Lisa Petersen first came across yoga when she spent 2 ½ years in India in 2000. Lisa was ‘captured by the Ease, Grace and Peace’ and yoga has become a central part of her life since then.
During her time in India Lisa also began vipassana meditation and naturally began practicing yoga and meditation on her own right from the start as she had plenty of time in India and felt naturally drawn to the practices.
Lisa has been sharing the art of teaching Yoga and Somatics for two decades. Somatics is a mind body approach to improve our health and well-being naturally. Through the use of easy, relaxing, gentle movements, somatic exercises teach you to use your brain to change your muscles. Tight, restrictive muscles simply let go.
She is internationally known for her integrity, clarity, and presence. Her style is personable and enriched by a deep understanding of anatomy, alignment and movement patterns.
With a wealth of knowledge, her classes and workshops are innovative and authentic as she guides her students towards personal transformation on and off the mat.
Her teaching is informed by a rich understanding of embodiment, experiential anatomy, and developmental movement patterns.
Lisa is passionate about finding the balance between being and doing, movement and stillness, strength and fluidity, discipline and freedom.
Lisa’s teaching has the depth that can inspire any very experienced yoga practitioner, and the clarity and accessibility to make the teachings suitable for complete beginners.
She uses humour during her classes, and through a combination of demonstrating the postures, explaining about the anatomy and alignment, will help guide you to a very safe practice combined with a knowledge of what is going on inside.
Lisa has helped thousands of students move out of pain and tension and into ease and relaxation. She creates a safe space to meet and greet all the layers of the self using curiosity, exploration and self-enquiry.
She creates a safe space to explore and unpack all the layers of the self – physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual using curiosity, exploration and self-enquiry.
Lisa first trained at Vivekenanda Kendra (India’s most reputable Yoga Therapy hospital), before studying and co-teaching extensively with Donna Farhi, as well as training with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Amy Matthews.
The first time I heard Donna teaching it was as if a light went on in every single cell of my body. Finding a teacher that you resonate with is a crucial part of the journey.
Lisa offers workshops and teacher trainings in Yoga, Somatics and Embodied Anatomy around the world. She is deeply grateful to her teachers and students, and all those seeking to make the world a more embodied place.
Although Lisa is involved in training yoga teachers she is also very experienced in teaching complete beginners to yoga, and is able to offer everybody practices that are suitable to their own level, in way that makes it both enjoyable and inspiring.