Join Lisa at Yogalicious for Zen Flow at 8:30am Tuesdays and Thursdays Aug 14th through Sept 27th:
Find your Zen as you flow through the poses with your breath. This Vinyasa based class links the poses together allowing you to bring mindfulness to your movements. Appropriate for intermediate students. Modifications will be provided for those students who are looking to for less or deeper sensation.
Lisa is the founder of Zen Studios and is excited to join the Yogalicious teaching staff. Lisa is a busy mom of 4 and grandmother of two. In addition to her degree in Early Childhood Education from Youngstown State University, Lisa has been involved in the health and fitness industry since the early 90’s.
With many different certifications in Group Fitness, Personal Training, Pilates, AntiGravity Aerial Fitness, barre and more, yoga has been where her heart and passion is. Lisa has been practicing yoga since the mid-1990’s. When Lisa began teaching yoga her pursuit of becoming an RYT began. She couldn’t wait to learn more with each workshop she attended. After becoming an RYT-200 in 2005, Lisa completed the 1,000 hours of teaching required to become and E-RYT 200. Since then, Lisa has traveled Internationally sharing her love of yoga with others. Following her passion and attaining her first RYT 500 through Leeann Carey. She supports the Leeann Carey teaching method of “teaching the student, not just teaching the pose.”
Lisa feels strongly that the best teachers are lifelong students. She enjoys learning just as much as she enjoys teaching. Lisa has had the privilege of continuing her education by taking trainings, workshops and master classes with such yoga teachers as: Leeann Carey, Kofi Busia, Cyndi Lee, Seane Corn, Kathryn Budig, David Romanelli, Stephanie Keach, Jules Mitchell and has completed a mentorship with Rolf Gates.
One of Lisa’s 500 hr trainings has been through Yoga Medicine* training with Tiffany Cruikshank.
If you are injured, currently in physical therapy or have any special conditions, Lisa is prepared to work alongside your healthcare professionals as a compliment to your health and wellness team. She has taken Yoga Medicine courses in the following modules:
• Yin & Meditation
• Yoga for Athletes
• Internal Medicine: Nervous System, Restorative
• Myofascial Release
• and extensive anatomy training through Cadaver dissection
The depth of her training allows her to focus primarily on private, one-on-one sessions as well as leading 200 and 300 hr Yoga Alliance recognized teacher trainings.
”To me, yoga is a place where you can be. I don’t necessarily mean “be” like a physical location like home or work. I mean “be.” Truly “be.” Where else can you give yourself permission to accept yourself and those around you for what they really are? It’s a raw, sometimes scary place, but one that provides a clear view inside the looking glass. There is no judgment about what one can or cannot do, or whether my butt looks big in these yoga pants. It’s a place where I can feel at one with the body I am living in. Breathing and moving at my own pace and with my own breath. Yoga is a place where I can be at peace with the person that I am and not having to pretend to be something that I am not. Does this just happen on the mat during asana? Absolutely not! Living yoga off the mat is just as important as the asana practice. How we treat ourselves and others, what we think and what we say. That’s yoga. How we breathe and how we react to the person that just cut us off while driving down the highway. That’s yoga. Having compassion for ourselves and those around us. That’s yoga. Being good, doing good. Now THAT, is yoga.” ~Lisa
*from www.yogamedicine.com “Yoga Medicine Is a trademark used to identify products and services offered, related to the study and practice of yoga. None of these products or services involve the practice of medicine or take the place of medical consultation. We urge you to consult a physician or other health care professional of your choice before undertaking any form of exercise, including yoga, to make sure that it is safe and appropriate for you.”