Lisa Jones, E-RYT
Lisa began her yoga journey when a back injury led her to her first yoga class and has been practicing and teaching yoga for the past eight years. Having experienced both physical and emotional transformation from her practice, she was inspired to reach out and share the gift of yoga with others. In 2007 she began her teacher training and became a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT).
In 2009 Lisa began focusing her growth and development towards a Yoga Therapist Cerification (approved by IAYT International Association of Yoga Therapists) to deepen her knowledge of the healing qualities of yoga. She has been inspired by her studies with Doug Kellar, Chrys Kub, and specifically by Susi Hately Aldus’ approach to yoga therapuetics. “Move to improve or why bother” is her motto in that yoga asana should truly improve function and form for it to be authentically therapeutic.
Lisa’s approach to yoga is offered with the intention of enhancing the student’s physical, mental and spiritual core. Her students discover how to breathe more effectively to create more vitality and energy, and how to move purely into asana to create harmony and truly balance the energy through the body. Her students become stronger, leaner, more flexible (physically and emotionally), and leave each class more centered, balanced, and at ease.
Lisa’s classes are continually evolving to reflect her ever-changing creativity and passion for the practice, and are guided by the guiding principles of anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology. Her powerful vinyasa classes are filled with options to make yoga accessible to everybody.
Lisa views practicing yoga as an exploration and takes a light-hearted approach– always challenging and encouraging her students to work within their own potential to find their personal edge… to grow and reveal their most radiant, true selves.
Lisa is married to Philip and is the mom of two daughters, Jordyn and Katie. She currently enjoys teaching private, small, and large group classes at Olde Towne Athletic Club with a strong passion to help the tennis community.
Nervous about coming to your first class? If you have been anxious about trying yoga or felt intimidated, embarrassed, nervous, (fill in the blank), you can relax. Lisa creates a light and comfortable atmosphere to nurture a sense of ease in your practice. She has helped many students find their path on their yoga journey.