Lisa’s vinyasa classes reflect her deeply nurturing and compassionate heart. It is her sincere desire to offer a class that balances both strength and flexibility while cultivating an atmosphere of physical,
mental and emotional well-being. Lisa encourages her students to inhabit their bodies with gratitude and mindfulness cultivating deep inner presence. Her love of music, the human spirit and poetry are
woven into her classes.
Lisa’s inspiration to inhabit our bodies with mindfulness and kindness comes from deep personal loss and the realization that no one can take care of your body, mind and soul but you. It is our privilege and duty to align all aspects of ourselves into balanced wholeness given our unique gifts and challenges. Lisa has found Yoga to be the portal to this process of inner peace and equanimity both at times of graceful passage and perhaps more importantly, at moments of fear and uncertainty when world views or assumptions shatter beneath us and throw us off balance.
She has been teaching for over 13 years in studios, volunteering teaching yoga in the schools, the Hospice community, Sanctuary One and has taught at-risk teens both in schools and also through
the Art of Yoga Project. Most recently, she has been offering yoga workshops in the community to support those dealing with the many facets of loss with the invitation to help them begin their journey
of healing. Lisa is a Winterspring volunteer, which is a non- profit that helps people embrace life again after loss. She is an E-RYT and her training comes from The White Lotus Foundation.
Her teachers include every being she crosses paths with to include her family, beloved dogs and the Grace of nature we are surrounded by. She is deeply grateful to Kristin Laak and Dr. Shankaranarayana Jois for their wisdom and knowledge of yoga philosophy and whom continue to be instrumental in supporting her journey through The Sadvidya Foundation. Lisa is also a certified life coach (www.newventureswest.com) and a certified Compassionate Bereavement Care Yoga Facilitator out of the MISS foundation. (www.MISSFoundation.org) Lisa is currently studying to be a
Trauma Sensitive Yoga (www.traumasensitiveyoga.com) Facilitator as it is her desire to offer TCTSY as a pathway to heal trauma and support individuals as they navigate the complexity of loss and
trauma with yoga as a somatic practice and partner in their healing.