Lisa's classes reflect 20+ years on the mat, seeking to find the balance between discipline and abandon, power and ease. Her first class was in 1996 with Sri Dharma Mittra in New York City. She spent the next 12 years studying Jivamukti, Ashtanga and Anusara yoga, igniting her curiosity and ongoing training in the principles of anatomical alignment in yoga. Having used yoga to successfully rehabilitate a herniated disk, two hip replacements and other sports-related injuries, Lisa is dedicated to arming students with the knowledge they need to keep their bodies safe in any yoga practice, any time. She received her 200-hour teacher training from Laughing Lotus in New York City and had completed multiple advanced trainings, including certifications with Yoga Union and Alison West.
Grace Osora Erhart
Grace Osora Erhart (RYT 500) brings her deep love for yoga and decades of experience to the mat. For Grace, yoga is mediation in motion, and the physical aspects, thought important, are simply a vehicle for personal growth and present-moment awareness. Putting special emphasis on pranayam (breathing exercises), she guides her classes through an energy-learning physical practice so that her students can feel more balanced, stable, and alive. Grace's yoga training began at Kripalu thirty years ago, and she has since integrated her many talents into her teaching, including her roles as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Massage Therapist, Phoenix Rising Massage Therapist, and Level 3 Dream Teacher in the Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming. Grace also holds certifications to teach Vinyasa, Restorative Practice, Meditation Instruction, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and is a Reiki level 2 Practitioner.
Joan’s style of teaching yoga is eclectic with emphasis on alignment and encouraging the mind, body, spirit integration. She aspires to keep the environment playful but also conducive to inner stillness.
Joan has been practicing yoga for 16 years and began teaching in 2009. She studied with Lara Ward at Lotus Gardens in Connecticut. Yoga prepared Joan for a meditation practice which she considers vital to her spiritual expansion. Both yoga and meditation have drawn her to a life path that is often led by Spirit’s guidance.
Joan also works in financial planning and education. She lives at the farm in Lyme with her husband and her canine yoga assistant, Kayla. Her hobbies include gardening and reading.
For the last 15 years Kate has been developing tools of transformation through love consciousness, movement and breath. She assists individuals in finding peace, power, clarity and health from within. Her primary tools are pranayama, yoga, pilates, mantra, hands-on-healing (reiki) and meditation.
Kate (www.katenovack.com) is a Certified Personal Trainer, Master Level Reiki healer, Stott Pilates trained pilates instructor, and Registered Yoga Instructor. She is certified in Goddess Yoga Therapy, a unique Hatha yoga method designed around observing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being to heal and reclaim one’s divine power.
She attracts all-levels and encourages students to be self-guided by the breath and delve within their heart’s flow which contributes to her diversified following.