“From humble, radiant roots to beautiful, bountiful bloom, The Lovely Little Lotus yoga involves an exploration and reinvigoration of all that we already are.” – Larissa Noto, Owner
The Lovely Little Lotus’ mission is to create an inclusive, accessible environment for all those who enter the space. Classes are well-rounded and center around the 8 limbs of yoga in all aspects of the practice in the hopes that yoga is taken off the mat and brought into our everyday lives. Classes are geared to all ages and abilities – from Mindful Monday Meditations and Kids Yoga Storytime to monthly ASL Signed Storytime events as well as Prenatal, Chair, Gentle, Somatic, Yin and Restorative Sound Baths. There’s something for everyone, every body and every mind to explore in this inclusive space.
Larissa R. Noto, JD, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP, PYI Yoga Therapist Candidate
Larissa has been practicing yoga, and meditation for 24 years, and teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness for the past 8 years. She took her first class in 1998, while fulfilling a gym requirement in college. Then she became hooked — not just by the physical practice, but also with the way yoga helped her body, mind and soul feel both on and off the mat. She is a former secondary school teacher and lawyer, turned 500 hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP) with Easton Yoga, The Yoga Loft of Bethlehem, West End and Soma Yoga Institute. She is also a 95 hour Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher (RCYT) and 85 hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with Childlight Education Company. Larissa is two practicums away from completing her I-AYT certification from Prema Yoga Institute. Larissa has taught and trained all over the world in various yoga modalities, with a specialty in trauma informed somatic movement that is accessible to all ages and abilities. Larissa supports students of all ages and abilities in day cares, schools, universities, hospitals, counseling and recovery centers, libraries and retirement/community centers. She “retired” from the law in 2019 and is now a teacher, trainer, speaker and content contributor with Childlight Education Company (NH), Pratyush Sinha Foundation (PA), and Prema Yoga Institute (NY). When she is not sharing her love of yoga with others, she is a wife, mom of 3 boys, children’s book author, professor and special needs advocate.