Lisa Yoga

My Yoga Journey

My yoga journey started in 1998. After many years of attending gyms and weight training sessions, I decided to be kinder on my body. Yoga showed me the way. Slowly, I got inspired to know more about the spiritual side and the many facets of yoga.

In 2008, I completed my Vinyasa yoga teacher training course. A yoga technique that focuses on the alignment of movement and breath - a method to turn static asanas into a dynamic flow.

Vinyasa  yoga was the  beginning of my understanding  that ‘yoga helps the mind to be peaceful’...

However after a while the music and continual flow were having the reverse effect - the  constant straining of my neck to follow the seamless movements of the amazing teacher. I became increasingly less flexible .

 

 And in the same year, I discovered Iyengar yoga. The practice of yoga that is precision based.

If we can align the spine we can align the mind .

A life altering experience.  I found my true path.

The first class was what i now understand to be YOGA. The complete mind, body and soul connection. 

I finally felt my body was changing . The poses  I was continually trying trying were now making sense.

Iyengar yoga Is taught in a way that the mind teaches the body what to do.

My hamstrings got longer in one class. Imagine with a regular Iyengar practice..  

In 2013, I travelled to Pune, the home of Guruji B.K.S Iyengar, the founder of Iyengar Yoga and I continue to travel to Pune regularly .

In 2015, I studied and practiced with Br. Rudra Dev, a senior Iyengar Teacher in Rishikesh, India.

I have taught yoga in Nepal, India, Philippines, Australia and Bali.

I run regular retreats and teach one on one sessions as well as my regular classes.

Lisa Iyengar Yoga

My Yoga Practice

I don't believe in sharing knowledge unless I know it to be true... and this applies to my yoga practice.

I use my body to discover and experience the truth and only then share it with my students.

My style of Iyengar- I try to teach it exactly as it has been taught to me. Why do I not fabricate a new way?

Because the way they've taught me has worked on me. And if it is worked on me, it will work on you.

My passion is fed when I see my students' bodies and minds change to become more open and flexible.

These changes however do not happen after just one class. Commitment to a regular practice will not only benefit your body and mind but bring positive changes to your life.

 

My insights and wisdom are gained from my daily practice and by attending ​ hundreds of hours of practice  with very amazing teachers .

I am also blessed to continually learn as  ’the students teach the teacher’ I continue to teach so many, many students and continue  gaining greater insights through them .

The mind is the ruler of your body…

The breath is the ruler of your mind…

Breathe…

NAMASTE.