About Lisa

Keeping yoga
Instruction
Simple &
Specific

Lisa’s History

Lisa’s mum took her to her first yoga class in 1991, and on some level Lisa’s teenage angsty brain computed that peace could be had very simply.

Then her life took many detours ranging from a brief career in corporate fashion to extensive travel through South America and India.

Lisa has taught yoga full-time since 2005

2005 – 2009 were the years of Zen Shiatsu massage and Ryoho Yoga Therapy in studios, homes and corporations all over the Northern Beaches, suburbs and CBD.

In 2010 Lisa qualified and worked briefly as an acupuncturist until she had her son in 2013.

Motherhood

Becoming a Mum dramatically changed Lisa’s approach to yoga – her compassion for the time-poor became an obsession!

Further training

Lisa decided to re-train with Janie Larmour of Zen Ki Yoga in 2017 to further optimise her instruction in order to boost the unique healing benefits of the meridians and acu-points.

Corporate Yoga

Lisa has also worked extensively in corporate yoga since 2006. She has retained clients for well over a decade in the CBD – she is an expert at providing mental, emotional and physical support to professionals in relation to workplace stress. Lisa has initiated 100’s first time yoga participants into a lifetime practice of self-management with yoga, meditation and mindfulness.

Pacha Yoga

In 2016, in partnership with dear friend Sammi Hillier, Lisa opened a local studio in Dee Why called Pacha Yoga so that a local business could be built, in order to be close to the children’s schools.

Kiss Yoga

Then in 2019 the Dee Why studio rebranded and evolved into Kiss Yoga, where Lisa designed and delivered yoga programs in-studio, until the pandemic in 2020….

Within the week of lockdown Kiss Yoga was up & running online!

Currently 5 classes run per week online via Zoom. Tuesday 615am class is taught at Inspire Physiotherapy & Pilates in Dee Why & livestreamed via Zoom. Private classes are also available online, at Lisa’s home or at yours.

Seasonal Self-Care workshops are re-commencing at Freshwater Wellness Centre, from 30th April 2022.

Lisa’s Self-Practice

Lisa’s approach to yoga is solid in her own personal practices which involve yoga, easy-to-do breath techniques, self-acupressure, and EFT (tapping). Lisa also enjoys Reformer Pilates a few times a week, for added strength and to enjoy having someone else look after her!

With a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis back in 2005, Lisa has long valued the support of both western & complimentary medicine to support her in living well with chronic illness. After nearly 20 years of experimenting with different foods, exercise, and meditation, Lisa has found she has gone back, time and time again, to the same self-care techniques.

Lisa is constantly exploring and blending “ancient wisdom” with the newest science when it comes to body movement. Whatever yields the best results is integrated into Kiss Yoga instruction for clients to benefit from.

This mix of discipline and curiosity about how the body-mind works is the reason Lisa can effectively:

  • Introduce you to beginner’s yoga.
  • Enhance and optimise your current training.
  • Support your injury recovery.
  • Help you heal stress imbalances throughout the body (weight loss, bad backs, anxiety, gut health, sleep issues, and autoimmune disorders).