A yoga practitioner since 2000, Lisa’s practice is rooted in the dynamic vinyasa flow styles of Ashtanga and Jivamukti. Coming from a background in Chinese medicine, she seeks to balance these yang styles with the softer, yin forms of qigong and sitting meditation.
Lisa gained her Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification through the Blooming Lotus Yoga School, a well-rounded teacher training program, influenced by many great yoga traditions including hatha, vinyasa and yin.
As a long-time student of Eastern wisdom traditions, Lisa believes that yoga is a way to cultivate body, mind and spirit to enable the practitioner to be of better service to all beings. Having had first-hand experience of the transformative power of yoga, she is passionate about communicating these insights so that others can enjoy their benefits.
As a yoga teacher she provides a firm foundation for students by clearly explaining the mechanics of asana, pranayama and meditation. She aspires to provide a supportive relationship that encourages students’ growth and inspires them with a passion for transformation.
Lisa’s classes balance the yang of dynamic Vinyasa Flow with the softer, yin forms of qigong and meditation. They build strength, stamina and flexibility, using playful, energetic vinyasa sequences. Her instructions emphasize present moment awareness through alignment of the body and attention to the breath. Her classes start low and slow, build up to creative standing flows and balances, and then move down to the floor, to finish with some yin poses and a well-deserved relaxation.