It’s Townie Tuesday and time to introduce you to Lisa! Read on and you’ll understand that it’s people like her that make us stand strong in our belief that yoga is like coming home to yourself. Lisa found serenity through her practice with us, and she brings a light into our space every time she come through.
Why did you start doing yoga?
I took my first yoga class 10 years ago during an intense period of grief. I will never forget sobbing through savasana during that class. I realized that I had been holding my breath for a very long time. I left the studio shaken, but also hopeful that yoga could help me breathe again.
What’s a yoga accomplishment you’re most proud of?
Introducing my husband to yoga. Two of my greatest loves in one space, that’s winning!
There is something so soothing in my yoga routine: the feeling of my mat under my arm and my water bottle in my hand, the smell of the studio when you walk through the door, the genuine smiles from my fellow townies as I sign-in… Yogatown is where I find stillness within myself, even if everything around me doesn’t feel peaceful.
What does the word Townie mean to you?
Love and community.
We believe that yoga is about so much more than being bendy. What does yoga mean to you? Has it changed since you started practicing?
I give a lot during the day; during the week, yoga is my time; it’s all for me. Yoga has helped me reconnect with myself and I’m so in love with the person staring back at me in the mirror. I cherish this time with myself and I carry this love and peace with me off the mat and in every interaction I have.