Lisa Petersen is a somatics innovator and yoga teacher who is passionate about guiding people towards personal transformation both on and off the mat. She is internationally known for her integrity, clarity and presence. Her teaching is informed by a rich understanding of embodiment, experiential anatomy and developmental movement patterns. She is moved by finding the balance between being and doing, movement and stillness, strength and fluidity, discipline and freedom.

Lisa invites her students into the joy of having a moving, breathing body. Her classes focus on embodying ease within effort using what she sees as three Super Powers: curiosity, exploration and self-inquiry. She teaches with quintessential Irish charm and humour, imparting clarity and sensitivity while revealing the evolution of somatics and yoga.

Lisa first trained at Vivekenanda Kendra (India’s most reputable Yoga Therapy hospital), before studying and co-teaching extensively with Donna Farhi. Her other primary teachers over the past two decades are Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and Amy Matthews. Lisa offers workshops and teacher trainings in yoga, somatics and embodied anatomy around the world. She wishes to extend her deepest gratitude to her many teachers and students, and all those seeking to make the world a more embodied place.

  • Advanced Teacher Training Certificate, Donna Farhi
  • EAY, School For Body Mind Centering
  • Diploma in Perinatal Yoga, Birthlight
  • Diploma in Yoga Therapy, YTTC
  • Yoga Instructors Certificate, sVYASA
  • Yoga Therapy Instructor’s Course, sVYASA (Back-pain, Arthritis, Hypertension, Asthma)
  • Certificate in Somatics, International Institute for Somatic Movement Education
  • Certificate in Ayurvedic Yoga Massage
  • Certificates in Reiki 1 & 2
  • Bsc. (Hons) Communications
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