Lisa started practicing yoga 15 years ago as a self-care tool while teaching special education. She quickly found it to be a secret gift that offered an opportunity to create work/life balance; a tool that can travel anywhere and be used in all environments. Lisa set off to use her background in education, social work, trauma informed care and interpersonal neuro-biology to make meaningful changes in the field of mental health. She is deeply committed to bringing yoga to vulnerable populations as a tool for mindfulness, breath, self-care and creating peace. She believes that coming to our mats helps us connect to each other, to understand ourselves in new and deeper ways, to change our habits and to translate that awareness into our everyday life. In 2014, Lisa completed DAYA Foundation’s 200 hour yoga and social justice training. She currently teaches yoga in a Psychiatric Crisis center.