About Avadhan Larson

Avadhan Larson

Co-Owner & Founder

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.

In 1987 she discovered CranioSacral Therapy for the first time, and fell in love with its gentle, sensitive touch and profound results. She began to practice CST exclusively.

In 1991 she moved to Missoula, Montana, where she met Dick and joined him in his acupuncture clinic. She also began teaching CranioSacral Therapy internationally for the Upledger Institute in 1995, and became certified as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in 2003.

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 to health professionals all over the world.

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 to set up an appointment.

Avadhan Larson of Center for Well Being


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 Larson is a gifted holistic practitioner in the truest sense. Through my work with Avadhan in CranioSacral and Somato Emotional Release therapies, I have experienced profound shifts both physically and emotionally, as well as spiritually. She has sought mastery in her field, continuing to learn, grow and evolve professionally. Her wisdom and knowledge, coupled with her gentle, intuitive touch has and continues to help so many. I met Avadhan a few years ago...

As someone who has always been a physically active person and very conscientious about diet and lifestyle, it came as both a big surprise and disappointment to be diagnosed three years ago with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. I felt as though this body that I had taken such good care of over the years, was betraying me! I felt resentful of the symptoms I was experiencing (fatigue, brain fog, poor sleep, to name a few), as well as overwhelmed and angry at the thought of having to make extreme dietary changes (What?! No more nightshade vegetables?! No salsa? No way!).

Working with Avadhan using CST and SER we were able to get to the root of the issues that were creating such dissonance within me. Her skilled experience, gentle wisdom and intuition created the healing space that was needed for me to do this conflict resolution work between me and my body (my thyroid, specifically). I am now symptom free, treating low thyroid with a natural compounded remedy, but also with a greater care and gentle respect for myself and my body. I embrace any changes I've made or need to make, as simply providing my body with the resources it needs to age with grace and vitality.

I move and interact differently in my world and in my relationships due to the powerful, yet gentle effects of CranioSacral Therapy. Thank you Avadhan for your help and guidance through my healing journey!!

Marilyn Siebold, Denver CO

I have been receiving Craniosacral Therapy from Avadhan for a couple of years now. I appreciate Avadhan’s knowledge, her profound healing and listening skills and her professionalism. My sessions are a key ingredient to maintaining my physical and emotional health and well-being. I have experienced relief from physical pain, tension and stress, as well as the release of stuck emotions being held in my body. After my sessions I feel lighter, more centered, and more myself. This allows me to be more in charge of my life and to live my life fully, the way I want. I highly recommend receiving Craniosacral Therapy from Avadhan.

D.P., Denver CO.

Avadhan Lason is so professional, companionate and knowledgeable. Avadhan is a very credible person. I would recommend her services to anyone who really does not feel good and is making a genuine attempt to feel better. I have completely placed my trust in her as a medical professional....thank you!

Gianna Kerr, Colorado Springs