Lisa began practising yoga when she was 4 years old, the same time she started her dancing career. An unfortunate accident prevented her continuing her path as a dancer and, after 8 years working in the advertising industry, gave it all up to focus on her yoga practice instead.
While training with Birthlight, Lisa was blessed to meet Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, who soon became her mentor. Lisa worked in Uma’s office helping to run the Sitaram Partnership while studying with Uma and her husband Nirlipta Tuli. During this time Lisa worked closely with both teachers taking from them their passion and experience, assisting Uma with her classes and workshops and on her pregnancy yoga teacher training course. Around the same time, Lisa also set up Lotusbaby, a perinatal yoga studio focussing on small groups of students in London Fields.
With 8 years of perinatal yoga teaching behind her, Lisa has taught pregnancy, postnatal and baby yoga at The Life Centre, the Special Yoga Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College Hospital, and now at Yoga Place E2, which she owns, and where she is in the process of developing Yoga Place Baby to offer a complete range of pre and postnatal practices.
Lisa is also a yin and restorative yoga teacher, teaches classes for OAPs, and holds monthly birth preparation workshops for couples. She holds the Birthlight Perinatal Diploma, is BWY certified, and completed her teacher training with Yogacampus. She is currently developing her interest in Vedic chanting, and broadening her passion for yoga nidra… which feature heavily in her classes.
Lisa says that her biggest rewards in life are when her pregnancy students return to the Mum & Baby classes, when she gets to meet her little hidden students, and when mums return for their second and third pregnancies.
"Michael is an inspiring teacher with a unique ability to bring a fresh perspective to that which has become familiar or ignored. His humour and down to earth approach helps to open our eyes and ears to the complex and expose the light and love at the heart of yoga. " Louise on Embodying Insight: Yoga, Breathing, Meditation and Study , April 2016