After many years of working in various Human Resource jobs and soon after completing her MBA from University of Redlands, Lisa decided to leave the corporate world and teach yoga full time. Her love for yoga began in 2005 after experiencing the physical and mental healing effects immediately after her first class. In 2011 she took a Leave of Absence from her job at Esri to care for her critically ill mother. While on leave she realized that her yoga practice was the only thing keeping her sane and healthy during a very challenging time. It was then she knew she had to share the power of yoga with her community.
Lisa completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training through Yoga Works in 2011 and her 300 hour Training with Bryce Yoga in 2019. In 2012 while teaching yoga full time she also opened a yoga clothing boutique called Vasa in downtown Redlands. In 2014 she decided to open a studio in combination with the boutique and Vasa the Studio was established in November of that year. The boutique has since closed its’ doors but the studio continues to grow. Lisa co-teaches the Vasa Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training program and looks forward to growing the teacher training program to include a 300 hour program as well. Above all Lisa is determined to make Vasa the Studio a safe and welcoming place for all. She works hard to ensure there is a variety of classes, to offer exemplary customer service, and to keep Vasa a warm and inviting place to be.
Lisa teaches many styles of yoga from Yin to Level 2/3 Power Flow. She is known for her skilled sequencing to lead you into the tricky poses and for her amazing playlists. Her warm smile, friendly demeanor and silly dance moves will lift your spirits and encourage you to challenge yourself.