Get to know your teacher: Lisa Grauaug

Meet Lisa Grauaug

What brought you to Yoga?

Being curious and my partner was spending a lot of time teaching Yoga and attending classes.

How long have you been teaching for and where did you train?

I have been teaching since 2004 and completed formal Yoga Teacher training at The Yoga Institute in 2009. I have continued personal studies and professional development with Saraswathi Vasudevan (Yoga Vahni) and completed Yoga Therapy Training with Ganesh Mohan (Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda).

 What is your area of interest/speciality/plans for the future?  

I really enjoy working with students over a period of time, whether this is with Yoga Teachers in training, in classes or in one-one sessions. As I value observing students develop in their practice and understanding of what Yoga has to offer. I have a particular interest in Yoga generally, Yoga Therapy,  Women’s Health with a particular interest in teaching Yoga during pregnancy.


Family, reading, learning, travel, being in nature, ocean swimming and walking.

Biggest challenges?

I love my work and find it quite absorbing and inspiring, so finding the right balance between work and home-life can be a healthy challenge.

What would you like to share about yourself, that is unrelated to Yoga ?

I have always been an avid animal spotter, whether it is insects, birds, whales, dugongs, kangaroos, platypus, wombats, echidna, hippos, and elephants (I know not so difficult in the right location). Later this year I am heading to a national park in Central Kalimantan to observe Orangutangs.

Where / when can we experience your teaching?

I am on the faculty at The Yoga Institute, I teach a range of classes at Cammeray Yoga  & or in Africa (March 2018) where I am co-facilitating a Yoga Safari in Tanzania.

The Yoga Institute acknowledges the Cammeraygal people of the Eora nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our centre is based.

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