Larita Hayden is a Certified Yoga Teacher. With an undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies from Cincinnati Christian University, Larita completed specialized training in Sign Language Interpretation at Cincinnati State. Larita’s yoga training includes: 300 level Yoga Teacher-Training certification from World Peace Yoga, certification as a Kids’ Yoga Teacher through Rainbow Kids, as well as a baby and toddler yoga training.
Larita is currently the kid’s yoga teacher at St. Rita’s School for the Deaf. She also teaches yoga at the Contemporary Dance Theatre, The AVO School of Ballet, Kids First, The Family Enrichment Center (Yoga for Babies), and libraries throughout Cincinnati.
My journey into holistic healing began when I was pursuing a double major in college. A friend was in the process of completing their yoga teacher training. She asked if I was interested in practicing and I agreed. I was stressed and looking for a way to relax.
I witnessed physical abuse at a very young age. Throughout my life I was confronted with chaos and instability. This instability began with growing up in an abusive household and then I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in my late twenties. I had to undergo a three-month chemotherapy regiment.
Throughout my chemo, I meditated and continued my yoga practice. I have to admit, it was not easy. I needed to heal myself from the inside out. Yoga really helped. As a result of my di-sease, I have learned to embody yoga by being mindful of what I eat, drink, and think. It was a holistic journey toward peace and healing.
I have known my share of pain and struggle. It is yoga and meditation that has brought me peace. Now I want to offer that peace to all people, especially children.
Philosophy of Healing
My personal philosophy of healing is that the body has the capacity to heal itself given a whole foods plant based diet, mindful living, and laughter.