Lisa Johnson

Potomac, MD
United States

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Lisa is a certified Yoga Instructor registered at the E-RYT 500 level through the International Yoga Alliance with an extensive background in movement and wellness. She is passionate about health, enabling students to understand and experience their innate ability to bring themselves into balance on every level. Her light-hearted approach to healthy body mechanics combined with mindfulness and spiritual connection fosters a dedicated clientele.
In 2014 Lisa is completed a 500 hour course in Ayurvedic Medicine which focuses on the use of diet and herbs combined with yoga and meditation techniques for transformative lifestyle changes. It is "health coaching" meets yogic personal training!
Additionally Lisa is trained in Pilates and is currently offering small classes in this equipment-based core strengthening curriculum through Potomac Pilates. She also teaches the Beyond Barre fitness method. The emphasis on cardiovascular movement and use of a glide board, resistance bands, weights and ballet positions makes it the perfect compliment to yoga!
She has taught yoga, dance and fitness for the local and business community in the DC area for many years through public classes, therapeutic movement workshops and yoga teacher trainings. Her private serves both athletes and beginners through concentrated physical training and energy-balancing bodywork. Clients can expect to increase vitality, restore muscle balance and reduce stress.
Lisa earned a BFA in dance at University of California and studied therapeutic massage in Santa Barbara before settling in the area for a professional career as a dancer and mother of four children. She discovered yoga in 1990 and began incorporating it into her fitness, therapeutic movement and dance classes. From 1996 to 1999 Lisa reached out to a larger community by directing the wellness component of a national at-risk youth program before deciding to focus exclusively on teaching the art of yoga and pilates.