behind the yoga
letter from the owner
lisa van leeuwen
Unfortunately, I was not one of those teachers who found yoga early on in life. Up until a few years ago, I hated yoga. When you have anxiety & you’re looking up every 10 seconds to see what the heck a down dog is, it can be hard to “quiet the mind.”
Luckily, I found my way back to the mat and found a teacher that showed me what yoga could be. She helped prevent unnecessary injuries by helping students meet themselves where they’re at and inspired confidence no matter the student’s experience level. Slowly I started to tap into more than the fitness aspect of yoga – soothing my anxiety, back pain relief, and a healthier lifestyle.
Yoga is about more than just the poses, but if you don’t feel comfortable in them it’s hard to go deeper.
500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher
Yoga Alliance Certified
Completed 200-Hour certification
Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts (taught by Laura McKinzie)
Completed 300-Hour certification
Tantric Alchemy Institute in Costa Rica
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