Lisa is a Mindfulness-based Yoga Teacher, Therapist, Coach and Trainer. Working with the timeless healing practices of Mindfulness, Yoga and Ayurveda to cultivate calmness, clarity and compassion in our daily lives.....
Welcome and thank you for taking an interest in the life-enhancing practices of Mindfulness, Yoga and TRE! What I really love about this work is that it is accessible to each and every one of us – whatever your race, gender, size, age, religion, vocation, ability, health…
I work with individuals, schools and companies offering classes, courses, workshops, retreats, coaching and customised training. Through my work, whether one to one or in groups I aim to facilitate the health, happiness and well-being of all.
Whether you feel on top form looking to find some greater purpose to your life or feel pretty low mentally, physically or emotionally all of us can benefit from making the time to re-engage with our lives in a more mindful way.
Through these simple and practical mind-body approaches you can learn to live life with a greater sense of ease, appreciation and enjoyment and in doing so realise your personal and professional potential.
Not only does it transform our own lives by taking care of ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally – it also has a huge ripple effect extending the benefits to our family, friends, colleagues and our world!
Mindfulness is the ability to leave the past behind us and to not project ourselves into a catastrophic future. Instead we learn to live in the present moment where our real lives are unfolding, where we can make skilful, life-enhancing choices. Mindful living offers us the ability to meet the challenges of our lives with enthusiasm and optimism, accessing new ways of problem solving, enhancing our creativity and optimising our global sense of wellbeing. Mindfulness creates clearer communication, helping us relate to others with understanding.
"The present is the only time that any of us have to be alive - to know anything - to perceive - to learn - to act - to change - to heal." - Jon Kabat-Zinn
Hatha Yoga is an ancient scientific practice that promotes physical and mental wellbeing. It encourages us to reach our potential and gives us opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. As it continues to evolve it provides tried and tested techniques which are a valuable resource to us in our fast paced modern life. The traditional aim of yoga is to purify the body to clear the mind, helping us to be in a better balanced state where we can live life more consciously.
"The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships" - T.K.V. Desikachar
Together mindfulness and yoga help us to cultivate a greater awareness of our breath, body, thoughts and emotions so that we can gain more self-understanding and find new, more helpful ways of responding to challenges in our daily lives. They encourage us to reflect more, connect to ourselves and open our hearts. This doesn't stop life from happening, but gives us an essential steadiness, a place of peace, clarity and understanding from which we can engage and respond rather than react out of habit and our conditioning. We can then meet challenges of our modern daily life with greater ease and equanimity. Bringing together the transformational practices of mindfulness and yoga allows us to develop our wisdom and compassion and to be the change we wish to see in the world.
Living mindfully creates the opportunity to live with compassion and to be grateful for our lives whatever is occurring. With practice, mindfulness and yoga become a way of life, a way of being that frees us to be joyful, spontaneous, energised and engaged and to be as healthy and well as we are able.
"Living well is not about being calm; it is about being present" - Judith Lasater
- Mindful Yoga classes & 8 week Mindfulness courses running in Skipton and Hellifield
- Mindfulness and Personal Resilience Workshops - please get in touch if you would like to bring this to your workplace
- Individual Yoga Therapy & TRE sessions - please get in touch to make an appointment.
- Day and weekend retreats running locally and globally!
One of just a few certified TRE providers in the UK, I run group sessions and offer individual TRE sessions. TRE is a series of exercises practiced mindfully to assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. It is a simple and easy to learn self-help practice.