B AppSc (Nursing), B Psych, M Psych, Adv Dip Yoga Teaching, Ayurveda Lifestyle Certificate, Perinatal Mental Health Course (USyd), Registered Psychologist, Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Australia (YA) Member, Registered Yoga Therapist (International Association of Yoga Therapists IAYT & YA )
Lisa’s experience in Yoga began in 1995, immediately she was excited by the extent of what Yoga offered her personally and to others. Her understanding and personal practice has since been strongly influenced by the teachings as translated by Sri T Krishnamacharya. She is committed to ongoing studies and has been personally guided by a number of brilliant teachers, including Saraswati Vasudevan (YogaVahni) Michael de Manincor (The Yoga Institute), Dr Ganesh Mohan (Svastha Yoga) and AG and Indra Mohan (Svastha Yoga). She completed an Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training (The Yoga Institute), has specialist training in Pre and Post-natal yoga (KYM and IYTA), and has completed Yoga Therapy training with Dr Ganesh Mohan (Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda).
Lisa values individuality and working with students to facilitate a better understanding of their unique and changing needs to enable good health and a fulfilling life. Originally a Registered Nurse, working with neonates, Lisa has also completed a Masters of Psychology (Counselling). Lisa lives with her husband and three children. She is currently based at The Yoga Institute (Sydney) where she is available for Private consultations, Yoga mentoring and Yoga classes.
Read Lisa’s recent article Women and Yoga: Yoga provides a sustaining force at every stage of life
Working with Lisa:
“I did my first class with Lisa in November 2014. Before my class I told Lisa about my scoliosis and severe lower back pain which was a big concern for me at that time. I had been practicing power vinyasa yoga for quite some time now and also visiting a chiro practitioner for my back. Lisa took such a personal interest in understanding my concerns and guided me through the practice, teaching me ways to modify the postures to protect my lower back. Under her guidance, I have gained tremendous body awareness and have learned to practice yoga in a way that has helped strengthen my back. I found her workshop on back-care extremely helpful. As a teacher and now my mentor, Lisa has inspired me to adapt and modify my yoga practice to meet my needs.”