Lisa was born and raised in Colorado in the United States. After graduating with speech pathology from university she taught underprivileged children in the Solomon Islands and Belize while volunteering with the Peace Corps. Following this she moved to South Korea to teach English to children for 2 years and eventually moved to Melbourne where she worked as a primary school teacher. Four years ago she moved back to her husband’s native West Cork with her family. In 2016, while on a career break to raise her two boys, she finally trained as a yoga teacher, something she longed to do for many years. She earned her 200 YTT from Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre in Cork and the earned her certificate to teach children’s yoga. Lisa believes that yoga is one of the most accessible and enjoyable methods for children to learn how to manage a wholesome and healthy life. Currently, Lisa runs 5 of her own weekly adult classes in Dunmanway. She also teaches children’s yoga classes at playschools and primary schools around the West Cork area.
Lisa joined Essential Wellness in 2019 and leads 6 week courses in Pregancy yoga, kids yoga and teens yoga.