When I first moved to Santa Fe I was searching for teachers who taught in the Kripalu tradition as that was my first yoga teacher training experience. I was so lucky to find Lisa, a truly gifted teacher and amazing human being. We have been fast friends since 2008 and I am grateful to be leading The Road Not Yet Taken: A Guatemalan Adventure with her July 14-21, 2018.
Here is a little bit about Lisa...join us in Guatemala to really get to know her.
Movement, rhythm, and dance have been my primary sources of joy from earliest memory. A childhood injury at an early age, however, made me conscious of what a gift it really was to be able to move freely. The result has been an inspiring journey through life.
That injury brought me to a renewed relationship to my body and to an even deeper, more conscious exploration of the joy—and the health benefits—to be found in movement.
My journey began when I entered my first dance class at the age of four. Years of training led to dance performance and choreography, gradually evolving into a career in the fitness profession. In my late thirties I discovered yoga. This was a revelation, for it proved to be the culminating discipline that enabled me to integrate all my interests. In my personal life, yoga has become my primary mode of self-expression. In my teaching, it becomes one of three pillars: dance, fitness, yoga.
These pillars support what has turned out to be an even more encompassing love: teaching itself. I realized I had a passion for sharing the joy of movement with others. A significant part of my life, now, lies in helping students open to the sources of joy within their own bodies. I take delight in seeing them respond to what is really a simple truth: Movement is life.
In 2007, I became a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher. The same year I also finished my studies with the Cancer Exercise Training Institute and became certified as a Cancer Exercise Specialist.
I continue to study with Elise Miller, a Senior Iyengar Teacher, and have certified with her as a Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer.
Among all these activities, I can honestly say that my proudest moment was the deep satisfaction I felt after creating and completing a special video program for cancer patients and survivors: The Next Step, Vol. 1: Restorative Exercises After Breast Cancer.
BA, Skidmore College
MS, New York Institute of Technology
Kripalu Yoga Instructor, E-RYT 500
ACE Personal Trainer
Cancer Exercise Specialist
Yoga for Scoliosis Trainer
Diabetes Lifestyle Coach
“Lisa has shown me how to work with my strengths and how to strengthen my weaknesses. She is inspirational. I have never left her class without feeling grateful for the time spent.”~Ann H.
“During my stay, everything worked its magic on me – the location, the people in the group, the yoga, the ocean, and most of all, Lisa. I came home a healthier person, both physically and mentally. What a gift I gave my self! Many many thanks!” ~Janet H.
“Thanks for bringing such a great group to such a beautiful place at such an important time. I really appreciated your attention to detail and the care you showed with each person at every level.” ~Suzan Z.