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Lisa fell in love with yoga's capacity to help us build awareness and heal back in 1998, and has been teaching yoga since 2000. A graduate of UCLA and Harvard University (and a yoga teacher at both), Lisa is also an author, licensed psychotherapist, and founder of the Center for Yoga and Trauma Recovery in Oakland, California. She has taught yoga to a variety of people including athletes, youth, and those working through serious psychological trauma. Though she names Senior Iyengar Teacher Patricia Walden as her most influential teacher, she was mentored by many senior Yogaworks teachers, and holds the highest Yogaworks Certification available. In addition to completing the Yogaworks 200 and 300 hour programs, she has facilitated Yogaworks Teacher Trainings and provided guest lectures on yoga and trauma recovery around the globe. She is also a certified yoga therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Lisa's books include Embodied Healing: Using Yoga to Recover from Trauma and Extreme Stress (2015), How You Can Heal: A Strength Based Guide to Trauma Recovery (2017), and most recently Yoga for Trauma Recovery: Theory, Philosophy, and Practice (2019). She is also a contributing editor for the Best Practices for Yoga for Veterans, published by the Yoga Service Council. Honored as one Lululemon's first US ambassadors in 2004, Lisa was also named one of the top 20 Inspirational Yoga Teachers in 2016. Her website has been recognized as a Top 25 Yoga Blog, and is now home to the How We Can Heal Podcast, which features conversations on healing with leaders in yoga, psychology, wellness and beyond.

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