CURRENT TOWN: Oakland
OCCUPATION: Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga yoga teacher
Lisa is a KPJAYI level II authorized teacher who has been practicing Ashtanga yoga for the past 11 years and been teaching Ashtanga yoga for 9 years. She has taught Mysore style classes, led classes and workshops in the United States and internationally.
Lisa is originally from California. Her background is in dance; training extensively in ballet and contemporary jazz. She took her first yoga class 16 years ago and connected to the asana practice quickly. She soon realized the benefits of the yoga practice were much more than physical. The effects of the practice on her mind and spirit motivated Lisa to go deeper with her own self inquiry and study of yoga.
Lisa travels annually to Mysore, India to study with her teacher, R. Sharath Jois. She also studies chanting and yoga philosophy with Dr. MA Jayashree and Professor Narasimha at the Anantha Research foundation in Mysore.
As a teacher, Lisa guides her students from a place of integrity. She is grateful for her own practice being such a powerful tool when teaching the Ashtanga method. In her teachings, she emphasizes a strong foundation, discipline, and dedication which are necessary components for a consistent daily practice. Lisa follows the 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga and often integrates the yamas and niyamas into her teachings. Lisa is a passionate and disciplined teacher with a gentle and encouraging approach to the practice. She brings humor and sincerity to her students with an open mind and open heart. Lisa is honored and grateful to share the teachings of this transformational practice.
For more info about Lisa, please visit her website at: www.lisaogletreeyoga.com.