Lars is a sailor, neuroscientist, and meditation & yoga teacher.
Although officially of Swedish nationality, Lars is a real mix of cultures and doesn’t feel like he’s from anywhere in particular, having moved around a lot growing up.
He grew up sailing, and his love for the water is what pulled him to buy his first boat (a Westsail 32) in 2015, in California. He’s been drawn to living full-time on water since he was a teen, and has made it his goal to engineer a lifestyle that allows him to work on what he loves whilst living on a sailboat. He completed his Yachtmaster Offshore in 2015 and is an avid free-diver.
He studied Physics & Philosophy and has always been interested in the bigger picture of who we are and what are we doing here. After a stint at corporate life in consulting, this drive led him to discover meditation and neuroscience. Having been a sceptic to meditation at first, he was surprised to experience the benefits of a practice and was keen to understand what this meant from a scientific perspective. He went on to retrain as a computational neuroscientist with a focus on meditative practices, and now works as a doctoral researcher at the French National Health and Medical Research Institute (INSERM), developing numerical models of attention, metacognition and self-regulation.
He completed his mediation teacher training with Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield and has been teaching meditation for 4 years. As well as teaching through The Floating Studio, he teaches private 1-1 classes and delivers courses to businesses (find out more here). His teaching style is very inclusive and always rooted in the science. He likes to break things down, and presents things in a digestible and light-hearted manner. His aim is to make meditation accessible to all, and help make these practices more widespread. He’s uniquely placed to do so, being at the cutting edge of the science of meditation.
He also completed his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2018 and teaches yoga, with a specific interest in Yin practices where he blends his meditation teaching with movement.