Lisa started practicing yoga in 2007. She had been working in childcare and social care and as a result had developed back issues which led her to take up yoga. She quickly began enjoying the physical and mental benefits and discovered new found energy and zest for life. It is now part of her daily life and she believes that practicing yoga is essential for dealing with the strains of modern living.
Her love for yoga deepened immensely during her time in India where she completed the 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training course with Yogacharya Lalit Kumar at the Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre, Goa in 2011. Lisa completed her 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training course in July 2016 and continues her professional development with Yogacharya Lalit Kumar.
On returning to Cork, she began teaching classes to a wide range of students from complete beginners to advanced levels all over the city. When Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre opened in Cork City in 2012 Lisa was the first teacher they hired and she is now their full time Senior yoga teacher. Lisa teaches on Teacher Training programs, she assists with syllabus and program development, training coordination and marketing. Lisa is also responsible for the continuous professional development programme for the staff in the Cork centre.
She has also been running weekend retreats in Heir Island, West Cork since 2012 and is hosting her first winter yoga retreat in Ballinacurra House in Kinsale in January 2017. Lisa’s yoga retreats have become very popular over the years and book out months in advance.
Lisa’s previous qualifications include diplomas in Applied Social Studies In Social Care and in Holistic Massage. Lisa is also a qualified pregnancy yoga teacher and is passionate about sharing the benefits of yoga with expectant mums.
Lisa loves teaching and she embraces the fact that yoga is something entirely unique for everyone so she offers props and modifications throughout the class. Her classes are dynamic, flowing and holistic with plenty of explaining to ensure safe and correct alignment in your postures, so you’re sure to leave feeling stronger, calmer and completely rejuvenated.