Hi, I’m Lisa.
I have spent most of my adult life exploring and learning many different ways to address physical, energetic and emotional pain. My largest interest lies in the relationship between the physical & energetic bodies and how the mind, body & spirit intertwine. And I enjoy writing about what I find.
I grew up in the Midwest and received my bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Saint Louis University in 1995. I began to practice yoga shortly after that, and began teaching yoga in 2000. My physical therapy and bodywork career has been focused on orthopedic injuries with special interest and attention to the fascial system, the spine and chronic pain.
I have taken a multitude of continuing education courses in various forms of manual therapy, including John Barnes Myofascial Release, Upledger Craniosacral Therapy and Certification in Lymphedema treatment along with many techniques in Joint Mobilization, Muscle Energy Techniques and Soft Tissue Mobilization. I currently live in Ventura, California.
In my free time I love reading, being in nature, spending time with my favorite people and my cats, and learning as much as I can about this wild and magical place we live in and our amazing bodies that carry us through it!