One day, in the midst of a hip-opening yoga posture, Lisa had the curious sensation that there was a book. In her hips. The process of unraveling the physical and the emotional trauma surrounding the tragic loss of both of her parents led her to write her memoir, Thirst.
Lisa took her first yoga class in 1999, a recommended remedy to a bodybuilding injury. She found that yoga brought not only physical healing, but also the opportunity for a more meaningful connection with herself and others. In 2005 she enrolled in a training program to become a yoga teacher. As a teacher,Lisa strives to guide students towards the divine wisdom that lies within each and every one of us.
Through the doorway of yoga, Lisa began to study Sanskrit. In 2009 Lisa completed an 18-month immersion utilizing Sanskrit in teaching Yoga, traveled to India with her Sanskrit class and continued her Sanskrit studies with Manorama D’Alvia and Luminous Soul. She has also trained with Matthew Sanford in Adaptive Yoga, a practice that makes yoga accessible to people who are differently abled. Lisa has taught yoga at Detox Centers, through Phoenix Multisport, bringing the practice to people recovering from substance abuse, supporting the recovery of body, mind, and spirit. In addition, she teaches for The Yoga Pod, Colorado Athletic Clubs, is a Certified Master Trainer for Paddle Into Fitness and Float Into Fitness (Standup Paddleboard Yoga), Rocky Mountain Paddleboard, Corepower Yoga Studios, and is establishing a healing foundation for children of trauma.