Lisa LoringWashington, District Of Columbia (dc), United States
Forrest Yoga Associate


About Lisa:
Lisa holds certifications in two yoga traditions that complement one another beautifully; Embodyoga and Forrest Yoga. The fluid practice of Embodyoga uses traditional flow yoga techniques to explore how to move from the inner body out, to discover the same liveliness we see and feel all around us is WITHIN us, and teaches how to pare down the layers to feel how awake we are right down to the very core of every cell. These same principals are the heart of Forrest Yoga, an intensely physical and internally focused practice that uses longer-held poses to emphasize focus and strength and how to carry your transformative experience off the mat and into your daily life.

Lisa is also a certified Yin Yoga teacher. Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to the more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles that are predominant today. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive stress on the deep layers of connective tissue in the body. Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body's meridian system, which enhances the body's energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium. As this practice emphasizes stillness and silence, Yin Yoga prepares both the body and the mind for deeper experiences in meditation.

Why do I practice?

Did you ever notice how you always hear people refer to a state of being balanced as "body, mind and spirit", not "mind, body and spirit"? Getting to the heart of who I am, who we are, at our most authentic is by being immersed in the sensations of our bodies. Yoga absolutely brings me into utter presence in my body through a focus on the sensations and wisdom in my body, which when paired with my intellect, shines through as my authentic spirit.

Why do I serve and teach?

Because I want everyone to feel as awesome as I do and to discover their own way into their bodies through strength and healing. I absolutely fall in love every time I see someone drop into their body's intelligence and dive into sensation and become more skilfull at life because they are becoming more and more integrated in body, mind and spirit.

How do I serve?

Through countless hours in practice (even traditions I do not teach! ) so I can authentically share. Through reading and surrounding myself with inspiriational resources and exposing myself to unfamiliar situations as often as possible. Through discomfort we change!

And, most importantly, demanding presence of being in every situation so I can help others become more present.

We are human BEINGS, not human DOINGS, but we can do more by just BEING.