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After several trips to Mysore, Lisa received Sri K Pattabhi Jois’s blessing to teach in 1997. In 1998, Lisa moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to study Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad and began an Ashtanga program there. She taught daily until she relocated to Tucson, Arizona in 2002. She began a formal Ayurveda practice and taught healing practices from both sciences . In 2012 she founded Ashtanga Yoga Tucson.
Lisa began her studies of yoga in 1985 with David Life and Sharon Gannon of Jivamukti Yoga and has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1992. She made her first trip to Mysore, India to study with Sri. K Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois in 1993.
AYURVEDA & YOGA
I began yoga asana in an attempt to heal my body from the demands I experienced from dancing professionally. I didn’t know anything of the tradition of Yoga and what the practices were meant for. I was shocked by the end of my first class. Sensations from my body and mind collapsed my understanding of what I knew about myself.
I was compelled to begin again to look at myself and recreate myself through a traditional practice of yoga. I studied with yoga masters; Robert Moses (Sivananda tradition), David Life and Sharon Gannon (Jivamukti Yoga), BKS Iyengar & Kevin Gardner ( Iyengar Yoga) and my primary teacher Sri K Pattabhi Jois and was set on a path that has not only changed my direction but my orientation and serves me to see the world we live in from a more wholesome, balanced and calm vision.
Dr Vasant Lad became my teacher of Ayurvedic wisdom in 1998. I traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico and Pune India to study with him. Ayurveda, a wholistic science of longevity fills in many rough edges that the strict practices of yoga do not speak to. Taking care of the body, emotions, and mind with diet, routine, right relationship and conscious livelihood are the foundations of a life practice that is in alignment with the highest possible physical health and wellness.
Now almost 30 years later and over 12 trips to India , my passion continues to expand. I am still practicing the traditional sequences of the Ashtanga lineage with broader wisdom from the diverse blessings of Ayurveda, Buddhism and Yoga. After three decades of practice, I am interested in a more compassionate and awake source of myself and to serve from that place.
Yoga practice is for all who want to awaken from inside, grow and glow the body, mind and spirit and coexist interpenetrating with mother earth and each other. Welcome to my site, my joy is in helping you regain balance by means of mind, body and spirit.