Since her twenties, Lisa has been fascinated with how people change and human potential. Her journey has been one of seeking, exploring, testing, and questioning.
She was fortunate to discover yoga when she was pregnant with her first child in 2002. It has been her companion ever since. She completed her first two-year yoga teacher training at the Esther Myers Yoga Studio. From there she pursued a three hundred hour training and restorative yoga education at the Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre.
As a curious human being, Lisa is a passionate life-long learner. She continues to be a student of yoga philosophy and energy work. She holds a Master of Adult Education in Community Development and Counseling Psychology from OISE/UofT and has undertaken a three-year relational somatic psychotherapy program called the Three Fold Way. Currently, she is studying spiritual psychotherapy.
She is particularly interested in how yoga and mindfulness enhance mental health and is skilled in offering trauma-sensitive yoga. Movement, breath and mindfulness are key pillars in her own emotional well-being. Yoga has provided her with the opportunity to support individuals dealing with addiction, trauma, stress, illness, anxiety, and depression through classes, workshops, and individual sessions.
She has taught yoga and wellness in a variety of settings such as treatment centres, hospitals, schools, churches, workplaces, hotels, and studios reaching adults, teens, children, seniors, and new moms.
Lisa believes yoga is for everyone. Her values of compassion, accessibility and collaboration permeate her teaching and poetry and quotations are frequently interwoven. She remains awed by yoga’s capacity to heal and to offer lessons for every day living.
In addition to teaching classes at 889, Lisa offers relational somatic counselling sessions. Visit lisamitchellyoga.ca to learn more about Lisa and the services she provides.