Helping other women tune in to and trust their bodies is one of Lisa’s passions.
An American citizen and mother of 3 daughters—all of whom were born abroad— Lisa has lived and worked in Germany, the U.S. and Switzerland. In addition to being a Yoga Alliance-registered teacher, she has two years’ experience teaching Prenatal Yoga at a health center in Frankfurt. With an American degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Psychology, she also taught Business English at several language schools for 6 years. She worked as an international radio journalist and show host in Geneva, and since then has been editing, translating and doing voice-overs as a freelancer. While raising her kids through her family’s 5 international moves, she studied West African and oriental dance for fun. She also volunteered in mental health as a support group facilitator and worked with traumatised girls as an Art Therapy student.
Lisa ‘found’ Yoga after graduating from college, when she first came to Germany. Her biggest epiphany came with the birth of her first child, which revealed the power of mindfulness and letting go. That’s when she decided to pass it on to help other women. It hasn’t always been an easy journey. Seven years ago, after severe knee and spinal injuries involving partial paralysis and major surgeries, she began the long, arduous process of physical therapy to regain her strength and mobility. Lisa credits Yoga with keeping her strong and pain-free. She now has a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher’s certificate from Balance Yoga Institute under the training of Yogi Timo Wahl. In addition to Perinatal Yoga, her plans include certifications in Restorative, Yin Yoga and Yoga Therapy.
“Off the mat”, Lisa loves to be in the woods with her husband and the family dog. She jokes with their 3 college students in 3 different countries and volunteers at a women’s self-defense club.
Lisa’s goal is to help you use yoga for more strength, energy and to cultivate gratitude about the bodies you and your child live in. Her style is personal, natural and —like Lisa—often spontaneous. She feels privileged to accompany women from pregnancy onward, fostering acceptance for whatever arises along the way. Her greatest reward is when you walk out feeling great. She’s right at home in the international community and is happy to be a part of Link and Learn!