About Lisa

"Our task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."

– Rumi

Photo by Vanessa DeZutter at 889

Photo by Vanessa DeZutter at 889

Since my twenties, I have been fascinated by how people change and with human potential. My journey has been one of seeking, testing and questioning. I am curious and sensitive. Along my path to understanding self, I was fortunate to find yoga.

I am a proud  mother of two girls. I consider yoga, movement and mindfulness to be essential components for cultivating presence, stability, grace and ease. I have taught yoga for over ten years.

As a facilitator of change, I am specifically drawn to mental health. I see yoga, mindfulness and relational somatic inquiry as valuable tools to ease suffering. Having overcome an addiction in my twenties, and learned to manage anxiety through personal work, I have great empathy and compassion for others struggling with addiction, trauma and other mental health issues. I believe that healing occurs within the context of a safe relationship. My approach is warm, nurturing and non-judgemental, inviting you to show up as you are to explore self.

My career encompasses work in social services, public health and the teaching of yoga and mindfulness in community centres, churches, schools, workplaces, treatment centres, hospitals, hotels and studios. I have worked with children, teens, new moms, adults and seniors.

Education & Training

Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Sociology
Master of Education from OISE/U of T in Adult Education, Community Development and Counseling Psychology

Currently engaged in Spiritual Psychotherapy program at the Transformational Arts College in Toronto

Esther Myers Yoga Studio - 2 year teacher training program
Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre - 300 hour advanced teacher training
Restorative Teacher Trainings - Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre and Hali Schwartz
Certified Yoga Nidra
Studied Yoga Philosophy with Hali Schwartz (5 years)
Level 1 Reiki Certification
Studied Relational Somatic Psychotherapy - Three Fold Way, founded by Dr. Michael Sieck

As a perpetual student of yoga and life, I continually strive to expand my knowledge of yoga, health and healing.