Tools We Use


At Strong By Nature, we use a variety of tools in our classes, workshops, and coaching. Each tool is used to enhance the outcomes for the individual(s) being coached.
Below is a list of common tools we use on an as-needed basis.



There are many different styles of yoga and many different benefits.  We tailor each class to meet the needs of the individual or the organization. We offer gentle and restorative yoga, chair yoga, and more vigorous flow yoga classes.  We use yoga to help clients improve focus and productivity while decreasing stress and anxiety. Our sessions can be as short as 5 minutes and consist of gentle chair stretches to help relieve tension in the neck and shoulders during a coaching session, or done as a full practice tailored to meet the needs of each individual client. 

Our yoga sessions can be a powerful addition to one’s daily schedule, used to support the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional well-being of each client. We are committed to offering classes that can be beneficial for all ages, genders, sizes, experiences levels and abilities. 

Integrative Restoration iRest® Yoga Nidra

Integrative Restoration, or iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation, is a tool in the form of self-inquiry that research shows effectively reduces PTSD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain; while increasing health, resiliency, and wellbeing.  As an iRest trained teacher, Larisa uses the guideline tools to help clients go beyond self-limiting beliefs and conditioning. Larisa uses iRest as a guided meditation for individuals and groups, or the iRest co-meditation dyad with individuals. Its practice allows us to break free of restrictive patterns, and to live a contented life, free of conflict, anxiety, fear, dissatisfaction, and suffering. iRest enables us to unravel the mysteries of life, and to answer such questions as: “Who am I?”, “Why am I?”, “What is all of this?” 

During iRest we enter receptive states of deep relaxation and meditation while remaining aware and alert. iRest reveals our innate intelligence and intrinsic clarity. By using this tool it enables us to uncover and access our inherent wisdom — an intelligence that knows the exact revelations and solutions we need to address the issues and conundrums that we face in daily life. 

iRest is an educational process that restores our understanding of who we really are. It is a fundamental resource for establishing physical and psychological health and wellbeing, as well as transforming our personal, interpersonal and professional relationships. As a meditative form of self-inquiry, iRest helps us investigate and dispel our mind’s penchant for misperceiving separation where separation does not exist. iRest is a tool that helps us move from separation, anxiety, fear, and self-judgment into equanimity, stability, compassion, and love. During iRest, we dispel all that we are not, so that we may realize what we truly are. In this perspective, iRest is a process of subtraction rather than addition.

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The Polarity Approach to Continuity and Transformation (PACT)™

In today’s world of increasing complexity and polarization, high performing leaders, teams and organizations must be able to solve problems AND leverage Polarities (interdependent values, competencies and strategic objectives). Polarity Thinking™, Polarity Maps®, and the Polarity Assessment™ are the most robust suite of resources & tools available to help you achieve your preferred future faster and more sustainably.

Certified in PACT™ Foundations & Professional Applications, Larisa utilizes PACT™ as a valuable resource to help her clients attain significant and sustainable change.   Raise your performance ceiling by defining, measuring and monitoring your desired results through a Polarity lens – be it numbers on the bottom line, behavior that reflects the culture you want to create, executing your strategy on time and within budget, or whatever strategic objectives are most important to you.  

Traditional gap analysis assessments often fail to show you the whole picture, distort results and lead to erroneous recommendations. Using The Polarity Assessment™ tool, Larisa helps provide you a more accurate measurement of the dynamics of complex and interdependent systems.

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