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 training from Cyndi Lee’s OM Yoga Center. She is currently deepening her understanding of Yoga; enrolled in the Teacher Education program at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York.
Since starting to teach Lisa has made four 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 and others. Lisa has lived internationally in both Hong Kong and Singapore, studying and teaching yoga while her husband’s job brought them overseas for three years.
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 yet clear 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’s notable yoga teachers include; Tori Milner, Matt Dreyfus, Bobby Clennell, James Murphy, and the teachers at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York. In Asia she studied Iyengar Yoga with George Dovas, Jacqueline Ospovat, Anjani Shah, and Peter Thomson. Dance sparked a love for human movement which carried on through the art of yoga a few of her most influential teachers are; Curt Haworth, Jennifer Johnson-Binford, Darlene Myers, and Doug Varone.
Lisa is based in New York City and is the packleader of Boo; a rescued tuxedo cat from a barn in Brooklyn 🐱, George Fang; a rescued local dog from Hong Kong Dog Rescue 🐺, and Roary; a talkative cat that she picked up from the street on her way home from teaching Yoga in Harlem. 🐈
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