has done a little of everything. A truck load of therapy, some ecstatic dance, you name it and I’ve dipped my little toe into the water to help me interact more kindly with my pain and my past traumas to lessen their hold over my life.
So...read her book, take her course. Soak it up. Practise it when you can, and if at all possible, engage with Larisa. She'll remind you of what you already sensed or know but needed help to remember - that our bodies are impressive balls of energy, capable of healing and so much, much more.
I have a feeling that the more I practise Owl Eyes the more I will experience calm, grounded ease in my life.
Sounds good don't it? Yep. Well...that's cos it damn well is.
I just wanted you to know that I so appreciate that I got the opportunity to receive work from you for the time I did, because it helped me so much. You have been the most satisfying healing connection I've found in Portland. So I just wanted to say thank you and... just know that I am so grateful for you.
Whatever needed to shift, did. Everything is moving and I keep getting things from my ancestors... My mom just gave me a blanket my great grandmother made and one my grandmother made...
Thank you so much for taking all that time to talk to me about my ancestors and how to relate with them! It was all so powerful!
I’ve been feeling like I’d hit a plateau lately and was wanting something to move me forward. I got it yesterday with you.
It took me awhile to get to sleep. I ‘felt’ my ancestors all around… ones I know and most that I don’t. I do feel tired today but feel much more peaceful inside knowing what direction to take. Thank you.
So many of the issues I have are around boundaries and feeling like I have the right to be me. That I can be all of me, that me as I am is enough, that my choices and preferences and needs are valid.
It was really helpful to put some space between myself and the ancestral energies so I can exist as a separate entity. It's the difference between having a conscious relationship with each of them on my terms vs being pulled apart by all their various dysfunctions.
Also, it relieves me of the task of trying to find the roots of these things in my own psyche, a search that was getting to be less and less fruitful. Finally, it was interesting to focus on the energetic feeling of them rather than just the stories I know of them, because the stories could only give me a kind of intellectual understanding but not the visceral feeling I had through this work.
I really appreciate the space that you hold for others to explore their questions and find their own answers. I've found that in ritual space, you consistently offer a mature, grounded, and nurturing presence. I am impressed with your comfort level for whatever may come and I look to that as strength and knowing in rituals that are new to me. Which, now that I write that, sounds funny because every ritual is new, right?! :-)
I really want to thank you for helping me through a really hard time in my life.
I don't know if I realized how much guidance and support I was looking for, but I feel like you gave me so much.
You really helped me find this person inside that I am not sure I had ever met before.
I so appreciate your extremely grounded way of discussing spiritual matters. And your wonderful listening skills.
Plus, I am absolutely enchanted with the talisman you made for me. So much so that I’m going to wear it instead of putting it on my bag. It feels like it wants to be close to my heart.
Thank you SO much.
Hi Larisa! Just wanted to let you know I am enjoying these lessons! I started using wide angle vision many years ago while hiking so I could see the trail and the scenery at the same time -- no tripping, no walking for miles looking only at the dirt. Your lessons have reminded me to use that technique in more situations and to be more aware of the corresponding relaxation in my body and spirit. Thanks! :)
This course might just be the key to world peace.
It's not just a relaxation technique, it actually re-wires your thinking. After engaging Owl Eyes for even a few minutes, I feel differently about myself and the world. Thinking about ongoing issues in my life stops overwhelming me, and I intuitively know that all will be okay. It's having a big-picture perspective present while addressing the details of life.
From personal experience I recommend these lessons as a way to let go of trauma and literally change your perspective on life.
While I’ve used this technique in the past, I never saw it as a way to view the world until you called it Owl Eyes.
Softer. Muted. A little fuzzy. It leaves you with a hint of a smile. Gives you a bit of a mask to hide behind. Opens you up to possibilities at the edges of awareness.
It’s simple and brilliant.