Hi I'm Lisa - mum of amazing 2 girls (with 20 years age gap!) ,one grandson and full time yoga teacher. You'll find my style inclusive, fun loving and accessible although I will always challenge you to your fullest potential!
I'm now in my 50's and fitter, healthier and calmer than ever and I put it down to yoga. I am passionate about passing on my enthusiasm and love for yoga - with the many benefits it brings to mind, body and soul. The ancient techniques and philosophy are part of every session and can transform your life.
I have been practicing yoga since 2000 and teaching since 2013 and enjoy teaching many forms of hatha yoga including physical postures (asana) pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. Join me in my beautiful rural studio The Yoga Shack, Nether Whitacre (Noth Warks B46 2EB) or book an online session.
I am also a qualified pregnancy, special needs, children's and baby yoga teacher. I am fully insured and DBS (CRB) checked (enhanced level). I am dedicated to ongoing spiritual learning and development and have done courses and continue to study in yoga philosophy , meditation, anatomy, mantra chanting.
I have trained with some of the best yoga teachers in the UK and India but our inner teacher (Guru - remover of darkness) is ourselves. Continual self study is my mission in order to support you in your journey.
Yoga originated in India thousands of years ago. Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ which literally means to integrate or unite. Yoga is said to be the union of the individual consciousness and universal consciousness.
The ancient yogis of India believed that if man had to be at peace with himself as well as with this surroundings, he had to be able to unite the mind, body and the spirit. Regular practice of Yoga will build a strong, toned and supple body, improve sleep and fitness, balance and posture and cultivate a calm and focused mind. Lisa's yoga classes are inclusive and light hearted and always contain physical moves tailored to the style and ability of the students, breath work or pranayama to help energise and relax the body and relaxation /meditation to calm and clear the mind. Yoga is for everyone! no body too stiff, no mind too cluttered... start with a single step on this wonderful journey to well-being. Whether you want to relax and stretch or stand on your head! All are aspects of the yoga practice.
Angela (Pradhipa) Cresswell
Angela runs Pradhipa Yoga and is an experienced Yogi trained in a number of styles including Sivanadana Yoga and Yoga Shred (HITT+Yoga ) both of which she is delivering for us - YAY!
Meet the other teachers
Audra Jean Elliott-Davies from Mindful Movement
With a background in dance and a long history of teaching group exercise, this evolved into a passion for Pilates and in 2007 when she started to teach Pilates. She loves yoga and we love Pilates!
Many of you know Michelle as Lisa's usual fab cover teacher but an experienced yogi who was actually one of Lisa's teachers - thats how we met! She loves Acro and her flow classes are accessible and fun
Laura has been practicing Yoga since 2002 and completed her teacher training in 2016. Yoga became her sanctuary when she took up a stressful job in London and is now well and truly on her teaching path. Laura believes in yoga’s ability to heal, as well as nurture and protect the mind, body and soul. Taking our attention from the very busy, loud world around us, back to ourselves, inside, which is where it all begins. Laura’s classes have been described as inspiring, whist being encouraging and fun. Laura’s sessions are relaxed, but focused.
Joanna Thomas (Jo T) - Kids Yoga
Joanne is a qualified children’s, teen and adult yoga teacher. Joanne offers yoga to children and young people from 3+. Joanne teaches in an energetic, playful yet sensitive style and weaves self-esteem and confidence building, emotional intelligence and a sense of community and acceptance throughout her classes. Joanne seeks to help others thrive in life by teaching essential life skills, enabling children to manage their ‘big emotions’, which supports their well-being, mental health and behaviour. This is done through mindful breathing and movement, stories, art and crafts, songs, dance and relaxation. Furthermore, yoga enables increased flexibility, body awareness, balance, concentration and can relieve anxiety and sleep issues.
I met Lisa about 3 years ago and was a total beginner to yoga but love sport in general and know as I’m ageing I need to keep fit flexible and stretch, I did a weekly one to one session to begin but since Covid I’ve enrolled to the online streaming classes which are great. I run my own business and look after my mom too so these session are invaluable to stay fit and fit fir in with my busy schedule. Friday morning are relaxed and yin style very relaxing and stretchy - Monday’s are more get up and go workout but get you going for the week ahead. The online streaming is very convenient and suits my current lifestyle and can re-stream later that day or week if life is so busy . Yoga with Lisa is a lifeline to keep claim and have some of my own me time and escapism. Highly recommend the online or live streaming classes
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