About Avadhan Larson
Avadhan Larson is an Upledger Diplomate Certified CranioSacral Therapist, Upledger Certified CranioSacral Therapy Instructor, Certified Upledger Certification Examiner, Registered CranioSacral Therapist (RCST®, Biodynamic method), Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Certified Homeopath (IFH); Graduate of Ray Castellino’s Birth Process Training and Myrna Martin’s Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Birth Training.
Avadhan’s passion for healing began in her early twenties, and led her to major in premedical studies at Boston State College, and later to work for several years in the field of women’s health, as a medical assistant and health counselor.
In the late 1970s, she enrolled at New England School of Acupuncture, graduated in 1979, and maintained a private acupuncture practice for several years in Boston, Massachusetts.
From Boston, she moved West, first to Oregon, then to California, where she continued to practice various forms of alternative therapies, including massage and Shiatsu. It was in California in 1987 that she discovered CranioSacral Therapy for the first time, falling in love with its gentle, sensitive touch and profound results. She was hooked! She began to practice CST exclusively, and trained through the most advanced levels of Upledger CST.
In 1991 she moved to Missoula, Montana, where she met Dick and joined him in his acupuncture clinic, practicing both CST and acupuncture during that time, and becoming certified as a homeopath. She also began teaching CranioSacral Therapy internationally for the Upledger Institute in 1995.
Since then Avadhan has completed three, 3-year training programs in other related fields. She studied with Michael Kern and obtained certification as a Biodynamic cranial therapist in 2000; with Diane Poole Heller and Peter Levine to become a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) in 2001; and with Ray Castellino and Myrna Martin to become certified in their methods of healing pre and perinatal trauma in adults and children in 2002.
She feels blessed to be able to do the work she loves: in her private practice with her clients; and “on the road” working as a Certified Upledger CranioSacral Therapy Instructor, teaching CranioSacral Therapy I & II, SomatoEmotional Release I, SomatoEmotional Release 2, Advanced CranioSacral Therapy and two CST Brain classes, TBS1 and 2, to health professionals internationally.
Avadhan is also a passionate hiker, runner and knitter and loves training and competing in Canine Agility with her two Australian Shepherds. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO with her husband Dick.
Avadhan offers a free half-hour consultation: please call or text to set up an appointment.