Lisa Kazmer grew up in upstate New York and after completing her BFA in Modern Dance from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia she moved to New York City where she received her yoga teacher training from Cyndi Lee’s OM Yoga Center.
Since then she has acquired over 5,000 hours of hands-on experience and has made three yoga-focused trips to India; the first in 2009 to study and practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Mysore and subsequent trips to study Iyengar Yoga in Pune with Geeta Iyengar. Lisa has lived internationally in both Hong Kong and Singapore, studying and teaching yoga while her husband’s job brought them overseas.
With a great deal of experience working with seniors, pregnant students, and brand new beginners Lisa excels in making students feel comfortable and welcome in class regardless of limitations. Lisa’s approach to teaching yoga is hands-on, intuitive, precise, and fun. She sees the yoga studio as a safe, sacred space in which we have the opportunity to work through all the temperaments of the body and mind through the practice of yoga. She has a nurturing quality to her teaching and specializes in adapting the yoga postures to work with any body. Her intention is for students to leave class feeling strong, spacious, tuned in, and grounded in the nature of their body.
Lisa has been helping pregnant women and couples prepare for childbirth since 2007. Lisa Kazmer is a DONA trained Birth Doula and some of her prenatal yoga students benefit so greatly from her prenatal yoga classes that they have hired her as their Doula to help assist their birth. She has studied women’s yoga, prenatal, and birth support with Tara Poulin, Janice Clarfield, Leslie Howard, and Bobby Clennell.
While there are many teachers and practices that have made their impact. Lisa’s notable yoga teachers include; Jennifer Brilliant, David Michael Hollander, George Dovas, Anjani Shan, Jacqueline Ospovat, Peter Thomson, Amy Matthews, Bobby Clennell and the teachers of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York as well as influential dance teachers; Curt Haworth, Jennifer Johnson-Binford, Darlene Myers, and Doug Varone.
Lisa is the packleader of Boo; a rescue cat from Brooklyn 🐈 and George Fang; a rescue dog from Hong Kong 🐺.