Our faculty is comprised of inspiring, highly trained, dedicated, passionate individuals. Lisa has chosen them for their hearts, minds and spirits. Together, they offer you a wealth of knowledge and decades upon decades of experience.

Lisa Petersen

Lisa is the founder of Living Yoga. She currently calls herself a somatic pioneer, embodied anatomist and Yoga educator. Lisa is known for her clarity, presence, humour and passion as well as her ability to simplify complex anatomical theories and see patterns.
Lisa counts her lucky stars that she encountered Donna Farhi in 2000 and continues to study with this master teacher to this day. She is immensely grateful to have learned embodied anatomy directly from Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen between 2008-2010 and from Amy Matthews since 2006. Lisa co-taught Farhi’s 2013 and 2015 Advanced Teacher Training and incorporates Body-Mind Centering® extensively into her teaching.
Her style is warm and personable. Her workshops and trainings are innovative and authentic as she guides her students towards personal transformation both on and off the mat. Lisa is passionate about finding the balance between being and doing, movement and stillness, strength and fluidity, discipline and freedom. She offers immersions in Yoga, somatic movement and embodied anatomy internationally. She is a qualified Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Somatic Movement Educator and Pre- and Peri-natal Instructor. www.lisapetersen.yoga

Christine Howitt

Christine is a Yoga teacher and shiatsu practitioner based in Manchester. She lays down the foundations of the LYATT along with Lisa. Christine is well known and respected for her instinctive approach to teaching. She offers a deep well of power as she takes her students on an embodied journey into themselves. Christine is a founder-member of Bodywyse Alternative Health Centre and teaches classes and workshops nationally as well as working one to one on a therapeutic basis. She is also part of the faculty for the Yoga Campus North Teacher Training. Her Buddhist roots have led her to develop a clear, keen and well-honed kindness, with which she treats students and colleagues alike. www.christinehowitt.info

Sandra McGuffin

Sandra McGuffin is a Yoga teacher and Somatic Movement Educator in the tradition of Body-Mind Centering®. Sandra’s Yoga journey over the past decade has taken her on a path of deep self-study. Her investment in and commitment to her own process are an inspiration to witness. Sandra’s passion for anatomy is insightful and infectious. When coupled with her natural creativity, innate talent, honesty and desire to share, a gifted teacher emerges. Watch this space.

John Sharkey

John Sharkey is an international educator, author and authority in the areas of Clinical Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, human movement and the manual treatment of chronic pain using European Neuromuscular Therapy. John is a graduate of the University of Dundee, University of Liverpool and University of Chester. He completed undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the areas of Exercise Physiology, Clinical Anatomy and holds a post-graduate certificate in education. He is currently a senior lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester/NTC, Dublin and is the programme leader of the Biotensegrity focused Thiel soft fix cadaver dissection courses department of anatomy and human identification, Dundee University, Scotland.
John has been delivering human anatomy dissection courses for many years teaching the geometry of anatomy and movement from the unique Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century perspective. His presentations are respectful, dynamic, entertaining, educational and insightful. www.johnsharkeyevents.com

Eleanor Dawson

Eleanor is a multi-faceted musician and Yoga teacher based in Co. Dublin. Trained as a classical musician, and in Yoga in the tradition of TKV Desikachar, she teaches students and Yoga teachers in Ireland, UK and in Quebec, Canada. Eleanor was privileged to work with the late Peter Hersnack, who remains her principal inspiration. She is Co-Director of the UK-based Association for Yoga Studies and deeply involved in the dissemination of Peter Hersnack’s teaching internationally. Eleanor’s innovative, enquiring approach to teaching of Yoga and sound is rooted in her rigorous training in both music and Yoga. She works with voice and resonance to present Yoga as an embodied spiritual teaching for living. Her approach is tender, creative, sensitive and good-humoured. www.rasayogasound.com

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