Central to my approach to teaching is an acceptance of where each student is with their own Yoga so that practice is sensitive and without struggle. I am influenced by my own Yoga teachers (Mary Stewart, Monica Voss, Chloe Fremantle, Peter Blackaby, amongst others) my students, and by other movement disciplines, most notably the Feldenkrais Method.

All these influences inform my understanding, as do the principles of Mindfulness Meditation, a practice that I have begun to explore: in 2014 I completed the 8 week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT ) course and a follow up  Interpersonal Mindfulness course; in 2016 I revisited the 8 week  MBCT course in the role of volunteer helper to the main teacher, Taravajra.

Lisas Approach

My personal practice nurtures me, enriches my life, and gives me the possibility of responding to challenges from a more reflective place. These are some of the wider benefits of yoga that I endeavour to share with my students when I teach.

I am Co-Director of the British Wheel of Yoga accredited London Yoga Teacher Training Course and I am a teacher trainer on the Calm for Kids Yoga Teacher Training programme.

Most of my regular adult teaching takes place in Brighton and the surrounding area but I also teach day workshops and weekends nationally; see the Events page for details of forthcoming workshops.

My Qualifications and Insurance

1988 – 1991, BA English Literature, University of Sussex

1996 – 1997, 2 year Yoga Teacher Training course led by Mary Stewart and Sophy Hoare

2005, completed British Wheel of Yoga accreditation

2011:  completed  the London Yoga Teacher Training Group (LYTTG) ‘Assistant Teacher Training Programme’, Levels 1 and 2.

Lisas YogaI am a member of the Association of Independent Yoga Practitioners (AIYP);  I am also a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Member and I am insured through them.