About Lisa

E-RYT 500

IMG_2885“Through mindful and courageous movement, we can change the world.”

The yoga practice provides a space for discovering our capacity for personal transformation. Thoughtful, insightful, and inspiring, Lisa Messina creates a safe place for deep listening and courageous exploration. A dancer from the age of three, Lisa’s life work has been exploring and sharing her passion for movement through a broad range of modalities, including dance, Pilates, and yoga. A persistent seeker, she unites a deep understanding for the ancient traditions of the yoga lineage with her research in progressive movement modalities. Lisa supports her students in their greatest expression of health and wellness so that they are empowered to engage harmoniously in the world.

Lisa is on the faculty of teacher training for YYoga and Octopus Garden, she is an international presenter and retreat host. Yoga certifications include Svyasa Yoga University in Bangalore (200 hours) and Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre (300 hours). Lisa has privately trained in injury prevention and rehabilitation with Master Pilates Trainer Miriane Taylor and participated in hundreds of hours of continuing education with senior teachers around the world. Lisa is currently studying Relational Somatic Psychotherapy with Dr. Michael Sieck founder of The Three Fold Way.

Founder of Drishti Yoga Centre, Lisa is currently leading open classes in Toronto at Octopus Garden, and Yyoga as well as working with private groups and individuals at Helix Heathcare Group, a wellness facility specializing in mental health, addiction and trauma. She also loves traveling, leading retreats and teaching specialized workshops in other communities.

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