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 intention 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.
She has been teaching for the past 10 years in studios, volunteering yoga in the schools, the Hospice community and has taught at-risk teens through the Art of Yoga Project. She received her 200 hr. Yoga Alliance RYT certification from The White Lotus Foundation, but her teachers include every being she crosses paths with to include her family, beloved dog 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 and completed the 2 year Sacred Art of Living and Dying Program out of Bend, OR.
“There is a quiet light that shines in every heart. Though it is secretly there, it draws no attention to itself. It is what illuminates our minds to see beauty, our desire to seek possibility and our hearts to love life…This shy inner light is what enables us to recognize and receive our very presence here as a blessing.”
~ John O’Donohue